2016

May 26, 2016

ECONversations Explores Aging's Impact on the Economy

The number of Americans 65 and older will increase by 66 percent over the next two decades.Economy Matters offers highlights of a recent ECONversations webcast in which two Atlanta Fed research economists discussed the economic and fiscal implications.

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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 13, 2016

Business Inflation Expectations Dip

Firms anticipate 1.7 percent inflation over the coming year, a slight decline from the March reading. April's Business Inflation Expectations survey examines how firms' inventory levels may affect their production, number of employees, and average price of products and services.

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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 18, 2016

Business Inflation Expectations Stay Stable

For the third consecutive month, firms report they anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the coming year. The March Business Inflation Expectations survey examines if financial market volatility has changed firms' hiring and capital investment planning 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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