Federal Reserve meets this week

Wall St. sign next to the New York Stock Exchange
A Wall Street sign next to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Reassuring words from Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke pushed stocks up early this week.
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The Federal Reserve this week hosts its regular two-day meeting, at which it sets key interest rates. Economics professor Louis Johnston and MPR's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell join Midday to discuss the current crisis.

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