The Beige Book is published eight times per year by the Federal Reserve Bank. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its district through reports from bank and branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by dstrict and sector. An overall summary of the 12 district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis.
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April 15 - As President Obama considers nominees to fill the seat of retiring Federal Reserve Board Governor Jeremy Stein, a bipartisan group of senators is urging him to nominate a candidate with... >>more
April 14 - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released results from its monthly Survey of Consumer Expectations, which provides insight into Americans’ views on inflation, prices, the labor... >>more
April 10 - Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down slightly as the spring homebuying season ramps up.
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April 9 - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has assessed a $25 million penalty against Bank of America, N.A., Charlotte, N.C., and its credit card subsidiary FIA Card Services, N.A.,... >>more
April 8 - The Independent Community Bankers of America told members of Congress that community banks nationwide have identified regulatory burden as a top concern in providing credit in their... >>more