ECONversations Explores Aging's Impact on the Economy

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. This article offers highlights of a recent ECONversations webcast in which two Atlanta Fed research economists discussed the economic and fiscal implications.
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Business Inflation Expectations Rise

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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Four-and-a-Half Current Questions for Policymakers

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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UPDATES & OTHER NEWS
Atlanta Fed Named Fourth on DiversityInc's Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity List for 2016
April 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.
German Central Banker Says Euro Economy Gradually Recovering
April 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. Economy Matters offers highlights of his presentation.
Beige Book: Southeastern Contacts Report Unchanged Conditions
April 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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