Vol. 22, No. 1,
First Quarter 2009
Fed, Treasury Emphasize
Key Roles in Policymaking
Atlanta Fed Economist Examines Subprime Crisis
Atlanta Fed President: Real Estate Recovery Critical
Fed Chairman Discusses Regulatory Reform
Fed Provides Tips for
Avoiding Foreclosure Scams
Recovery Could Begin in Late '09, Atlanta Fed Chief Says
Recent Fed Actions Aimed at Fostering Liquidity
Fed Gov. Duke Discusses Housing Market Woes
Survey: Lending Standards Tightening
Atlanta Fed Chief Discusses 2009 Economy
Fed, Brookings Jointly Explore U.S. Poverty
Securities Purchase Detailed, Fed Funding Facility Expanded
Reserve Banks Transfer Money to U.S. Treasury
New Atlanta Fed Directors Named
Financial Update Focus
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||Editor's Note: This publication is posted on a rolling schedule and content will be added throughout the quarter.
Updated March 31, 2009
||Atlanta Fed President: Real Estate Recovery Critical
Commercial real estate is critical to the nation’s financial sector, and recovery of the financial sector is necessary for economic recovery, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said during a recent speech.
||Fed Chairman Discusses Regulatory Reform
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke recently talked about reforming the approach to financial regulation in the United States and discussed adopting an approach that monitors, assesses, and addresses potential systemic risks.
||Fed Provides Tips on Avoiding Mortgage Scams
The Fed has compiled some tips to help protect consumers from becoming victims of foreclosure avoidance scams. It's important for consumers to know that housing counselors and other resources are available at no or low cost to assist homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments.
||Fed, Brookings Jointly Explore U.S. Poverty
1/29/2009 - To better understand concentrated poverty, the Federal Reserve System and the Brookings Institution studied the poor populations 16 U.S. locales. The case studies include the Southeastern areas of East Albany, Ga., and a Miami neighborhood.
||Atlanta Fed and Branches Announce New Directors
1/29/2009 - The Atlanta Fed and its branches have announced their new directors. Among them, Scott Davis has been appointed chairman of the Atlanta Fed's board of directors, and Carol Tomé has been appointed its deputy chairman.