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Kansas City Fed: Rate Hike Should be “On the Table” March

Although economic conditions such as employment and inflation are not ideal, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George is pushing for the central bank to make one of those four increases the industry has been waiting on in March at the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

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Fed Minutes: Rate Hike a Close Call

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The Federal Reserve's daring move to increase the federal funds rate just before the end of 2015 was no surprise to most, but what the mortgage industry did not know was that this initial move would only the beginning of a series of events..

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It’s Official: The Fed Finally Raises Rates

The Federal Reserve made the long-awaited, much-anticipated announcement on Wednesday afternoon that federal funds target rate will increase by a quarter of a percentage point from its near-zero level where it has been since 2006.

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The Pressure’s On: Will the Fed Raise Rates Next Week?

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On Wednesday, December 16, the Federal Open Market Committee (the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve) will wrap its eighth and final meeting of 2015. Nearly everyone from economists, analysts, and even the policymakers themselves are predicting the FOMC to announce the Fed’s first federal funds rate hike in nine years.

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The Collingwood Group Chairman Debates Fed Rate Hike

With one last opportunity to raise rates this year, many believe that the the Federal Open Market Committee just may follow though with an obscure promise made in the last meeting in October. The Collingwood Group Chairman Tim Rood debated the possible rate hike in December and other topics on Fox Business Network’s Cavuto.

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