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Making your own version of the Fed's Beige Book

Jan 12, 2012
The Federal Reserve's Beige Book is a review of economic trends in the country. The Fed's method of gathering data on the economy is pretty simple, though: Just calling around and asking.
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When Geithner praised Greenspan

Jan 12, 2012
The minutes of Alan Greenspan's last meeting as chairman of the Federal Reserve were released today. It reveals some praising words from then-president of the New York Federal Reserve, Timothy Geithner.
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Federal Reserve to give quarterly interest rate reports

Jan 3, 2012
That's instead of the usual 'for the foreseeable future' thing they usually do. The Fed is striving to be more open in its communication.
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What low inflation means for the economy

Dec 30, 2011
Low interest rates and low inflation will help play into policy decisions, such as the future of the Federal Reserve.
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Obama nominates two for Federal Reserve board

Dec 28, 2011
The Obama administration hopes that the Senate will approve its two appointees -- one Democrat, one Republican -- to the Federal Reserve board.
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Federal Reserve could begin plans to raise interest rates

Dec 13, 2011
Federal Reserve officials are expected to announce that they will keep interest rates near zero, a level that has remained steady since the financial crisis
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Gary Shilling: Unlikely Fed will make a move yet

Dec 13, 2011
Former Fed economist Gary Shilling says it is unlikely the Fed will change the zero percent interest rate anytime soon, and when it does, the shift will be more the effect than the cause of a booming economy.
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Federal Reserve to increase transparency

Dec 12, 2011
The Federal Reserve is talking about being more upfront about its projections and its targets for short-term interest rates, and its view of the jobs picture, and inflation.
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Fed hopes to clarify its actions to Americans

Dec 12, 2011
The Federal Reserve's interest rate committee holds its last meeting of the year tomorrow. The Fed hopes to soon make its actions more easily understandable to individuals and business owners.
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Borrowing Europe's debt troubles

Dec 1, 2011
Is the U.S. borrowing trouble with the Federal Reserve's offer to swap dollars for shaky euros?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Federal Reserve

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