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Key Issues Fuel Discussion of Energy

April 23, 2014

The prospects for the energy sector--a mainstay of the southeastern economy--are right, but it also faces significant challenges in the short and long term. A new SouthPoint post summarizes a recent discussion of a sector that touches the lives of ever...
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Atlanta Fed President Lockhart: Accommodative Monetary Policy Still Needed

April 22, 2014

Although the frigid winter just past could chill first-quarter economic growth, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart recently said that he expects gross domestic product growth to gain momentum in the second quarter of the year and beyond. Financial U...
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Mills Appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Jacksonville Branch Board of Directors

April 22, 2014

Harold Mills, chief executive officer of ZeroChaos, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Jacksonville Branch.
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Workshop Probes Monetary Policy, Inequality

April 22, 2014

Academics and practitioners recently convened at the Atlanta Fed to discuss current research on the connection between monetary policy and income and wealth inequality.
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My Bleeding Heart

April 22, 2014

You've probably read by now that as many as 20 percent of websites were affected by the OpenSSL coding bug. Portals and Rails eagerly awaits the implementation of fixes to password and ID vulnerabilities on the Internet.
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How We Pay: Results from the Federal Reserve Payment Study

April 21, 2014

Changes in technology have affected not only how people live and work, they have also affected how individuals and businesses pay for goods and services. The Federal Reserve's most recent triennial study of the payments system highlights a number of sh...
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Using State-Level Data to Estimate How Labor Market Slack Affects Wages

April 17, 2014

Looking at the labor market in its broadest terms presents challenges when trying to assess the impact of unused workforce capacity on wages. But drilling down into state-level data affords a more precise look at this dynamic, and macroblog explores th...
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Economic and Financial Highlights: April 10, 2014

April 17, 2014

View the latest series of charts from our Economic & Financial Highlights page, including new data on consumer credit, consumer prices, housing starts, inflation expectations, oil and natural gas prices, unemployment claims, and more.
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Beige Book: Warming Economy Accompanies Spring’s Thaw

April 16, 2014

The newly released Beige Book finds that with the moderating weather of early spring comes moderate economic growth in most Reserve Bank districts. A new SouthPoint post examines the new release and looks at some regional highlights.
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Beige Book: Economy Picked Up in February and March

April 16, 2014

The Southeast economy expanded modestly in recent months, according to the latest Beige Book. Business contacts in the retail, hospitality, and other sectors noted improvements, and most contacts expected near-term economic activity to grow moderately.
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