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 7 - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard addressed the question of whether monetary policy should be better coordinated across countries as part of a recent presentation... >>more
April 4 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the March edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard Ė a... >>more
April 4 - The Federal Reserve has taken steps since the financial crisis to push both short- and long-term interest rates to historically low levels. These steps have aimed to reduce financing costs... >>more
April 4 - The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) has allocated $9 million to its 2014 Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership (WISH) and Individual Development and... >>more
April 3 - Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing average fixed mortgage rates relatively unchanged from last week.
30-year fixed-rate... >>more