Economy | Business

Fed Decides Not To Taper Bond Buying Yet, Surprises Analysts

NPR | Sept. 18, 2013 5:01 p.m.

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John Ydstie

The Federal Reserve surprised the financial markets today with a decision to leave its main stimulus program in place. Most analysts expected the central bank to begin “tapering” its bond and securities purchases, but the Fed said it wanted to see more positive signs the economy is ready to stand on its own.

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