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Jerome Powell Talks Interest Rates

“This low interest rate environment may limit the ability of central banks to reduce policy interest rates enough to support the economy during a downturn<" said Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in the first part of his Monetary Policy Report.

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Interest Rate Hike Still a 2015 Possibility, Pending Economic Improvements

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen served as the lone witness in a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday titled "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” In the semiannual report to Congress, Yellen was questioned about the highly anticipated rate increase, among other topics such the overall state of the economy, inflation, employment, and monetary policy. She maintained her position on the uncertainty of the rate increase until further economic improvement occurs.

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