2016

Nov 16, 2016

Business Inflation Expectations Reach 2 Percent

Firms anticipate 2 percent inflation over the coming year, and inflation uncertainly remained unchanged at 2.1 percent. This month, firms rate their optimism about the U.S. economy and their own firm's financial prospects.

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Nov 16, 2016

ViewPoint Live: Banking Conditions in the Southeast - November 16, 2016

Hotel operators and retailers are but two traditional firms being affected by disruptive new business models—which in turn affects banks. Read a summary of a recent ViewPoint Live that addressed the effects of emerging business models on banks, and watch the video.

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Nov 04, 2016

A View on Housing in the Recovery

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a November 4, 2016, speech to the REALTORS Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida, discusses the recent economy and his views on the housing sector.

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Oct 26, 2016

The Economics of College Sports

College football and basketball teams can help universities in three important ways. Read about them, and more, in a summary of an October 26 Public Affairs Forum featuring the head of the Sport Management Department at Drexel University.

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Oct 25, 2016

Community Development Financial Institutions: On the Front Lines

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in an October 25, 2016, speech to the Opportunity Finance Network Conference in Atlanta, presents his views on financing community development.

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Oct 19, 2016

Business Inflation Expectations Down

Firms anticipate 1.7 percent inflation over the next 12 months, a slight decline from September. In this month's survey, firms rank their optimism about the U.S. economy.

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Oct 04, 2016

Atlanta Fed Names Venable Executive Vice President, Bitetti and Sautter Assistant Vice Presidents, and Bowling Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer

Cheryl Venable has been named executive vice president in the Retail Payments Office; Brian Bowling has been named senior vice president overseeing Technology Solutions Services, Financial Management and Planning and Financial Statistics & Structure Analysis; Giuseppina Bitetti has been named assistant vice president in the RPO; and Allen Sautter has been named assistant vice president and information security officer.

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Sep 29, 2016

The Role of Human Capital in Shaping Economic Outcomes

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a September 29, 2016, speech to the Future of Florida Forum in Orlando, presents his views on the economy and workforce development.

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Sep 23, 2016

Business Inflation Expectations Rise

Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the next 12 months, up slightly from August. This month's survey asked firms whether uncertainty about the outcome of the upcoming presidential election was influencing their current business decisions.

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Sep 21, 2016

Florida Growth Outpacing Housing Market

The Sunshine State has added 1.5 million people since 2010, and housing is not keeping up. That was the topic of a recent Public Affairs Forum held at the Atlanta Fed's Jacksonville Branch.

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Sep 19, 2016

ECONversations Special Edition: Selecting a Reserve Bank President

Dennis P. Lockhart will step down as Atlanta Fed president in February, and the Bank has launched a national search for his successor. Tune in to a special October 6 edition of ECONversations to get details on the selection process.

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Sep 14, 2016

We're Bringing GDPNow Updates to Your Mobile Device

Our popular GDPNow tool—a forecasting model that provides a "nowcast" of the official GDP estimate prior to its release—now has a mobile app!

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Sep 13, 2016

Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart to Step Down

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart announced on September 13 that he will step down from his position at the end of February 2017.

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Sep 12, 2016

A Policymaker's Views on Inflation and Employment

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a September 12, 2016, speech to the National Association for Business Economics 58th Annual Meeting, discusses his views on inflation and employment.

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Sep 06, 2016

ECONversations Explores Small City Economics

More than 10 million residents of the South live in small cities and metropolitan areas with populations under 500,000. This August 24 webcast addressed the present and future of economic growth and development in these small cities.

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Sep 02, 2016

Financial Disclosures of Federal Reserve Presidents

The Federal Reserve Banks are making available their current presidents' financial disclosure forms. Covering the most recent year of filing, the information is intended to promote transparency and respond to media interest.

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Aug 18, 2016

Economy Matters Celebrates Its First Year

The Atlanta Fed's digital magazine, Economy Matters, celebrates its one-year anniversary on August 20, 2016. See a recap of the most popular articles over the past year and learn more about this dynamic publication dedicated to providing news about various aspects of the diverse economy in the Southeast.

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Aug 17, 2016

Big Data Coming to an HR Department near You

An Atlanta Fed guest discussed the advancing science of hiring based on analytics at a Public Affairs Forum on July 20, 2016. See forum highlights, include a summary, presentation, and video.

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Aug 17, 2016

Business Inflation Expectations Notch Up

Firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the next 12 months, a slight rise from July. In this month's survey, firms assessed how their ability to increase prices has changed over the last 12 months and projected their ability to increase prices over the next three to six months.

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Aug 16, 2016

Gauging Current Economic Momentum

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in an August 16, 2016, speech to the Rotary Club of Knoxville, Tennessee, discusses the national economy's underlying momentum and his economic outlook.

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Jul 27, 2016

Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market strengthened and that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate rate.
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Jul 19, 2016

Reserve a Fed Speaker for Your Community Group or Civic Organization

Are you interested in learning more about the Fed's history and structures and functions? A Fed speaker can come to your organization and speak to you directly. Speaking engagements are free of charge.

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Jul 14, 2016

Letting the Waters Clear

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a July 14, 2016, speech to the Eighth Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit in Victor, Idaho, gives his economic outlook.

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Jul 13, 2016

Beige Book: Southeastern Businesses' Outlook Optimistic

The outlook among most business contacts around the Sixth District remains positive, with most of them anticipating higher growth in the near term, according to the latest release of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, which summarizes regional economies. Residential real estate contacts in the region report slow but steady growth.

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Jul 13, 2016

Business Inflation Expectations Inch Down

Firms anticipate 1.7 percent inflation over the coming year, down one-tenth of a percentage point from June. Our July survey probes how Britain's decision to leave the European Union has affected firms' sales growth outlook.

