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The Fed continues to plan to raise interest rates this year.

The Federal Reserve chair is building a case for bringing the era of easy money to an end despite increasingly vocal calls for delay.

The Fed is widely expected to start raising the interest rate again this year. But disappointing economic growth, low inflation and a slowing job market have cast doubt on the timing.

The phrase in the Federal Reserve’s official policy statement caused particular consternation during its gathering in Washington this week.

The central bank cuts bond-buying by $10 billion, will keep a key interest rate low "for a considerable time."

The central bank is nearing a milestone, and communicating its next steps could prove challenging.

The deliberately bland language masks the vigorous debate both inside and outside the Fed over how much progress the economy has made -- and whether the central bank can still make a difference.

Central bank cuts bond-buying by another $10 billion

The academic debates within the central bank are playing out in real-time across the globe.

The action reaffirms the central bank's confidence in the recovery despite stalled growth during the winter.

Live updates of today's big afternoon of Fed news.

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We imagine what might happen at this afternoon's press conference if someone switched Ben Bernanke's water glass for gin.

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  • Mar 20, 2013
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The FOMC is all over the place on what to do next on U.S. monetary policy.

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  • Feb 20, 2013
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The failure at the Fed in 2007 was one of creativity

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Transcripts of Fed meetings during the first year of the financial crisis had been under lock and key for five years. Until today. We're combing through the archives and will be updating this post with everything we find.

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The first transcripts of Fed meetings during the crisis should come out any day now. It will be huge!

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What to know about the latest minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee

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