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As expected, Fed holds off interest-rate hike

‘Growth in economic activity appears to have slowed’
The Federal Open Market Committee elected not to increase the federal funds rate. Whereas the committee believes housing has improved further, inflation is running just a little behind its objective.
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Will Fed remain dovish, punt on interest-rate hike again?

Market analysts still look to second half of year for federal funds rate increase
During this week's meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, the group that sets the benchmark interest rate for bank lending, there will undoubtedly be some discussion about raising the federal funds rate again, but discussion is about as far as it’s going to get, some analysts believe.
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Trump: If I win, Yellen's days at the Fed will be numbered

Republican frontrunner tells Fortune he'd replace Fed Chair
If Republican frontrunner Donald Trump secures a victory in November’s election and is sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017 as this country's next president, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may shortly find herself out of a job.
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Fannie Mae: Expect Fed rate hikes in June and December

Economic growth will remain limited in 2016
Despite the Federal Open Market Committee announcing earlier this week that it felt that current economic conditions did not warrant another increase of the federal funds rate, Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group still expects that the FOMC will increase rates at least twice in 2016.
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The GDP loses momentum

Especially in the fourth quarter
The GDP, the value of everything a nation produces, showed a significant markdown this fourth quarter compared to the 3.9% increase last spring, according to Market Watch. The economy expanded at a 2.4% clip last year, the same as in 2014, the Commerce Department said. The U.S. hasn’t topped 3% growth since 2005.
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