Federal Reserve Press Release - Interest rate cut

PRESS RELEASE - Federal Reserve FOMC monetary policy decision press release, 11 December, 2001.

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 1-3/4 percent. In a related action, the Board of Governors approved a 25 basis point reduction in the discount rate to 1-1/4 percent.

Economic activity remains soft, with underlying inflation likely to edge lower from relatively modest levels. To be sure, weakness in demand shows sign

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