The Dow Jones Industrial Average is falling sharply despite an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. The Dow fell by more than 600 points after a press conference by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. The Fed cut a key interest rate by a half percentage point in an emergency response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
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The 10-year Treasury yield is hitting a record low again after the Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate half a percent today. It dropped more than six basis points to one-point-zero-two-six percent. The bond rate has been falling as people take money out of stocks and look for a safe place to put it.