The Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates alone follows three rate cuts this year.
It reflects its view that the U.S. economy has so far withstood the U.S.-China trade war and a global slump and remains generally healthy.
The Fed's benchmark rate influences many consumer and business loans. It will remain in a low range of 1.5% to 1.75%.
The Fed's latest policy statement dropped a phrase it had previously used that referred to “uncertainties” surrounding the economic outlook.
That suggests that the Fed may be less worried about the impact of the U.S.-China trade war or overseas developments.