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The Fed’s New Math and What It Means

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Tue, 18 Dec 2012

The Federal Reserve is now using explicit economic targets—unemployment and inflation—to decide when to raise interest rates. In a watershed moment for monetary policy, the Fed announced last week it is now pegging interest rates to a benchmark based on the percentage of people out of work. In a pr

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