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Heavy snow has affected restaurant revenues in Boston.

Fun facts from the Beige Book

Apr 15, 2015
The Federal Reserve released its eight-times-a-year regional look at the American economy.
Posted In: Beige Book, Federal Reserve
Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen gave remarks at the ninth biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research conference about the need for more research about trends that impact individual income inequality, on April 2, 2015 in Washington, DC.

What can the Fed do about income inequality?

Apr 2, 2015
The Fed's mandate is to monitor only employment and inflation.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, income inequality, Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a press conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, March 18, 2015, following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

Janet Yellen isn't ready to raise interest rates

Mar 18, 2015
In which we deliver the latest on the Fed's movement regarding interest rates.
Posted In: Yellen, interest rates, Federal Reserve

Why so much hangs on the Fed's choice of words

Mar 18, 2015
We’ll get the latest read Wednesday on when the interest rates could be going up.
Posted In: interest rates, Federal Reserve, housing market
Around a third of unusable dollars are burned to generate electricity.

How money gets burned

Mar 13, 2015
Hundreds of tons of shredded money are burned each year to generate electricity.
Posted In: recycling, electricity, Federal Reserve, Money
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies during a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee February 24, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Banks prepare for round two of stress tests

Mar 11, 2015
Results are due Wednesday and not all banks might pass this time.
Posted In: Banks, banking, stress tests, lending, Federal Reserve
This is Janet Yellen.

Janet Yellen needs to work on her brand

Mar 10, 2015
Marketplace listeners are the 14 percent.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, economists

Why the stock market just dropped

Mar 10, 2015
The Dow and S&P 500 fell markedly on Tuesday, dropping into negative territory for the year. But what was the proximate cause?
Posted In: Wall Street, markets, Federal Reserve

Goldman Sachs could lose a financial weapon

Mar 10, 2015
The Federal Reserve might put limits on the bank's buying back of its own stock.
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, stock buybacks, Federal Reserve

Just who is watching the banks?

Mar 5, 2015
Previously unreleased documents reveal a new Federal Reserve oversight system
Posted In: Federal Reserve, banking oversight, regulation

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