Vol. 21, No. 1,
First Quarter 2008
Economic Education Is Atlanta Fed Programs' Goal
Fed Chief Discusses Mortgage Market Solutions
Atlanta Fed Hosts Conference on Remittances
New $5 Bill Includes Enhanced Security
Fed Governor Talks About Inflation, Growth
Atlanta Fed President Discusses Credit Markets
Survey: Lending Standards Tightening
Fed Governor Kroszner Discusses Mortgage Issues
New Atlanta Fed Directors Named
Crisis Preparedness Video Available From Atlanta Fed
Reserve Banks Transfer Money to U.S. Treasury
Atlanta Fed Chief Discusses 2008 Economy
Financial Update Focus
||Editor's Note: This publication is posted on a rolling schedule and content will be added throughout the quarter.
Updated March 25, 2008
||Conference Explores Remittances' Economic Effects
3/24/2008 - The Atlanta Fed hosted a conference to study the economic effects of remittances sent from immigrants in the United States to their native countries. A fast-growing source of income for some countries, remittances are coming under greater scrutiny from researchers.
||Redesigned $5 Bill Enters Circulation
3/24/2008 - The $5 bill has received a new look and entered circulation on March 13. The redesign includes a number of features that are less obvious but will increase its security.
||Fed Survey Shows Tightening Bank Lending Standards
2/27/2008 - Lending standards and terms for a range of loan types tightened during the fourth quarter of 2007 at both domestic and foreign banks, according to a recent Fed survey of banks' loan officers.
||Atlanta Fed and Branches Announce New Directors
1/30/2008 - The Atlanta Fed and its branches have announced their new directors. Among them, Larkin Martin has been appointed chairman of the Atlanta Fed's board of directors, and Scott Davis has been appointed its deputy chairman.