The central bank made the announcement following a two-day meeting of its governing body
The Fed made the announcement following a meeting of its governing body
A White House spokesman says President Obama is confident that his pick to head the Federal Reserve will be confirmed despite some Republican grumblings.
Stronger-than-expected economic data pushed rates higher for the second week in a row this week.
The presumptive head of the Federal Reserve testified before the Senate today on her plans for the Fed's $85bn-per-month bond-buying program.
Presumptive Fed chair Janet Yellen is continuing the dovish dialogue of her predecessor
Borrowers who refinanced in the third quarter will see a net savings of $6bn in interest over the next 12 months
Some investors are speculating that the Fed may wind back its $85bn-per-month bond-buying program sooner than expected, perhaps fueling a hike in mortgage rates.