January 25th, 2012
12:44 PM ET

Fed to keep rates low until 2014

The economy is improving, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, but not enough to warrant higher interest rates for at least two-and-a-half more years.

The central bank indicated that it expects to keep the federal funds rate near historic lows until late 2014 - an extension from the Fed's original pledge to keep rates low through mid 2013.

The "economy has been expanding moderately, notwithstanding some slowing in global growth," the Fed said in a statement Wednesday.

More details will be released at 2 p.m. ET, when the Fed will release forecasts for the federal funds rate for the first time ever.

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  1. Serena

    Hence; another blog! Why don't you wait till after the update to post the story?

    January 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mercenary for Hire

    Well, there you have it...And for all the unfortunate senior citizens and upcoming retirees, if you are looking to invest in safe Certificate of Deposit accounts to preserve your principal balance, you are out-of-luck on obtaining a decent ROI until Ben Bernanke & Co. starts pushing the FFR up. Thank heaven for fixed-rate and fixed-indexed annuities as the stock market is way too volatile for the elder population !!!!

    January 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. herold aubourg

    Every american with common sense would agree with Obama because they have a president that represent them not here at home but globally liked. There is an assignment from the white to stop Obama by any means necessary and a good example of that was Rep. Gifford who was avictim of the Tea Party uprising. In 2010, these guys went to washington promising that they will create jobs and they have not done nothing yet.

    January 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • kel

      herold, that was low! There is no way the tea party was responsible for Ms. Giffords shooting. You sir/mam are stating facts that are so untrue and low its hard to believe. How is this shooting the fault of the tea party? They have never endorsed violence and as far as I know have never even verbally attaced Ms. Gifford. Please explain and backup your post. Also the promise to create jobs came from your own President not the republicans. The Republicans just recently won back congress. The Democrats have been in control of both houses for years. And for years our country has been headed down hill fast.

      January 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Do you like the way the economy is doing? Well you can thank in part the majority in the house of representatives.

      January 25, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. termlimits

    An example of blind GOP opposition, "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien"-CNN:

    I know CNN is having serious problems getting their audience back. But, when folks got tired of watching left or right minded morning news they always had CNN to fall back on. Now you've got 'Morning Joe' on CNN. When both O'briens were on CNN in the morning I don't remember Soledad O. being so obviously far left as she is. I am an open-minded right leaning independent who found a sanctuary in CNN's no fluff 'middle of the road' approach for morning world news. We can't watch O'brien's contempt for Republicans with her smirks, 'yea rights', raised eyebrows and all the other mannerisms her and MOST of her guests use in their vain attempt at morning news!
    CNN, you can and have done better than this! Thanks from a long-time, part-time viewer.

    January 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. @Coach JoePa

    Sorry you had to work with that framing fraggot all those years. It must have made you sick to your stomach working around a man who humps anus. Heeby-jeebies, skin crawling...utterly disgusting filth.

    January 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tingle

      What does Paterno have to do with this?!

      January 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Coach JoePa

      Nothing, I just love talking about ass.

      January 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Serena

    It's 3pm Cnn, where's the additional information? LMAO 😉

    January 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sorry about that JoePa

    @Tingle...What does asking about someone's post concerning JoePa have to do with this topic?

    January 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hecate

      Are you nuts?

      January 25, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sorry about that JoePa

      Yes. Yes, I am.

      January 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Da Fed

    Da Fed will do whatever they dang well please. If you don't like it, shut the hell up. That goes for Congress and the President. (Obabma) If they don't like what the Fed does, they shut the hell up too. Nobody pushes the fed around.

    January 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |

    We may be MASTERS of the world, but we know how to let our hair down! 😉

    If you stimulate me I'll stimulate you! 😉
    Purrrrr Purrrr Purrrr ( kitty in cash)

    Our kitty jar is running low folks, gotta REPLENISH 😉

    As a thank you to ALL you little boogers out there... were throwing a PARTY !!!

    Key Central Bank players:

    Better known as,

    US Federal Reserve – SATAN
    Bank Of England – Enabler l # 1
    Bank of J pan – Enablerl # 2
    Swiss National – Enabler # 3
    German Bundesbank – Enabler # 4

    January 25, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Fed's biatch

    You all be nuttin' but biatches fo da fed yo. Pes'dent Ombamba be kissin' fed ass awe day long. Word?

    January 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©


    January 25, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. LibsLieAlways

    Greatest spender in history, most amount of broken promises in history and polarization of politics to new levels yep Obama.......PinocchiObaam.

    January 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LibsLieAlways

    Obama, the greatest spender in history, ANOTHER REASON FOR VOTER ID!!!

    January 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ankoma chokiee

    Ms b. Needs to crawl back under the rock that she came from.

    January 26, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  15. Ankoma chokiee

    Anyone who believes in fairness would buy what he's saying. The GOP only idea is to screw us like they did before under both bush administrations. All the presidents policies are working just like the rescue of our people and the killing of Osama. Only a blind man couldn't see that or a racist. Both of them live in the dark and they claim to love Jesus. Key word claim!!!


    January 26, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
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