Exploring How Community Colleges Address Skill Gaps
This edition of ProfitWise News and Views feature article explores the role of community colleges across the Seventh District in addressing worker skill gaps. Edition also documents the annual Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago community banks forum and the National Disabilities Institute Asset Development Summit. Read More
Chicago Fed Hosts Tri-State Summit on Regional Economic Competiveness
In a blog posting, the Chicago Fed’s Community Development and Policy Studies highlights a September 27, 2013 summit that brought together community development practitioners, academics, and policymakers to discuss the region's key economic drivers. Read More
Odyssean Forward Guidance in Monetary Policy: A Primer
Economic Perspectives article article shows how central bank forward guidance can improve macroeconomic outcomes by altering current expectations of future inflation and output. Read More
Clarifying Liability for Twenty-First-Century Payment Fraud
Economic Perspectives article discusses the liability frameworks for fraud involving specific payment methods and makes recommendations for clarifying fraud liability. Read More
New Issue of Risk Perspectives Available
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's supervision group follows current and emerging risk trends. Recent issue of Risk Perspectives highlights regulatory capital rules. Read More
U.S. economy to grow above historical average, with inflation staying low and unemployment rate edging down, according to Economic Outlook Symposium participants. Read More
Beginning in December 2013, the monthly release of the Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index will be suspended pending the release of updated benchmark data from the U.S. Census Bureau and a period of model verification. Read More
The Midwest Economy Index was +0.22 in October, down from +0.34 in September. Read More
Latest AgLetter reports farmland values in the third quarter of 2013 were 14 percent higher than a year ago, but they were only 1 percent higher than in the second quarter of 2013. Read More
Chicago Fed Letter reviews the mechanics of the digital currency and offers some thoughts on its characteristics. Read More
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December Beige Book Now Available
Contacts remained hopeful for improvement in 2014, although they were slightly less optimistic than they were during the previous reporting period.