by Joseph Weber
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept its benchmark interest rates, as expected.
The Fed held the rate amid a growing economy and labor market and inflation that remains about the central bank’s target. But additional increases also raise concerns about throwing the U.S. economy into a recession.
The Fed’s rate-setting group unanimously agreed to hold the key federal funds rate in a target range between 5.25%-5.5%, where it has been since July, according to CNBC.com.
This was the second consecutive meeting that the Federal Open Market Committee chose to hold, following 11 rate hikes, including four this year.
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Joseph Weber comes to JusttheNews after covering national politics for Fox News since 2011.
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