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Jun 17, 2016

Business Inflation Expectations Decline

Firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the coming year, a slight dip from May's results. The June Business Inflation Expectations survey explores the cost forecasting period that firms typically use when contemplating price changes.

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Jun 01, 2016

Beige Book: Southeastern Contacts Report Continued Modest Growth

Most business contacts around the Sixth District continued to report a positive outlook for growth in the region over the next three to six months, according to the latest release of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, which summarizes regional economies. Reports on tourism were mostly positive.

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May 31, 2016

The Graying of the American Economy

The number of retired persons is rising compared to the number of working-age people whose taxes fund programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Atlanta Fed research economists Karen Kopecky and Toni Braun discuss their research on fiscal issues related to an aging population.

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May 18, 2016

Business Inflation Expectations Rise

Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the coming year, up two-tenths of a percentage point from April's reading. The May survey probes firms' difficulty attracting qualified applicants and the corresponding effect on wage and benefit offerings.

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May 03, 2016

Four-and-a-Half Current Questions for Policymakers

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a May 3, 2016, speech to the World Affairs Council in Jacksonville, discusses the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) recent policy decision and questions he will be considering as the June FOMC meeting approaches.

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Apr 20, 2016

Atlanta Fed Named Fourth on DiversityInc's Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity List for 2016

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta was named fourth on DiversityInc's 15th annual Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity on April 19, 2016.

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Apr 19, 2016

German Central Banker Says Euro Economy Gradually Recovering

The European Central Bank loosened monetary policy to boost the euro area economy. But that brings economic risk, said a German central banker at a recent luncheon at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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Apr 13, 2016

Beige Book: Southeastern Contacts Report Unchanged Conditions

The majority of business contacts around the Sixth District continued to report a positive outlook for growth in the region over the next three to six months, according to the latest release of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, which summarizes regional economies. Reports on hiring were mixed.

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Apr 08, 2016

New Orleans Community Leaders Address Affordable Housing Challenges

The availability of affordable housing was the topic of a recent event at the New Orleans Branch of the Atlanta Fed. On March 4, community leaders, lenders, and housing officials met at the branch to discuss best practices in financing. Economy Matters has highlights.

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Mar 30, 2016

Former Bank of Japan Chief Discusses Demographics

The Japanese population is aging rapidly, creating fiscal imbalances in social insurance programs for retirees. The United States is about to face a similar problem. Professor Masaaki Shirakawa, former head of the Bank of Japan, recently spoke on this issue at the Atlanta Fed.

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Mar 23, 2016

U.S., Cuba Face Long Road to Restoring Ties

University of Havana professor Carlos Alzugaray recently visited the Atlanta Fed to discuss the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Mar 21, 2016

A Kaleidoscopic Context for Monetary Policy

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a March 21, 2016, speech to the Rotary Club of Savannah, discusses the Federal Open Market Committee's recent policy decision and his outlook for 2016.

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Mar 03, 2016

Federal Reserve Banks Release Report on Credit Experiences of Small Businesses

The survey provides information about the business performance, financing needs and choices, and borrowing experiences of businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Seven Federal Reserve Banks collaborated on the 2015 survey; see all the results.

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Mar 02, 2016

Beige Book: Southeastern Contacts Report Modestly Improving Conditions

Contacts around the Sixth District continued to report modestly improving economic activity, according to the latest release of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, which summarizes regional economies. District contacts reported moderate sales growth and modest auto sales.

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Feb 26, 2016

Federal Reserve Banks to Release Joint Small Business Credit Survey March 3

The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, and St. Louis will release findings from a joint regional survey on small business credit conditions at 2 p.m. (EST) on March 3.

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Feb 23, 2016

Dearth of First-Time Home Buyers Slowing Recovery?

The economic recovery is missing a key ingredient: real estate. That's because real estate is missing a key ingredient: first-time home buyers. Find out more in this edition of ECONversations.

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Feb 17, 2016

February Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged

Firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the coming year, the same as the January reading. This month's Business Inflation Expectations survey probes changes in the rate of employee retirements and their impact on firms.

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Feb 05, 2016

"Independent" Voters Not So Independent?

During a January 20 talk at the Atlanta Fed's headquarters, University of Texas professor Chris Wlezien discussed the reliability, or unreliability, of pre-election polls and the factors that motivate voters to cast ballots for particular candidates.

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Jan 22, 2016

Atlanta Fed Adds Voices to Operation HOPE Global Forum

Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart and staffers in the Bank's Research and Community and Economic Development departments participated in a forum sponsored by Operation HOPE, a nonprofit that seeks to expand financial opportunities for underserved communities.

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Jan 20, 2016

myCPI Features December Data, Sticky-Price CPI Rises

The Atlanta Fed's myCPI tool has been updated with new data. Compare your personal consumer price index with the U.S. average. The sticky-price CPI rose 1.8 percent (annualized) in December, following a 2.4 percent increase in November.

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Jan 13, 2016

Beige Book: Southeastern Contacts Report Largely Positive Conditions

Contacts around the Sixth District reported moderately improving economic conditions, according to the latest release of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, which summarizes regional economies. District contacts described tightening labor markets, solid levels of consumer spending, but slowing manufacturing activity.

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Jan 13, 2016

Business Inflation Expectations Fall

Firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the coming year, a tenth of a percentage point decline from December, according to the Atlanta Fed's Business Inflation Expectations survey. Long-term inflation expectations are unchanged from last October's reading.

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Jan 11, 2016

Post-Liftoff, Peering into 2016

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart speaks to the Rotary Club of Atlanta on January 11, 2016, about recent monetary policy, factors that could influence the economy in 2016, and his outlook for the coming year.

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