Live: Chair Powell Speaks After Fed Raises Interest Rates a Quarter Point: 02/01/22 – 2:30 ET

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell holds a news conference on Wednesday following the closed two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and will discuss interest rate policies. Powell speaks about how The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter percentage point on Wednesday and gave little indication that it is nearing the end of this hiking cycle. Aligning with market expectations, the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee boosted the federal funds rate by 0.25 percentage point. That takes it to a target range of 4.5%-4.75%, the highest since October 2007.

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