Banks will get to enjoy this year's stable interest rate environment a while longer after the Federal Reserve's decision on Wednesday to again leave its monetary policy unchanged.

With inflation quiet and the nation's economy seemingly on cruise control, the central bank has found little need for intervention since early 1995 - and it may not intervene until next year, according to observers.

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