Federal Reserve leaves key interest rate unchanged amid job market slowdown, Brexit fears

June 15, 2016 6:18 PM

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Federal Reserve leaves key interest rate unchanged amid job market slowdown, Brexit fears

The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday amid fresh doubts about the health of the U.S. job market and growing anxiety among investors that Britain might leave the European Union.

The Fed has repeatedly been frustrated in its attempts to wean the American economy off the massive stimulus that the central bank has been providing since the 2008 financial crisis. In December, it raised interest rates for the first time since the recession and expected to increase them four more ...

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