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Buyers Win or Lose with Rate Cut?

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The Federal Reserve is working to cut interest rates for big banks, while the government determines how to get rebates in the hands of everyday working folks. But who, exactly, do rate cuts help? And will these efforts help avoid a recession?

Farai Chideya talks economics with Keith Reed, a reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer. Reed's finance blog is called Dollar Out of 15 Cents.

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