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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Feb. 20 - Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates up slightly for the second week in a row.
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Feb. 20 - The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines has released preliminary unaudited financial highlights for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. The Bank expects to file its 2013... >>more
Feb. 19 - The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee have released the minutes of the Committee meeting held on January 28-29.
The minutes for each regularly scheduled... >>more
Feb 19 - The Federal Reserve Board has approved a final rule strengthening supervision and regulation of large U.S. bank holding companies and foreign banking organizations.
The final rule... >>more
Feb. 12 - The Federal Reserve Board has requested comment on proposals to repeal its Regulation DD (Truth in Savings) and Regulation P (Privacy of Consumer Financial Information) and to make... >>more