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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July 23 - The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against six mortgage relief operations charging that defendants preyed on distressed homeowners by misrepresenting that they typically could... >>more
July 22 - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation released a study on the structure, performance and social impact of Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs). The study describes MDIs and... >>more
July 21 - The expansion of the Federal Home Loan Banks' (FHLBs) lending beyond traditional financial institutions to include captive insurance companies introduces underwriting risk,... >>more
July 18 - The Independent Community Bankers of America has applauded the Senate for approving legislation that would require the White House to appoint someone with community banking experience to... >>more
July 18 - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard discussed ďFed Goals and the Policy StanceĒ at a Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce event on Thursday.
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