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April 4, 2014

Snapshot, April 2014

Reports on the Fifth District economy varied in recent months.


April 4, 2014

Fifth District Economic Indicators

The Richmond Fed's latest overview of regional economic data

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April 24, 2014

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Business activity in Maryland expanded moderately in April.

South Carolina and North Carolina

April 24, 2014

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business conditions in the Carolinas improved markedly in April.


April 22, 2014

Fifth District Survey of Service Sector Activity

Service sector activity varied in April.


April 22, 2014

Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity

Manufacturing sector activity improved in April.

Scaling Back the Safety Net

Explore the Federal Reserve's History Web Gateway, which offers easy, online access to historical artifacts, biographies, images and videos.

100 Years in Richmond

The Richmond Fed opened its doors in 1914. Learn more about the Bank's history through a new collection of photos, videos, oral histories and articles.

How Large Is the Safety Net?

Richmond Fed researchers periodically estimate the size of the federal financial safety net – most recently in February 2013. The safety net is intended to reduce systemic risk, but it can contribute to financial instability.