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Fed Confronts Why It May Have Acted Too Slowly on Inflation

Some Federal Reserve officials have begun to acknowledge that they were too slow to respond to rapid inflation last year, a delay that is forcing them to constrain the economy […]




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The Fed Wants to Fight Inflation Without a Recession. Is It Too Late?

The Federal Reserve is poised to set out a path to rapidly withdraw support from the economy at its meeting on Wednesday — and while it hopes it can contain […]




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How to Prepare as the Fed Moves to Rein In Inflation

The amounts involved in the Fed’s quantitative easing have been staggering. Back in 2008, the Fed’s balance sheet had assets of $820 billion. They reached $4.5 trillion — yes, trillion […]




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Fed Signals Rate Increase in March, Citing Inflation and Strong Job Market

Federal Reserve officials signaled on Wednesday that they were on track to raise interest rates in March, given that inflation has been running far above policymakers’ target and that labor […]




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Why Critics Fear the Fed’s Policy Shift May Prove Late and Abrupt

That caused the Fed to change course late last year — and to do so fairly abruptly.“Inflation really popped up in the late spring last year, and we had a […]




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Omicron Is an Economic Threat, but Inflation Is Worse, Central Bankers Say

There is still a lot scientists do not know about Omicron. There is cautious optimism — but no certainty — about the effectiveness of vaccines against this fast-spreading variant of […]




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Fed Could Raise Rates 3 Times in 2022 and Speeds End of Bond-Buying

Federal Reserve policymakers moved into inflation-fighting mode on Wednesday, saying they would cut back more quickly on their pandemic-era stimulus at a moment of rising prices and strong economic growth, […]




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The Fed Meets Amid Faster Inflation and Prepares to React

Federal Reserve officials, worried about rising costs and buoyed by a healing labor market, are pivoting from bolstering the economic recovery to more quickly withdrawing the support that has aided […]




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A Top Official Says the Fed Will ‘Grapple’ With a Faster Bond-Buying Taper

John C. Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said the latest variant of the coronavirus could prolong the bottlenecks and shortages that have caused inflation to […]




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The Bond Market Says Inflation Will Last. You Should Be Listening.

Almost everyone — buyers of used cars, renters, homeowners with big heating bills and stock market investors — has been fretting about rising prices lately. But despite some of the […]