To Fail or Not to Fail? A Discussion of Banking's "Too Big to Fail" Problem

To Fail or Not to Fail? A Discussion of Banking's "Too Big to Fail" Problem

The problem of financial institutions whose distress would be large enough to imperil the larger economy has vexed policymakers for decades. The Economy Matters podcast looks at some of the challenges involved in solving too big to fail. podcast
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Construction and Real Estate Survey: Home Prices Climb

Construction and Real Estate Survey: Home Prices Climb

Southeastern home prices continued to rise in December from the year-ago level, while sales flattened or were up slightly. See this month's survey to get all the results.
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GDPNow Forecast for Fourth Quarter Declines

GDPNow Forecast for Fourth Quarter Declines

On January 13, the GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2016 is 2.8 percent. View GDPNow for more details.
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UPDATES & OTHER NEWS
Deflation Probabilities Decline
January 12, 2017
Deflation Probabilities Decline
On January 11, the 2016–21 deflation probability was 2 percent and the 2015–20 deflation probability was 0 percent.
January Business Inflation Expectations Stable
January 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.
Labor Market Spider Chart Updated with November JOLTS Data
January 10, 2017
Labor Market Spider Chart Updated with November JOLTS Data
Monitor labor market progress with our Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart, now with November data on job openings, hires, layoffs, and quits (JOLTS).