US Federal Reserve holds rates steady, cuts economic growth forecast
21 March 2019 | 9:48 am
After a series of rises, the US central bank's policy meeting decided to hold interest rates in their current range. It also predicted a gloomier outlook for growth than that coming from Trump's White House.
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