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Stay up-to-date with the best Federal Reserve news on the internet with the Wiser daily email. It is a tailored made digest specifically designed for investors, business executives, policy influencers, and those with an interest in the US economy. It is that economy that the Federal Reserve is charged with protecting. It was formed in 1913 as a way to organize the government's monetary policy. Over the years, its remit has changed to reflect changing political and economic realities. Today its responsibilities include conducting America's monetary policy, regulating banks and other financial institutions, keeping the financial system stable and providing financial services to the government, foreign governments and large institutions. It is run by a board of governors - the current chair is Janet Yellen. She is the 15th chair of the Federal Reserve, which is also known as the Fed. She is running it during a time of change as the country emerges from the financial crises that began in 2008. Because of the importance of the organization it is not surprising that there is extensive Federal Reserve news coverage, analysis and opinion. The Wiser daily email pulls all of this together so you can stay informed.

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The Fed risks repeating a ghastly mistake it made right before the last 2 recessions
Business Insider • Akin Oyedele
South Africa's stable inflation boosts chances of rate cuts
Daily Mail • Reuters
Texas sees gains from gas exports to Mexico
UPI.com • Daniel J. Graeber
Jim Armitage: Volatile sales figures are no reason to raise interest rates
The London Evening Standard • Jim Armitage
Shoppers defy price hikes as rate rise looms
The London Evening Standard • Russell Lynch
Sterling and Kiwi dollar forge ahead of Dot Plot release
MarketPulse • Dean Popplewell
Currencies: Dollar eases in run-up to Fed decision; pound briefly rallies above $1.36
MarketWatch • Carla Mozee
What to watch at Janet Yellen's press conference
CNN • Donna Borak
USD/JPY – Yen Steady Ahead of Federal Reserve, BoJ Rate Statements
MarketPulse • Kenny Fisher
Global stocks flat as investors await Fed meeting results
ABC News • Youkyung Lee
 
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The Fed risks repeating a ghastly mistake it made right before the last 2 recessions
Business InsiderAkin Oyedele
A decade ago this week, traders cheered news that the Federal Reserve was cutting its key interest rate by an assertive 50 basis points. Back then, the central bank was getting more worried about how borrowing costs could speed up the collapse...
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Economic Policy, Federal Reserve
South Africa's stable inflation boosts chances of rate cuts
Daily MailReuters
By Mfuneko Toyana JOHANNESBURG, Sept 20 (Reuters) - South African inflation rose less than expected in August, increasing the likelihood of interest rate cuts this week and later in the year. Consumer inflation rose 4.8 percent year-on-year in August from 4.6 percent...
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Federal Reserve, Natural Gas
Texas sees gains from gas exports to Mexico
UPI.comDaniel J. Graeber
Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Sending natural gas across the border to Mexico opens the door for an "incredible opportunity" for Texas, a commissioner at a state energy regulator said. Ryan Sitton, a commissioner at the regulatory Texas Railroad Commission, met with state...
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Economic Policy, Federal Reserve
Jim Armitage: Volatile sales figures are no reason to raise interest rates
The London Evening Standard Jim Armitage
Hurrah! Roll out the bunting! The good old British shopper is spending again. The economy’s on the mend. Right? Wrong. The retail sales series of data causing cheer today is the most volatile in the statisticians’ line-up. The Wayne Rooney of the...
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Economic Policy, Federal Reserve
Shoppers defy price hikes as rate rise looms
The London Evening Standard Russell Lynch
Households are shrugging off the biggest price hikes on the High Street for more than 25 years, official figures revealed today, giving the Bank of England more ammunition for a November interest rate rise. August’s retail sales figures showed a far-stronger-than-expected 1%...
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Crude Oil, Currencies
Sterling and Kiwi dollar forge ahead of Dot Plot release
MarketPulseDean Popplewell
Wednesday September 19: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities remain unsettled, sovereign bonds trade mixed and G10 (ex-sterling) currencies are mostly drifting ahead of today’s Federal Reserve’s rate decision and press conference. Along with the market strongly anticipating that...
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Currencies, Economic Policy
Currencies: Dollar eases in run-up to Fed decision; pound briefly rallies above $1.36
MarketWatchCarla Mozee
Getty Images The U.S. dollar slipped against major rivals Wednesday before investors hear the Federal Reserve’s statement on interest rates and its massive bond-buying program, while the pound made a notable drive higher after British retail sales figures blew past expectations. The...
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Barack Obama, Currencies
What to watch at Janet Yellen's press conference
CNNDonna Borak
The Federal Reserve has four meetings left before Janet Yellen's four-year term as chair ends in February. The latest one concludes Wednesday. Her to-do list is full: A possible third rate hike in 2017. Restoring the Fed's giant, $4.5 trillion portfolio of...
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Currencies, Federal Reserve
USD/JPY – Yen Steady Ahead of Federal Reserve, BoJ Rate Statements
MarketPulseKenny Fisher
USD/JPY has edged lower in the Wednesday session, erasing small gains recorded on Tuesday. Currently, the pair is trading at 111.29, down 0.26%. On the release front, central banks will be in focus, as the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan...
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Currencies, Federal Reserve
Global stocks flat as investors await Fed meeting results
ABC NewsYoukyung Lee
Global stock markets were little changed Wednesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's announcement of the results of its meeting. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks opened steady. Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.1 percent to 7,272.04 in early...
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