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At a major energy conference in downtown Houston, Robert Kaplan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said advanced economies including the United States, Europe, Japan and China will have to find solutions for their slowing workforce growth, sluggish productivity and high levels of ...
This week, we present CannaRegs co-founder and CEO Amanda Ostrowitz. Prior to starting cannabis-focused legal research platform CannaRegs, Amanda worked as a regulator at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Amanda Ostrowitz likes to joke about how she arrived at the cannabis industry ...

In a Wednesday meeting with local business leaders at Broward Workshop in Fort Lauderdale, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president Raphael Bostic said steel and aluminum tariffs bring uncertainty that could hurt the economy's robust growth. Mike Jackson, new Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta ...
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has appointed Drew Pack as the regional community development advisor at its Pittsburgh branch. Pack is responsible for outreach, research and policy analysis in western Pennsylvania and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. He joined the Federal Reserve ...
"At the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, his main responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of the Midwest economy and its manufacturing sector. His research papers have focused on such topics as our regional economy, the automobile sector and the trade-weighted dollar," the CAIC said ...
YOU KNOW, 2017 WAS A GOOD YEAR. U.S. ECONOMY SURPRISED TO THE UPSIDE. GLOBAL ECONOMY SURPRISED TO THE UPSIDE EVEN MORE THAT THE U.S. THAT DROVE EARNINGS. THAT DROVE A GOOD YEAR FOR US EQUITIES SO IT WAS NATURAL FOR US TO BE MEETING IN ...

St. Louis banks continue to do well, even as they decrease in number and take one-time charges as a result of new tax laws. Sixty-seven banks based in the St. Louis area reported profits of $457 million for the year ended Dec. 31, compared with $589 million in 2016, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis ...
Banking and general financial services have been a great white whale for the cannabis industry, as financial institutions continue to be wary of the plant's illegal status with the feds. But a recent settlement between a Colorado credit union and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City may help reel in a ...
Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker said he still thinks just two interest-rate hikes this year is "likely appropriate." He also signaled, however, that he is open to more rate increases if needed. The Fed is widely expected to raise interest rates next month, the first of what many at the ...
Total household debt rose to an all-time high of $13.15 trillion at year-end 2017, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Center for Microeconomic Data. The report said it was fifth consecutive year of annual household debt growth with increases in the mortgage, student, auto and credit card ...
The Bipartisan Budget Act passed last week had a little item in it to help government revenues by confiscating $2.5 billion of the retained earnings (they call it “surplus”) of the Federal Reserve Banks. When they found out about it, the commercial banks, which own all the stock of the Federal Reserve Banks, ...
A top official with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has a mostly positive outlook on the economy, but said interest rates need to maintain a gradual rise for the economic expansion to continue. Loretta Mester, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, told me The Fed is projecting ...
Neel Kashkari, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, said on February 8, 2018, that he does not think that bitcoin is for serious investors. Kashkari further added, “I don't really think of bitcoin as a currency. I think of it as a novelty. The idea that these virtual currencies are ever going to ...
President of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Holding Town Hall in Pierre Tomorrow. Facebook; Twitter; StumbleUpon; LinkedIn ... Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Neel Kashkari says the job of the Federal Reserve Banks is to try to manage some of the ups and downs of the American economy.
"I am going to try to dispel you of the myth that the Federal Reserve is going to overreact or somehow undermine the good news on the economy," San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams told community leaders at a luncheon in Honolulu. Asked by reporters afterwards about the stock ...
A two-part report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis highlights the need for skilled workers, who are in high demand and low supply. Jobs that require education beyond high school but not necessarily a four-year college degree — so-called middle-skill workers — are in greatest demand, according ...
Minard earned her pilot's license in 2003 and today pilots a Cessna 182, “which came off the line here in Wichita, Kansas.” That may come in handy as Minard travels to monthly meetings of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's board of directors. She was elected to the position by her fellow bankers ...

