The Federal Reserve cut interest rates
for the first time in more than a decade on Wednesday as it attempted to
guard the record-long economic expansion against mounting global risks. The
widely expected quarter-point move, the Fed’s first since it cut rates
to near zero in 2008, is meant to protect the economy against the
potentially harmful effects of a growth slowdown in China and Europe and
uncertainty from President Trump’s trade war.
Publisher: NYTimes | Author: Jeanna Smialek