Advisors Downplay Fed’s Interest Rate Decision
“Too much emphasis is being placed on the significance of this event,” one advisor said as the FOMC announced it was keeping rates unchanged.
Fed Says U.S. Economy Has Slowed, but Takes No New Action
The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy is losing strength and repeated a pledge to take further steps to stimulate growth, but it took no new action.
Fed’s Hoenig: Forget the Economy, Focus on Finances
One day before policymakers meet in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Thomas Hoenig said there’s only so much the central bank can do to help the economy, and that the policy should pivot to focus on the country’s fiscal problems.