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Fed’s Tools for Liquidity Crunch Brace for Next Wave in Crisis

  • U.S. central bank has unleashed some of its biggest weapons
  • Investors are still rattled, Fed likely to do more to help
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Federal Reserve Acts on Coronavirus

The Federal Reserve and the U.S. government have at least one thing in common in their fight against the coronavirus: they are both struggling to keep up.

The U.S. central bank unleashed some of its biggest weapons over the past two weeks -- to keep banks flush with cash and markets functioning -- but it’s done little to stop investor panic or the widening signs of a coming global recession.