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The Federal Reserve is widely expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged at the end of a two-day policy meeting on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

The White House probably won’t be happy with the Fed’s interest rate decision

The Federal Reserve is expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged at the end of a two-day policy meeting Wednesday even as the White House steps up pressure to lower them.

Trump’s top economic adviser keeps calling for a rate cut, but economists say that probably won’t happen anytime soon

Following softer than expected inflation readings, some are betting on lower borrowing costs. Economists say they're setting themselves up for disappointment.

The Fed’s favorite inflation gauge just rose at the slowest pace in more than a year

The Federal Reserve's favorite measure of inflation rose at the slowest pace in more than a year while consumer spending picked up.
City Hall is seen in the distance as construction workers help carry a huge American flag in a march to the Metropolitan Detention Center during one a several May Day immigration-themed events on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

GDP growth smashed expectations at the beginning of 2019. But economists say the upswing probably won’t last.

A broad measure of economic growth out Friday may have masked pockets of weakness in the economy.

The Fed isn’t ruling out a rate hike this year

Federal Reserve officials expect some aspects of the economy to improve in the coming months and could still increase interest rates later in the year, minutes from its latest meeting revealed Wednesday.

Trump’s Fed shakeup could leave US policymakers’ hands tied during a recession

Economists say that Trump's potential Fed nominees could hinder the central bank's ability to respond to a recession.

Trump’s latest Fed picks have experts worried about central bank independence. Here’s what that means and why it matters.

Politicians like lower rates because they can give the economy a short-term boost. But politicized monetary policy can destabilize the economy.

Trump steps up pressure on Fed, calls for interest-rate cuts

President Donald Trump blamed the Fed for slowing growth Friday, saying it should cut interest rates and start injecting money into the economy.