(AP) - MINUTES COUNT: Federal Reserve officials spent time at their Sept. 12-13 meetings exploring ways to provide a clearer signal on when they might raise interest rates.
STRETCH IT OUT: At the September meeting, the Fed announced that it was extending its timetable for keeping a key interest rate at a record low, close to zero, until at least mid-2015, six months later than it previously said.
MORE DISCUSSIONS: Fed officials favored linking future rate increases not to a date, but to the level of unemployment or some other numeric target. They indicated they would keep discussing the issue.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Star-studded event raises millions for AIDS research. (Photos)
"Sulu" weighs in on the actor filling his shoes in the new "Star Trek."
A fallen police officer's daughter gets a swarm of support. (Photos)
She can sing, but can she act? Jewel takes on a famous role.