Fed Considers Cutting Interest Rates Federal Reserve policy makers are expected to cut short-term interest rates at least a quarter of a percentage point in an effort to stimulate consumer spending and business investments. Economists say a rate cut would also be aimed at warding off the threat of deflation. Hear NPR's Jim Zarroli.
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Fed Considers Cutting Interest Rates

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Fed Considers Cutting Interest Rates

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Federal Reserve policy makers are expected to cut short-term interest rates at least a quarter of a percentage point in an effort to stimulate consumer spending and business investments. Economists say a rate cut would also be aimed at warding off the threat of deflation. Hear NPR's Jim Zarroli.