US Federal Reserve Retains Economic Stimulus Measures

The U.S. central bank has decided to continue with its aggressive measures to boost the sluggish U.S. economy.

After a two-day meeting in Washington, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday it would continue to buy $85 billion in U.S. Treasury debt and real estate-related securities each month as it attempts to spur job creation in the world’s largest economy. It also said it would keep its benchmark interest rate near zero percent.

At the same time, the central bank said it is prepared to …

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