Housing Market Conditions Report Broadens Reach
The newly released Housing Market Conditions report now includes data for the Eighth District’s four major Metropolitan Statistical Areas: Little Rock, Louisville, Memphis and St. Louis. This addition provides a more detailed look at District-specific conditions. How is the housing crisis unfolding where you live? Use the report’s color-coded maps to easily zero in on your county to see what percentage of mortgages were delinquent at the end of December; the trend in house prices is also available at a glance.
- 03/13 | Hannibal, Mo.
Saving Your Small Town: Homegrown Community and Economic Development
- 03/14 | Louisville, Ky.
Facilitating Success: Serving Entrepreneurs Who Are Marginalized
- 03/31 | St. Louis, Mo.
Bitcoin and Beyond: The Possibilities and the Pitfalls of Virtual Currencies
- 04/08 | St. Louis, Mo.
Prepare Your Students for Financial Life After High School
- 02/28 | Speech by Governor Stein on Market Tantrums and Monetary Policy
- 02/25 | Federal Reserve Board to begin publishing semi-annual report with aggregate data and other information regarding banking applications
- 02/25 | Speech by Governor Tarullo on monetary policy and financial stability
- 02/19 | Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, January 28-29, 2014
February 19, 2014
"The Rise and Fall of Labor Force Participation in the U.S."
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed U.S. labor force participation during an Exchequer Club luncheon in Washington, D.C. He concluded that empirical models of the shape of the trend in the labor force participation rate do a good job of explaining the data. To the extent these models are correct, Bullard said the unemployment rate remains a good indicator of overall labor market health.
“Some Perspectives on the Notorious Summer of 2008”
In The Regional Economist, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his perspective on some features of the macroeconomic situation in 2008. He noted that these features—e.g., the Fed's response during the early part of the financial crisis, real-time data, the global commodity price boom and large financial firms—must be addressed in any comprehensive accounting of what happened.
Feb. 28, 2014
President Bullard Appears on CNBC's "Squawk Box"
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