Fed Cuts Interest Rates For 1st Time Since 2008

July 31, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT
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The quarter-point cut signals growing concern at the Federal Reserve about a slowdown in the economy amid the trade war with China. The Fed last cut rates in 2008, and raised them as late as December.

Oct 22 - 9:17am EDT

Democrats boycotted the vote, pointing to what they called the damage she would do to health care, and reproductive and voting rights, and the fact the vote took place amid the presidential election.

Oct 22 - 9:10am EDT

A federal court in California says it is unconstitutional for President Trump to try to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers that determine each state's share of seats in Congress.

Oct 22 - 5:06am EDT

A Senate panel is to vote Thursday on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination. Democrats plan to boycott the meeting and not participate in the vote to send her nomination to the full Senate.

Oct 22 - 5:06am EDT

Florida is expected to be a key state in the presidential election. African American women in the state's panhandle aim to make sure all voices are heard in the traditionally conservative territory.

Oct 22 - 5:06am EDT

Top national security officials announced Wednesday that Iran and Russia have obtained voter registration data and are trying to influence the U.S. presidential election.

Oct 22 - 5:06am EDT

This year, Republicans had hoped to win back some of the U.S. House seats they lost in 2018 but are finding that Democrats are in a position to make deeper inroads into their turf next month.

Oct 22 - 5:00am EDT

Cyber experts told the Department of Homeland Security in July that voter registration systems in California and Florida could be vulnerable to a hack, a closely-held report obtained by NPR reveals.

Oct 22 - 5:00am EDT

This is the last, best chance for both candidates to make their arguments to a broad audience of the American public for why they should be president — and there's a lot on the line.

Oct 21 - 10:03pm EDT

The high court issued its order Wednesday night, over the dissent of the court's three liberal justices. The practice was intended to accommodate people with disabilities and at-risk individuals.