Interest Rates Expected to Climb Higher Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan hinted this week that the Fed is considering raising its key federal funds rate from its historic low of 1 percent. Most analysts don't expect the Fed to raise rates at its May 4 meeting, but they say a rate increase is possible later this year. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel.
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Interest Rates Expected to Climb Higher

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Interest Rates Expected to Climb Higher

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Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan hinted this week that the Fed is considering raising its key federal funds rate from its historic low of 1 percent. Most analysts don't expect the Fed to raise rates at its May 4 meeting, but they say a rate increase is possible later this year. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel.