Interest rates: The fed strikes again

April 1994
U.S. News & World Report;4/4/94, Vol. 116 Issue 13, p9
Reports that thanks to the Federal Reserve's pre-emptive strike against inflation, millions of consumers and businesses now face slightly higher interest rates on mortgages, credit cards and more. Fed's increase in short-term interest rates, which in turn increased the federal funds rate; Minimum effect on consumers; Rate hike mostly a reaction to increasing strength in the economy and the expectation that this strength will put prices on an upward spiral.


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