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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell has been under pressure from President Trump to cut interest rates. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Fed Cuts Interest Rates For 1st Time Since 2008

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference on May 1 in Washington, D.C. He is testifying before Congress this week about economic challenges. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Chairman Powell Hints At Interest Rate Cut; Stocks Rally

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Stephen Moore speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. He withdrew from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, President Trump said. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the Americans for Prosperity Presidential Forum on Feb. 25, 2012, in Troy, Mich. President Trump says he plans to nominate Cain to a vacant spot on the Federal Reserve Board. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Stephen Moore, a conservative commentator and former Trump campaign adviser, has joined the president in criticizing the Federal Reserve. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Feb. 26. "It may be some time before the outlook for jobs and inflation calls clearly for a change in policy," he said Wednesday. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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Federal Reserve Board Gov. Lael Brainard says a growing body of research suggests that diversity leads to better decision-making. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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The Push To Break Up The Boys' Club At The Fed

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In a speech to the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said interest rates are just below the range of estimates that would be "neutral" for the economy. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell, seen before a Senate committee hearing in July. The Fed announced another interest rate bump Wednesday on the strength of a healthy economy. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump answers a question during a Reuters interview in the Oval Office on Monday. The president again criticized the Fed for raising interest rates. Leah Millis/Reuters hide caption

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Led by Chairman Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve held steady with no rate increase, but it is expected to raise rates twice more by the end of the year. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump looks on as his nominee for Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, speaks at the White House on Nov. 2. On Thursday, Trump said he is "not thrilled" about Fed interest rate hikes. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Slams Interest Rate Hikes, Ignoring Hands-Off Tradition Toward Fed

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell faced questions before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday about the effects of President Trump's trade policies. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks before the Economic Club of Chicago on April 6. The central bank raised a key short-term rate by a quarter-point on Wednesday, the second increase this year. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies Tuesday before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington. "My personal outlook for the economy has strengthened since December," he said. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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New Fed Chief Sees Interest Rates Continuing To Rise As Economy Strengthens

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who will step down in February, has said she thinks the forces that have been holding inflation down are temporary and that she expects it will soon be on the rise again. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As Economy Rolls On

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Jerome Powell, nominated to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, testifies Tuesday during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Pick For Fed Signals Interest Rate Hike Likely Next Month

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Monday submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve Board. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chair. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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