United States

Federal Reserve details new steps to stabilize economy amid coronavirus crisis

The Federal Reserve announced a number of steps on Monday meant to shore up the US economy during the coronavirus crisis. The central bank said its Federal Open Market Committee will buy Treasury securities and mortgage-backed securities in “the amounts needed to support smooth market functioning” as part of a wide-ranging plan to blunt the economic impact of the pandemic. “While great uncertainty remains, it has become clear that our economy will face severe disruptions,” the Fed said in a statement. “Aggressive efforts must be taken across the public and private sectors to limit the losses to jobs and incomes and to promote a swift recovery once the disruptions abate.” The move came about a week after the Fed announced ...