Fed holds rates at record low to aid recovery

The interest rate decision of the Federal Reserve appears on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. The Federal Reserve has decided to hold interest rates at a record low and pledged to keep them there for an "extended period" to nurture the economic recovery and lower unemployment. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

January 27, 2010 1:23:01 PM PST
The Federal Reserve pledged Wednesday to hold rates at record lows to nurture the economic recovery and lower unemployment. But its decision drew a dissent from one member, signaling the Fed's challenge in deciding when to pull back stimulus money it pumped into the economy.

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