The Federal Reserve decided to stand pat following its two-day October meeting

The U.S. Federal Reserve today decided to maintain rates near zero, leaving them unchanged since 2008. The Fed did announce that it is open to raising rates at the next meeting in December.

“In determining whether it will be appropriate to raise (interest rates) at its next meeting, the (Fed) will assess progress-both realized and expected-toward its objectives of maximum employment and 2 percent inflation,” the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ...

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