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Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at this week’s FOMC meeting. The Fed increased the Federal Funds Rate target by the anticipated 50 basis points, but most of the discussion was about comments from Jerome Powell that the Fed wasn’t even considering a 75bps hike. So was this meeting dovish or hawkish?

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsors is “Catnip” by Famous Cats and “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at