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Fed Triggers Third Interest Rate Cut of 2019

The Federal Reserve announced a quarter-point interest rate reduction yesterday, its third such move this year. The target federal funds rate now stand at 1.5% after starting the year at 2.25%.

Fed Announces First Rate Cut in 11 Years

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell officially announced a widely expected cut to the federal funds rate yesterday, dropping the central bank's target by a quarter-point to 2%.

Stage Set for New-Vehicle Sales Contraction: Edmunds

Auto loan interest rates in June likely reached their highest level in nine years, Edmunds reported, a week after saying a strong economy is likely masking market factors bubbling just below the service that could start to slow down sales.

Fed Reserve Approves Second Rate Hike of 2018

With the labor market continuing to strengthen and economic activity rising at a solid rate, the Federal Reserve raised the Federal Funds Rate a quarter percentage point for the second time this year — putting the target for short-term rates in the 1.75 to 2% range.

Federal Reserve Keeps Rates Steady

The Federal Reserve voted unanimously to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1.5% and 1.75% on Wednesday, but hinted at a possible rate hike in June with inflation creeping closer to its 2% goal.

Fed Boosts Interest Rates Again, More Hikes Planned

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee raised interest rates again Wednesday. It's a sign that the Fed believes the economy is in no danger of slowing down, including taking into consideration this week's latest economic reports.

The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on TCO

Fleets using open-end leases may need to reevaluate their total cost of ownership (TCO) calculation as federal interest rates continue to rise in 2017, fleet management company experts told AutomotiveFleet.com.

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