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#The Fed

# the-fed - Thursday 13 September, 2012

US Federal Reserve announces plan to buy more debt to boost economy

Analysts were not surprised by the move which essentially amounts to so-called quantitative easing.

# the-fed - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Federal Reserve hands over $76.9 billion profit to US government

The United States’ central bank made a near-record profit last year, thanks to its growing stash of US government bonds.

# the-fed - Thursday 22 September, 2011

US markets slide despite Fed's $400bn bond investment

The US Federal Reserve announces the purchase of $400bn in 6-year and 30-year bonds, hoping to drive down interest rates.