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Sept. 18, 2019, 12:54 p.m. EDT

Fed decision and Jerome Powell press conference: live blog and video

By Greg Robb and Rex Nutting, MarketWatch

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during his news conference in July.

The Federal Reserve makes its interest rate decision and also releases new versions of its dot plot and economic projections and Chairman Jerome Powell will address the media afterwards. Follow along as MarketWatch’s Rex Nutting, William Watts, and Jeffrey Bartash live-blog the action and watch the video of the press conference.

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