Vital Signs: Moment of Truth for the Fed

Bernanke & Co. are expected to lower rates, but by how much? Also on tap: August CPI, PPI, housing starts, and leading economic indicators

The financial markets have been waiting for this moment for quite a while. On Sept. 18, the Federal Reserve meets to discuss monetary policy and everyone on Wall Street expects Bernanke & Co. to trim its target fed funds rate.

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