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Economix Blog: Fed Decision Day: What To Watch For

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January 29, 2014 AT 7:34 AM
President Obama gave a long speech Tuesday night about the things government can do to help the economy without ever mentioning the Federal Reserve. Presidents rarely do. But it’s also the case that folks at the White House, like most Fed officials, think the central bank already has done as much as it should. The Fed ended 2013 by announcing that it would begin to reduce its extraordinary efforts to stimulate the economy. At the end of its first policy-making meeting of 2014 on Wednesday, it is likely to announce that the retreat will continue.