The Fed remained on its easy-money course, allaying market fears that it might start raising interest rates sooner than expected.
After years of nearly complete clarity regarding policy, the Federal Reserve has had investors and economists scrambling of late.
Consumer prices hit a near 2-year low, data showed just ahead of a key Federal Reserve meeting.
Despite adjustments for the Labor Day holiday the previous week, mortgage applications surged last week, even amid rising rates.
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