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Federal Reserve leaves key interest rate unchanged

A view of the Federal Reserve September 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Federal Reserve held its key interest rate locked at zero Thursday, pointing to the downturn in the global economy even as US growth remains steady."Recent global economic and financial developments may restrain economic activity somewhat and are likely to put further downward pressure on inflation in the near term," the Fed said. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 18, 2015, on page 1.

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