TV News LIES

Thursday, Dec 14th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Economy Fed hikes interest rates, signals two more increases for 2017

Fed hikes interest rates, signals two more increases for 2017

E-mail Print PDF

Interrest rates increaseThe Federal Reserve’s top policymaking body on Wednesday pulled the trigger on another increase in interest rates, the first since Donald Trump became president, and signaled there will be two more hikes this year.

The Federal Open Market Committee, which sets the key borrowing rate that affects interest payments on everything from mortgages to savings accounts, raised rates one-quarter of a percentage point. Still, the FOMC emphasized that it plans to nudge up interest rates gradually. The key rate now stands at between 3/4 of a percent and 1 percent.

The central bank's nascent campaign to move toward a more normal interest rate environment could dampen economic growth and the stock market rally, potentially putting the Fed on a collision course with Trump, who hopes to jumpstart the economy through tax cuts and infrastructure spending.

In a statement following two days of meetings this week, the FOMC said inflation has risen, “moving close” to the central bank's target of 2 percent, mainly due to increases in energy and food prices.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


U.S. trade gap soars as imports from China hit record high

trae deficit soars The U.S. trade deficit jumped 8.6 percent in October as imports from China and other suppliers...

Richest 1% now owns half the world's wealth

Richest 1% own half the world's wealth The wealthiest 1% of the world's population now owns more than half of the world's wealth,...

The GOP tax plan could negatively affect your Social Security benefits

Tax reform? No, tax CUTS for the wealthy!Without a guaranteed monthly stipend, the number of seniors living below the federal poverty level could...

After a Tax Crackdown, Apple Found a New Shelter for Its Profits

Apple found new island to shelter its billionsIt was May 2013, and Mr. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, appeared before a United...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!