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Anti-Discrimination Laws Didn’t Help Older Men Get Back to Work

Tough age-discrimination laws didn’t do much to help older unemployed men find work during and after the recession, according to a recent analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. It actually may have hurt them.

Banker Who Used TARP Funds To Buy Florida Condo Isn’t Allowed To Be A Banker Anymore

Which seems reasonable? The Federal Reserve Board has banned Darryl Woods, the former CEO of Mainstreet Bank in Missouri, from working in banking for using federal bailout funds to buy himself a luxury condo in Florida. Woods was the CEO of Mainstreet Bank and the bank’s holding company, Calvert Financial Corp. Show More Summary

Bank CEO Banned From Industry For Using Bailout Money To Buy A Condo

Darryl Woods, the former CEO of a small Missouri bank, has been barred from working in the banking sector by the Federal Reserve after using federal bailout funds to buy a condo in Florida. Woods has been issued with a Consent Order of Prohibition related to his use of Troubled Asset Relief (TARP) funds, the Federal Reserve said in a release. Show More Summary

Wall Street gains on Yellen’s comments

American stocks advanced for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low. ||| New York - US stocks rose 1 percent on Wednesday, advancing for a...Show More Summary

Econ 2: Spring 2014: UC Berkeley: Administrivia for April 16, 2014

Finish Essentials, chapter 14 "Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply", 15 "Fiscal Policy”. Start chapters 16 and 17: “Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve” and “Monetary Policy” M Apr. 14: The Lesser Depression: Fiscal Austerity/Monetary...Show More Summary

Fed's Beige Book: "Economic activity increased in most regions"

Fed's Beige Book "Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and based on information collected before April 7, 2014." Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest economic activity increased in most regions of the country since the previous report. Show More Summary

We Read It So You Don’t Have To: 10 Beige Book Gems

The Federal Reserve’s “beige book” report, out Wednesday, offers a view of economic conditions across the country from anecdotes gathered by the central bank’s 12 districts. The latest report covered mid-February through early April, and most regional banks said economic activity improved since the start of the year as the weather finally turned a corner.

It’s Official: America is an Oligarchy and NOT a Democracy or a Republic

We noted last year: American democracy – once a glorious thing – has devolved into an oligarchy, according to two leading IMF officials, the former Vice President of the Dallas Federal Reserve, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Moody’s chief economist and many others. Show More Summary

Yellen Pegs Europe’s Economic Struggles to Weak Banks

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that some of Europe’s economic challenges spring from the still-unfinished work of strengthening its banking sector after the 2008 financial crisis.

Yellen: The recovery could be nearly complete within two years

In her first monetary policy speech as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the nation’s economic recovery will be nearly complete within two years, but cautioned that the economy still needs the central bank's support. The Fed's own forecasts project that the unemployment rate will bottom out and inflation will pick up by the […]

H&R Block Banks On Getting Out of Banking

The tax-prep specialist once again arranges sale of bank division to get out from under Federal Reserve oversight.

Federal Reserve Provides New Insight on Mobile Money Services

The use of mobile phones to access a bank account, credit card, or other financial account continued to increase in prevalence among adults in the United States last year, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on the use of mobile financial services. Details provided to MMW show that as of December 2013, 33 […]

Yellen Talks About New Higher Capital Requirements For Banks

By John M. Mason: Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, gave the opening remarks at the 2014 Financial Markets Conference of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. One of the major items that Ms.Show More Summary

Rosengren: Fed’s Forward Guidance Should Be Linked to Employment, Inflation Data

The Federal Reserve should pledge to keep short-term interest rates near zero until the U.S. economy is within a year of achieving both full employment and 2% inflation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said Tuesday.

GM Senior Staff Shake-Up, Federal Reserve Considering Tougher Rules for Banks, The North Korea Marathon

The Federal Reserve is considering tougher rules for big banks, who would be required to hold more capital in the case of another financial crisis. And two senior executives are leaving General Motors. According to a company spokesman, the departures are not connected with GM’s recent vehicle recalls. Show More Summary

3 big things to look for in Yellen’s first monetary policy speech

Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen has been a busy lady. In the past few weeks, she has faced down the ravaging pack of media hounds known as the central bank’s press corps, communed with struggling workers in Chicago and delved into the debate over bank capital standards. The only thing she hasn’t done is give a […]

Key Inflation Measures Shows Slight Increase, but still Low in March

The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning:According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% (2.6% annualized rate) in March. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index also increased 0.2% (2.4% annualized rate) during the month. Show More Summary

Yellen says Federal Reserve considering tougher rules for big banks

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is considering tougher rules for big banks to keep credit flowing in case of another financial crisis, Fed Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Tuesday.

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Last Friday President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Narayana Kocherlokata (Ph.D.), noted in a speech that, “the futureRead the Rest...

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - April 15, 2014

On the Web: The Economics of Payments VII - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - Conference Papers On the Wires: TSYS Releases White Paper on Mobile Wallet Solutions - "The paper highlights critical factors that will determine the mobile wallet’s future adoption in the U.S. Show More Summary

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