Fed meets as many await possible help for economy
WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is meeting this week at a time of high alert – over the slumping U.S. economy, the aftermath of the Greek elections and the shaky financial markets.
Whether that means it will announce any new action when its two-day meeting ends Wednesday isn't certain. But many analysts think the struggles of the U.S. economy and the threats from Europe will compel the Fed to say or unveil something to try to boost confidence.
A major issue is Europe's debt crisis. Do Fed officials think the Greek election results will help steady Europe's economy because Greece now seems likely to remain in the euro currency union? Or do they worry that Europe's crisis remains unresolved and could tip the global economy into recession?
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