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Not All Digital Currencies Are Virtual

All virtual currencies are digital currencies, but not all digital currencies are virtual. This week's Portals and Rails explains.

Labor Market Healing but Difficult to Assess: Fed Chair Yellen

Although the labor market has made real strides lately, it has not yet fully recovered from the Great Recession. And assessing exactly when it is all the way back is increasingly difficult, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said in a recent speech. Financial Update notes that a key challenge for policymakers is assessing just how far the economy stands from the attainment of its maximum employment goal.

U.S. Households Still Feeling Effects of Great Recession

The Federal Reserve Board recently released its "Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households." The survey results offer a glimpse into the financial lives of U.S. households. Financial Update notes that the survey highlights the ongoing struggles of many households in the wake of the recession.

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Nov. 15 Financial Services Strategic Plan for 2012 to 2016 (Financial Update Focus)
Dec. 20 Surveying Southeastern Banking (Financial Update Focus)
Dec. 15 How Risky? The Elements of Managing Retail Payments Risk (Payments Spotlight)
Nov. 16 The Future of Mobile Payments (Payments Spotlight)

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