Fed Cuts Interest Rates By Quarter Point

The Fed cut interest rates again today as they continue in their attempt to swoop in and save the economy from the credit crunch. Much like Superman, but boring and not as effective.

From the Federal Open Market Committee Statement:

Incoming information suggests that economic growth is slowing, reflecting the intensification of the housing correction and some softening in business and consumer spending. Moreover, strains in financial markets have increased in recent weeks. Today’s action, combined with the policy actions taken earlier, should help promote moderate growth over time.

They also left themselves some room to cut rates further:

Recent developments, including the deterioration in financial market conditions, have increased the uncertainty surrounding the outlook for economic growth and inflation. The Committee will continue to assess the effects of financial and other developments on economic prospects and will act as needed to foster price stability and sustainable economic growth.

Federal Open Market Committee Statement [FED]
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