The Federal Reserve affirmed its plan to purchase $600 billion of Treasury bonds through June, while holding the federal funds target rate in the zero to 0.25% range, the Federal Open Market Committee announced Wednesday.

For the first time in over a year, the FOMC decision was unanimous, breaking a string of dissenting votes cast in 2010. The primary discount rate was unchanged at 0.75%. On inflation, the Fed acknowledged rising commodity prices.

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