Fed to Weigh Further Easing Amid Doubts About Recovery
Published: Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 11:55 AM ET Text Size
By: Steve Liesman
Senior Economics Reporter
Federal Reserve officials are seriously considering giving the US economy—and especially the housing market—an added jolt with more quantitative easing.
Fed officials are likely to discuss such a move at their Jan. 24-25 meeting, when the central bank will issue its first quarterly forecast on interest rates under the new communication policy.
Two of the new voting members this year on the Federal Open Market Committee , which sets interest-rate policy, have recently suggested they would support more assets purchases.