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has appointed Providence St. Joseph executive Elaine Couture to the board of directors of its Seattle branch. Couture is the CEO and executive vice president of Providence St. Joseph Health's Washington and Montana region. She oversees a health system that ...
A century before Amazon created a national frenzy to host its second headquarters, U.S. cities battled to claim one of a dozen regional banks that would make up the newly formed Federal Reserve system. Under banker Gordon Jones, Denver made its case for hosting a Federal Reserve Bank serving the ...
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland appointed Mekael Teshome as its senior official in Pittsburgh. He succeeds Guhan Venkatu who held the post since 2013 and was promoted last July to group vice president of the research department's regional outreach and analysis unit. Teshome starts as vice ...
The Federal Reserve settled five mortgage servicing cases by issuing $35 million in fines to banks that were cited for flawed services. The move ends enforcement actions from the dating back to 2011 and 2012 involving five other banks have already paid similar fines, Reuters reported. The five banks ...
Service firms in the metropolitan region and factories across the state expect their cost for medical insurance and other employee benefits to increase more than 6 percent this year, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The bank, in a survey of retailers and other service firms on Long Island, ...
Factories in New York state grew more slowly this month as shipments rose and new orders slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Friday that its Empire State Manufacturing index declined to 18 in December, from 19.4 last month. The index is down from a three-year high of 30.2 last month.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's decision to hire Thomas Barkin as its next president has renewed questions over the cloaked process of selecting officials who set the most widely watched ... “This further underscores that the regional Federal Reserve banks should be public institutions,” he said.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's decision to hire Thomas Barkin as its next president has renewed questions over the cloaked process of selecting officials who set the most widely watched ... "This further underscores that the regional Federal Reserve banks should be public institutions," he said.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, which monitors large banks in a district that includes Charlotte, announced a new president on Monday. Thomas Barkin, chief risk officer for consulting firm McKinsey & Company, assumes the Fed role Jan. 1. He replaces Jeffrey Lacker, who abruptly retired this year ...
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has appointed two Dayton-area business leaders to serve on the board of directors for the banking system's Cincinnati branch. Jenell Ross, president of Bob Ross Auto Group in Centerville, and David Evans, president and CEO of Dayton-based manufacturer ...
Banking and general financial services have been a great white whale for the cannabis industry, as financial institutions continue to be wary of the plant's illegal status with the feds. But a recent settlement between a Colorado credit union and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City may help reel in a ...
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, which regularly forecasts key economic indexes like GDP growth inflation, is predicting an astounding GDP growth rate of 5.4 percent for the first quarter of 2018. If that rate of growth occurs, it would represent the largest rate of growth for a quarter in at least a decade.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced Wednesday several changes to its board of directors that were effective Jan. 1. John Roberts III, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, was re-elected to a three-year term. Kathleen Mazzarella, chairman, president and CEO of ...
It's not hard to look at the mobile payments market these days and think it's on the cusp of an explosion; just think of all the new product offerings. Yet when we go shopping, and ask to use Apple Pay or the like, we're often met with blank stares. A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston says ...
SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco appointed Laura Lee (Laurie) Stewart, president and chief executive officer of Sound Community Bank / Sound Financial Bancorp, to its Seattle Branch Board of Directors for a three-year term, effective January 1, ...
Those are just “estimates,” the Fed said. Final “audited” results of the Federal Reserve Banks are due in March. This “audit” is of course the annual financial audit executed by KPMG that the Fed hires to do this. It's not the kind of audit that some members in Congress have been clamoring for – an audit that ...
Gaining access to the actual Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles was always going to be difficult, what with the fact that it is the home to billions upon billions of dollars. Luckily, and, quite frankly, unbelievably, though, one of the film's producers Tucker Tooley had some inside access to the ...
Jackson, who joined Fort Lauderdale-based AutoNation as CEO in 1999, previously served on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Miami branch. (He became company chairman in 2002 and president in 2015.) Jackson is also a member of the board of governors and the ...
Mike J. Jackson, chairman, chief executive officer, and president of AutoNation Inc., has been appointed chair, and Myron A. Gray, president of U.S. operations of United Parcel Service (UPS), has been appointed deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's board of directors. Their one-year terms ...
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank savings and loan holding companies and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. It is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with ...
Texas retailers surveyed just before Christmas by the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank said they ended the year with more optimism, increased hiring and scheduled employees with more hours. Retail sales strength came from both the recovering oil patch and from households and businesses replenishing ...
Why you know him: Jeffrey M. Lacker served for 13 years as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. His term as the top officer at one of the Federal Reserve's regional banks included the worst financial crisis and recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, ...
“When I go to seminars in other disciplines, the tenor of the seminars tends to be a lot less about scoring points and…nail[ing] the speaker to the blackboard,” she said in an interview published this month on the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In economics, she says, presenting your ...
The legal team of Fed is looking for a way to recover its seized 513 bitcoins which were confiscated for being part of a drug case in Salt Lake City. These bitcoins were initially owned by a person named Aaron Shamo who was arrested on charges of illegally distributing the so-called “cryptocurrency” which ...
Factories in New York state grew more slowly this month as shipments rose and new orders slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Friday that its Empire State Manufacturing index declined to 18 in December, from 19.4 last month. The index is down from a three-year high of 30.2 last month.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's decision to hire Thomas Barkin as its next president has renewed questions over the cloaked process of selecting officials who set the most widely watched ... “This further underscores that the regional Federal Reserve banks should be public institutions,” he said.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, which monitors large banks in a district that includes Charlotte, announced a new president on Monday. Thomas Barkin, chief risk officer for consulting firm McKinsey & Company, assumes the Fed role Jan. 1. He replaces Jeffrey Lacker, who abruptly retired this year ...
The Fed's Beige Book is prepared by the federal reserve banks of the 12 Fed districts. The process of preparing the Beige book begins six weeks before the next FOMC meeting. As part of the preparation process, every Federal Reserve bank gathers information on the current market conditions from their ...
Thomas I. Barkin, a senior executive at global consulting firm McKinsey & Co., was chosen the next president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the bank announced Monday morning. Barkin will become the Richmond Fed's eighth president and CEO when he takes the ...
St. Louis Fed President Jim Bullard said Friday that more rate increases could lead to a recession. Bullard repeatedly has argued for no more short-term rate increases by the Fed, at least for now. But he went further in a speech in Little Rock, Arkansas. He said the problem is that the U.S. yield curve is ...
William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, shared his thoughts on digital currencies at multiple speaking engagements the week of November 27. The biggest takeaway is that the Fed is considering creating their own digital currency at some point in the future.
The economies of the Greensboro-High Point MSA, and the Triad as a whole, have been resilient since the outbreak of the 2007 recession, but statistics show a significant challenge on the horizon, according to Rick Kaglic, senior regional economist for the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, Va. Kaglic ...
Washington: Janet Yellen has stepped down from her position as Federal Reserve Board chairman since President Trump decided not to offer ...


 

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