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The Fed said that the economy is expanding at a “moderate” pace and described recent gains in hiring as “strong.”

This is why Fed-watchers have been confused on when the end of QE will happen.

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

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 18, 2013
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The IMF chief says policymakers need to be readying themselves for the end of the road on unconventional monetary policy.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 23, 2013
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Two economists argue that when the Fed buys Treasury bonds, it doesn't really make us better off. Mortgage backed securities may be a better bet!

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 23, 2013
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Here's what the selloff in emerging markets has to do with the Federal Reserve.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 20, 2013
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The Fed will start tapering bond purchases before too much longer. Could they start small?

It may be Americans celebrating July 4, but the central banks of Europe and Britain were the ones showing independence today.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 4, 2013
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The Fed says it can cut back its bond-buying program without signaling that it will raise interest rates. The market doesn't believe them. At least not yet.

  • Ylan Mui
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  • Jun 25, 2013
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Eric Rosengren explains that when the Fed starts tapering, it could actually mean more monetary easing, not less.

When an expansion is driven by monetary policy, like this one, its impacts tend to be strongest for those who are already well-off.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 29, 2013
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Financial markets are doing great! Here's why financial market types are so angry about that.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 9, 2013
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The iconic computer company was able to borrow money for 30 years for only about a percentage point more than the U.S. government. That seems insane--but carries some real lessons.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 1, 2013
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Here's what the Fed's leading dove is thinking on cyclical versus structural unemployment and how long bond buying might last.

The IMF is starting to worry that easy money could be setting up the next crisis. But what's a depressed economy to do?

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 11, 2013
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