Headlines - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - FRB Atlanta Announcements of general bank news, press releases, speeches, publications, and events, including workshops and conferences http://www.frbatlanta.org/rss/ en-us http://www.frbatlanta.org/ Atlanta Fed Logo http://www.frbatlanta.org/~/media/Images/assets/image_gallery/frba_logo_rss http://www.frbatlanta.org/rss/ Bostic Coauthors Paper https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2020.102244?item=7C73B6C7-6AEF-4F7A-9C06-8096A0AB7ED5 7C73B6C7-6AEF-4F7A-9C06-8096A0AB7ED5 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:52:00 EST Read how income and near-rail residence influence travel behavior in a research paper cowritten by Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic. Low-Income Consumers and Payment Choice https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/publications/wp/2020/02/20/low-income-consumers-and-payment-choice?item=FFAF8F7A-1C78-42E8-B390-6F8E20A61FD6 FFAF8F7A-1C78-42E8-B390-6F8E20A61FD6 Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:19:00 EST Low-income consumers are not only constrained with spending, but also with the type and variety of payment methods available. The author analyzes the low level of possession of credit and debit cards among low-income consumers who are also unbanked. First-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Ticks Up https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=34C1B704-598A-4AD6-8CFE-7CF969431291 34C1B704-598A-4AD6-8CFE-7CF969431291 Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:58:00 EST On February 19, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the first quarter of 2020 is 2.6 percent, up from 2.4 percent on February 14. View GDPNow for more details. The Clash of the Economists https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/banking-and-finance/clash-of-the-economists?item=9C88543F-C25C-4321-A41F-B4A7747D0DDB 9C88543F-C25C-4321-A41F-B4A7747D0DDB Tue, 18 Feb 2020 09:00:00 EST Play the thinking person's brackets! In Economy Matters' Clash of the Economists, 16 preeminent practitioners of the dismal science are competing over the course of four weeks and your vote counts! Cast your vote as we gradually reveal more information about each one, and come back each week to see the results! Am I Average? Adventures in Survey Research https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/blogs/take-on-payments/2020/02/18/adventures-in-survey-research?item=FD7F5B07-3AB1-44B4-8E5A-1A1097CB7B90 FD7F5B07-3AB1-44B4-8E5A-1A1097CB7B90 Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:59:00 EST Are you 18 or 85? Do you live in a city or a small town? Read Take On Payments to learn how the newly released results of the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice show the influence of demographic variables on payments choice. How do you compare? First-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Decreases https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=CDCCBBBB-0AFB-48C9-B7DD-25918F899AF8 CDCCBBBB-0AFB-48C9-B7DD-25918F899AF8 Fri, 14 Feb 2020 11:16:00 EST On February 14, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the first quarter of 2020 is 2.4 percent, down from 2.7 percent on February 7. View GDPNow for more details. Market Probability Tracker Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cenfis/market-probability-tracker?item=BE51DE65-BF72-46F0-BD05-26987A2BEC2E BE51DE65-BF72-46F0-BD05-26987A2BEC2E Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:00:00 EST On Thursday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released January's Consumer Price Index. Find out how this affected the market's assessment of future rate moves at the Market Probability Tracker. U.S. Consumers' Use of Personal Checks: Evidence from a Diary Survey https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/banking-and-payments/consumer-payments/research-data-reports/2020/02/13/us-consumers-use-of-personal-checks-evidence-from-a-diary-survey?item=92765014-F9EC-4AD2-94BB-4B693A47F631 92765014-F9EC-4AD2-94BB-4B693A47F631 Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:00:00 EST People are writing fewer checks every year, but they're still writing them. Who writes them? Who receives them? Is dollar amount a factor? Read this report based on data from the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice to learn about the characteristics of check writing. Atlanta Fed Taylor Rule Utility Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/taylor-rule?item=17D8C680-66D3-4A7E-9262-6BEAC1BD2271 17D8C680-66D3-4A7E-9262-6BEAC1BD2271 Thu, 13 Feb 2020 12:38:00 EST The data have been updated to incorporate recent releases from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well as Cleveland and Atlanta Fed model nowcasts. myCPI Features January Data, Sticky-Price CPI Up 3.4 Percent in January https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject?item=3103F1FF-4A54-42F4-97A2-B45BCDC60454 3103F1FF-4A54-42F4-97A2-B45BCDC60454 Thu, 13 Feb 2020 12:30:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's myCPI tool has been updated with January data. Compare your personal consumer price index (CPI) with the U.S. average. The sticky-price CPI rose 3.4 percent (on an annualized basis) in January.