Fed Cuts Interest Rates The Federal Reserve's decision to cut short-term interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point disappoints many investors and economists, who had expected a half-point cut. The rate-cut is aimed at giving a boost to the struggling economy. Hear NPR's Jim Zarroli.
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Investors Disappointed by Interest-Rate Cut

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Investors Disappointed by Interest-Rate Cut

Investors Disappointed by Interest-Rate Cut

Investors Disappointed by Interest-Rate Cut

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The Federal Reserve's decision to cut short-term interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point disappoints many investors and economists, who had expected a half-point cut. The rate-cut is aimed at giving a boost to the struggling economy. Hear NPR's Jim Zarroli.