Tag: Janet Yellen

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  • Student loans the the Federal Reserve

    Why 44 million Americans With Student Loans Love Janet Yellen Right Now

    The Federal Reserve did student loan borrowers a favor last week. Fed policymakers voted to leave interest rates at 0-0.25% following a two-day meeting in Washington. Since the market meltdown and financial crisis, low-interest rates have been the norm over the last seven years. Low-interest rates are often praised for helping consumers save money during […]

  • Janet Yellen Interest Rates

    Janet Yellen Says Interest Rates Will Likely Rise By End Of Year

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Thursday that she still expects a long-awaited interest rate hike by the end of 2015. Speaking at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Yellen delivered a lengthy address on inflation and monetary policy. The Fed had declined to raise rates when officials met last week in part because of […]

  • Fed Interest Rates

    The Fed Keeps Interest Rates Near Zero

    The Federal Reserve decided Thursday to once again delay an interest rate increase, with Chairwoman Janet Yellen pointing to “heightened uncertainties abroad.” Speculation has increased over recent months that the Fed would finally achieve “liftoff” this week, increasing rates for the first time in almost a decade amid signs of a strengthening American economy. But […]