Here's What 7 Years at Zero Rates Have Looked Like

Charting out the forces that kept policy easy

A Fed Rate Hike Isn't Good News for Everyone

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates on Wednesday, exactly seven years after the central bank cut them to almost zero in response to the deepest recession in the post-World War II era. As this unprecedented era of easy monetary policy closes, here's a walk through seven years at zero to highlight the obstacles that policy makers navigated to restore labor-market health and enable liftoff. 

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