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It’s Official: The Fed Finally Raises Rates

The Federal Reserve made the long-awaited, much-anticipated announcement on Wednesday afternoon that federal funds target rate will increase by 25 basis points from its near-zero level where it has been since 2006.

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Ask the Economist: Why Raise Rates Now?

Ask the Economist is an ongoing series in which DS News talks with an economist about the most pressing issues facing the nation's housing industry and the economy. This installment features Frank Nothaft, SVP and Chief Economist with CoreLogic.

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The Collingwood Group Chairman Debates Fed Rate Hike

With one last opportunity to raise rates this year, many believe that the the Federal Open Market Committee just may follow though with an obscure promise made in the last meeting in October. The Collingwood Group Chairman Tim Rood debated the possible rate hike in December and other topics on Fox Business Network.

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‘Too Big to Fail’ is in Fed’s Crosshairs

“Emergency lending is a critical tool that can be used in times of crisis to help mitigate extraordinary pressures in financial markets that would otherwise have severe adverse consequences for households, businesses, and the U.S. economy,” Fed Chairman Janet Yellen said.

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