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    Consumer Surveys, Inflation Expectations and the FOMC

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    The FOMC seems to be paying attention to consumer surveys about inflation expectations. But how much do consumers know about inflation?

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    Why Missouri Received Two Federal Reserve Banks

    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Some charge that Missouri received two Fed banks because of politics, but St. Louis and Kansas City each had strong enough cases to be considered.

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    How the Federal Reserve System Was Formed

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    When the Fed was founded, significant weight seemed to be given to banker preferences for where Reserve banks should be located.

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    Why the Federal Reserve Was Founded

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Our series examines a research article detailing why the Fed is structured like it is, including why Missouri received two Reserve banks.

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    The Fed and Interest Rates: A Floor with a Subfloor

    Tuesday, July 05, 2016

    To help control the federal funds rate, the Fed sets the rate on overnight reverse repurchase agreements in addition to the discount rate and the interest rate on excess reserves.

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    The Fed, Interest Rates and Monetary Policy

    Monday, July 04, 2016

    The federal funds rate is just one of the rates the Federal Reserve uses in conducting monetary policy.

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    Comments on the FOMC's Amendments to Its Statement on Longer-Run Goals

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discusses why he recently dissented on the proposed amendments to the FOMC’s statement on longer-run goals.

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  • FOMC Speak

    A repository of speeches, testimony, interviews and commentary by FOMC participants.