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Description:  The Fed raised the rate it charges banks for emergency loans by a quarter percentage point. WSJ’s Justin Lahart breaks down what it means in an interview with Simon Constable.

Source: Marketwatch – video report
 
Date: 02/18/2010

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/news-hub-fed-raises-discount-rate/62D44209-3F0C-458C-9BF9-6A58762E0ABD

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the reasons given in the report for a gradual increase to rates?
  • What impact  will this particular rate increase have on corporate financial planning and investment strategies?

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