WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers meeting today are probably going to endorse another round of cuts in short-term interest rates to help the ailing economy, which appears to be in renewed danger, financial analysts say.

The analysts said they expect the Federal Open Market Committee to trim the federal funds rate once again, this time to 4.25% from 4.5%, and for an accompanying move by the Federal Reserve Board to drop the discount rate to 4% from 4.5%.

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