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Why the Fed decreased interest rates and what it means (access required)

  For the first time since 2008, the Federal Open Market Committee (The Fed) announced on July 31 that it would be cutting interest rates by 0.25 percent. Thanks to a healthy and expanding economy, the Fed started increasing rates in 2015 in an effort to balance inflation around their 2 percent target while maintaining maximum sustainable ...

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