Fed Unlikely to Remove Its Economic Stimulus Just Yet

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Fed Unlikely to Remove Its Economic Stimulus Just Yet

Federal Reserve officials have grown more confident that a self-sustaining economic recovery is taking root in the U.S., but they want to see more evidence before they seriously consider how and when to pull back the enormous amounts of stimulus they pumped into the financial system.

So when officials gather for their next policy meeting March 15, they are likely to decide to continue a $600 billion Treasury securities purchasing program. They are also likely to maintain a commitment to keep short-term interest rates near zero for an "extended period."

Read the entire story from the Wall Street Journal >>

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