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Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that growth in economic activity rebounded in the second quarter. Labor market conditions improved, with the unemployment rate declining further.
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No Sign of Summer Doldrums

The Southeast heats up in the summer, and so it is with regional economic activity in the second quarter of 2014. Strengthening employment numbers offer encouragement, with data indicating slow but steady progress. Financial Update's "EconBrief" discusses what the numbers might imply going forward.
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Atlanta Fed's Lockhart Shares Framework for Liftoff

Even with recent positive economic data, monetary policymakers cannot yet "declare the case closed" Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said in a recent speech. Financial Update notes that he added economic conditions will likely warrant near-zero short-term interest rates until the second half of 2015.


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