Does Having Children Lower the Productivity of Professionals at Work?

price indexesResearch indicates that children do lead to lower productivity by their parents at work when the children are young. However, mothers and fathers make up for this lost productivity elsewhere during their careers.

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Timely Topics: The Fed’s Regional Structure

regional structureUnlike most other central banks, the Federal Reserve System has a regional structure, with 12 Reserve banks spread across the country along with the Board of Governors in D.C. The regional Reserve banks not only provide services closer to the people who need them, but these banks ensure that the concerns of the people in their districts are heard in Washington.

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Fed Banks Complete Research on Payment System Improvements

payment systemThe Federal Reserve’s Financial Services Policy Committee has been reviewing the current state of the payment system and gathering feedback from stakeholders. The research will ultimately result in the release of a payment system improvement roadmap.

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Explaining Recent Asset Price Movements

stock market volatilityDuring a period when stock market volatility has been high, 10-year Treasury yields, equity prices and oil prices have declined substantially, while the value of the dollar has risen.

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Beige Book: Most Fed Districts See Continued Economic Growth

beige bookAll but one of the Federal Reserve Districts reported moderate or modest economic growth since the previous Beige Book release. In the St. Louis Fed District, growth was moderate.

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