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People are worried that labor strife, oil shocks, and the Fed could lead to an economic disaster — here’s why they shouldn’t

People are worried that labor strife, oil shocks, and that the Fed could lead to a 1970s-style economic disaster. That's not going to happen.

The Fed pumps another $75 billion into markets and says more cash is on the way

The Federal Reserve ended the week with yet another attempt to calm money markets and an announcement that more injections were on the way.

The Fed pumps another $75 billion into markets — its 3rd straight daily injection

This week marked the first time the central bank has taken such steps since the global financial crisis 10 years ago.

The Fed just cut interest rates for the 2nd time this year. Here’s what the decrease means for your wallet.

The Federal Reserve's latest interest rate cut will affect all different types of non-mortgage loans like credit card rates.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell.

US stocks are set to drop after the Fed’s ‘hawkish shift’ tempers hopes for further rate cuts

The Fed cut rates by 25 basis points to counter slowing growth and the trade war, saying "moderate" action is enough for now. Oil rose 0.7% to about $64.

The Fed is supposed to be independent from the White House. But Trump’s next pick for the central bank wants to challenge that.

Central bank independence is widely viewed as essential for a healthy economy and financial markets.
The old-fashioned way to buy a car.

5 things that get cheaper when the Fed cuts interest rates

Borrowers may see interest rates down on credit cards, variable rate student loans, auto loans, small business loans, and home equity lines of credit.
Cutting interest rates encourages spending.

When the Fed cuts interest rates, it affects everything from your savings account to your auto loans

When the Fed cuts interest rates, it's to encourage spending and growth, and it affects everything from savings accounts to mortgages to loans.

The Fed cuts rates for 2nd time since financial crisis — but defies Trump’s calls for ‘big’ stimulus

The move was broadly in line with expectations but far from the aggressive stimulus President Donald Trump has demanded in recent weeks.

The Fed just pumped $128 billion into markets to pull down interest rates, its first injection in 10 years

The move comes after the amount of cash banks have on hand for short-term funding dried up earlier this week.