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January 31, 2019: Hour 1

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The Fed has decided not to raise interest rates, changing its previous plan to continue increasing rates this year. We talk with Larry Summers, former secretary of the Treasury, for his take on the latest economic news. Also, the diplomatic crisis continues in Venezuela after the president of the country's legislature, Juan Guaidó, called for new elections and declared himself interim president during a rally in Caracas last week. U.S. support for Guaidó is part of a long history of antagonism between the two countries. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 31, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on January 31, 2019.


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