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Mar 19, 2014

Fed revamps rates guidance, trims bond buys further

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday dropped the U.S. unemployment rate as its definitive yardstick for gauging the economy’s strength, and made clear it would rely on a wide range of measures in deciding when to raise interest rates

At the same time, it said that dropping a promise to hold rates steady “well past the time” the U.S. unemployment rate falls below 6.5 percent did not indicate any change in the Fed’s policy intentions.

Mar 19, 2014

Yellen Fed poised to trim bond buying, rewrite rates guidance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve is set to trim its bond-buying stimulus for a third time in a row on Wednesday, and will probably rewrite its guidance on when it might eventually raise interest rates.

The moves would represent both continuity at the U.S. central bank as Janet Yellen chairs her first policy-setting meeting and a nod to economic reality.

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      "Coverage includes Federal Reserve regional banks, U.S. monetary policy, interest-rate futures markets, and financial exchanges and clearinghouses serving the derivatives marketplace, including CME Group."
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