Economists expect Fed to keep rates low

03/19/2013 | Washington Post, The

Ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting this week, economists expect the central bank to maintain historically low short-term interest rates, despite signs of a strengthening economy. Unemployment remains at 7.7%, and at previous meetings, the Fed has pledged to keep policies in place until unemployment drops to 6.5%, provided inflation remains mild.

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