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Federal Reserve raises key interest rate by quarter-point, ending 7 years of near-zero rates

 


WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds modestly higher rates on some loans.

The Fed coupled its first rate hike in nine years with a signal that further increases will likely be made slowly as the economy strengthens further and inflation rises from undesirably low levels.

Wednesday's action signaled the central bank's belief that the economy has finally regained enough strength 6½ years after the Great Recession ended to withstand modestly higher borrowing rates.

http://www.startribune.com/fed-finally-lifts-key-interest-rate-from-near-zero/362666011/#1

 

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