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Federal Reserve Cuts Rate 3/4 Of A Point

From the Chicken Littles at the Associated Press:

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Tuesday slashed U.S. interest rates ...

Federal Reserve makes emergency rate cut

Three-quarters of a percentage point cut biggest in recent memory

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve, confronted with a global stock sell-off fanned by increased fears of a recession, cut a key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point on Tuesday, the biggest one-day move by the central bank in recent memory.

The Fed said it was cutting the federal funds rate, the interest that banks charge each other on overnight loans, to 3.5 percent, down by three-fourths of a percentage point from 4.25 percent.

The Fed action was the most dramatic signal it can send that it is concerned about a potential recession in the United States. It marked the biggest one-day move by the central bank in recent memory.

The Fed decision was taken during an emergency telephone conference with Fed officials on Monday night. Those discussions occurred after global financial markets had plunged Monday as investors grew more concerned about the possibility that the United States, the world’s largest economy, could be headed into a recession…

What if the media gave a recession and nobody came?

Besides, isn’t global warming the most important threat we are facing today?

Wouldn’t a recession help reduce our carbon footprint?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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