2017

Jun 19, 2017

Atlanta Fed Economists: Productivity the Key to Faster Growth

Productivity growth is now about 1.25 percent a year, compared to about 3 percent from the late 1990s through 2004. This was one of the topics discussed by Atlanta Fed experts in a recent ECONversation webcast. Read the discussion summary and watch the video.

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Jun 16, 2017

Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged

Firms continue to anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the coming year. The June survey assesses firms' optimism about the U.S. economy and their own firm's financial prospects.

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Jun 08, 2017

Business Inflation Expectations (BIE) Survey Press Release Discontinued

BIE survey data will continue to be posted to the Atlanta Fed website on its usual monthly schedule.

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Jun 01, 2017

Nobel Economist: Fiscal Powers Have Shaped the World

Early U.S. politicians and policymakers debated whether the federal government should backstop state governments' debts. Thomas Sargent of New York University addressed this and other historical fiscal issues in May at the Atlanta Fed.

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May 10, 2017

2017 FMC Keynote Asks Hard Questions

Are major financial institutions significantly safer than they were before the crisis? Watch this video of Lawrence Summers, Harvard's Charles W. Eliot Professor and President Emeritus, as he addresses this question and more in his keynote presentation at the 2017 Financial Markets Conference.

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May 10, 2017

Business Inflation Expectations Reach 2 Percent

Firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the coming year, and inflation uncertainty increased slightly to 2.2 percent. This month's survey asks firms to assess their expected employment levels a year from now.

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May 09, 2017

Atlanta Fed Prepares for 2017 Storm Season

Federal Reserve cash and check services in Atlanta maintain a business continuity plan for business disruptions. The Atlanta Fed also has a comprehensive list that includes contingency contacts and general contingency information to help banks work with the Fed in the event of a weather-related crisis.

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May 08, 2017

Conference Keynote by Doug Rediker

We wrapped up #FedFMC Monday night with a keynote address from Doug Rediker. In this clip, he discusses the differences between political risks and political uncertainty.

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May 08, 2017

Shifting Sands of Low Interest Rates

The high demand for safe assets are a reason for the economy's current low interest rate state, says James Bullard, president and chief executive officer of the St. Louis Fed and chair of the first policy session of the 2017 Financial Markets Conference.

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May 03, 2017

Atlanta Fed Named Fifth on DiversityInc's Top Regional Companies for Diversity List for 2017

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta was named fifth on DiversityInc's 16th annual Top Regional Companies for Diversity on May 2, 2017.

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May 01, 2017

Atlanta Fed Names Alexander Vice President

Christopher Alexander has been named a vice president for central administration in the Retail Payments Office (RPO), with responsibility for business support, business testing, and central administration.

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Apr 19, 2017

Home Values Recover, but Challenges Seen

As the economy continues to strengthen, the housing market seems poised to enter a new phase in its cycle of growth. A recent ViewPoint Live webcast addressed this issue. Read the summary of the webcast and watch the video.

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Apr 12, 2017

April Business Inflation Expectations Decline

Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the coming year. This month's survey asks firms about their understanding of the Federal Reserve's inflation target.

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Mar 24, 2017

Atlanta Fed Statement Released

The Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Banks annually prepare and release audited financial statements. These statements reflect balances as of December 31, 2017, and income and expenses for 2017. The Atlanta Fed's 2017 financial and audit statements are also available.

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Mar 16, 2017

Technology, Cost Driving Fintech

Fintech is effectively reshaping the financial industry. That's what a finance expert said at a recent Atlanta Fed Public Affairs Forum. Read highlights of the presentation and watch the video.

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Mar 16, 2017

Nobel Economist: Fiscal Powers Have Shaped the World

Early U.S. politicians and policymakers debated whether the federal government should backstop state governments' debts. Thomas Sargent of New York University addressed this and other historical fiscal issues in May at the Atlanta Fed.

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Mar 13, 2017

Faster Payments Focus of Recent Joint Conference

The risks and rewards of faster payments were the focus of a recent conference cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the United Kingdom's Department for International Trade. "Lessons and Implications of Increasing Payments Speed" took place on February 28, 2017.

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Mar 13, 2017

Atlanta Fed Names Bostic New President and Chief Executive Officer

Raphael W. Bostic will become the 15th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta effective June 5, 2017.

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Mar 08, 2017

ECONversation: Mobile Payments' Time Could Be Near

Despite sluggish growth so far, conditions could finally be ripe for mobile payments to take off. That's according to two Atlanta Fed experts, who recently discussed the future of payments. Read highlights of that ECONversation webcast.

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Feb 21, 2017

Greenspan Biographer Discusses Colorful, Complex Figure

The author of a new biography of former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan recently spoke at an Atlanta Fed Public Affairs Forum. Sebastian Mallaby discussed some of the challenges involved in capturing a figure as complex as Greenspan and the environment in which he operated.

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Feb 15, 2017

February Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged

Firms continue to anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the coming year. In this month's survey, firms rate their optimism about the U.S. economy and their own firm's financial prospects.

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Feb 14, 2017

Crisis, Recession, and Recovery: 2007-16

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a February 14 speech at the Huntsville, Alabama, Rotary Club, looks at the economic story of the past decade. This speech is an update of the speech Lockhart delivered at the Rotary Club of Atlanta on January 9, 2017.

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Feb 01, 2017

Atlanta Fed Names Buchanan Vice President and General Auditor, Keeley Assistant Vice President and Announces Gibson Move to Supervision and Regulation

Joan Buchanan has been named vice president and general auditor, Dana Keeley has been named assistant vice president in the Retail Payments Office (RPO), and Mark Gibson has been named assistant vice president for the credit and risk management function in the Atlanta Fed's supervision and regulation division.

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Jan 23, 2017

Report Released on 2016 Mobile Banking and Payments Survey

The Atlanta Fed today issued results of the 2016 Mobile Banking and Payments Survey of Financial Institutions in the Sixth District.

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Jan 23, 2017

Atlanta Fed Introduces Redesigned Website

Your favorite Atlanta Fed content is now easier than ever to find and explore, thanks to our newly redesigned website. We've always provided users with lots of data, and now working with data has never been easier. In addition, our redesign offers improved navigation and simplified content sharing.

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Jan 11, 2017

Atlanta Fed Recognizes Employees with President's Award

The Atlanta Fed honored the recipients of its President's Award for Excellence in a ceremony today. Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed, presented the awards to the six employees who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding performance.

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Jan 11, 2017

January Business Inflation Expectations Stable

Firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the next 12 months, a slight decline from December's reading. Long-term inflation expectations—over the next five to 10 years—reached 2.8 percent.

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Jan 09, 2017

Crisis, Recession, and Recovery: 2007-16

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a January 9 speech at the Rotary Club of Atlanta, looks at the economic story of the past decade.

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Jan 06, 2017

Scam Alert

Beware of contact from someone claiming to be a Federal Reserve employee alerting you about your Federal Reserve account. For tips on how to avoid becoming a scam victim, and other helpful information, go to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors' website.

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Jan 03, 2017

Atlanta Fed Names Dirr Vice President and Fix and Prime Assistant Vice Presidents

Angela Dirr has been named vice president and associate general counsel in the legal department, Travis Fix has been appointed assistant vice president for enterprise risk management, and Charles Prime has been appointed assistant vice president of facilities management.

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