Press Releases

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March 24, 2017

Federal Reserve System Publishes Annual Financial Statements

The Federal Reserve System on Friday released the 2016 combined annual audited financial statements for the Federal Reserve Banks, as well as statements for the 12 individual Federal Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors. An independent auditing firm engaged by the Board has issued unqualified opinions on the financial statements and on the Board's and the Bank's internal controls over financial reporting.

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March 20, 2017

Richmond Fed’s Econ Focus Looks at Economics Over the Life Cycle

The latest issue of Econ Focus magazine examines consumer’s choice of using online-only nonbank lenders.


March 17, 2017

Richmond Fed Announces Officer Appointment

The Richmond Fed announced the appointment of Will Robinson as an assistant vice president.

Board of Governors building

March 15, 2017

Federal Open Market Committee Action

The FOMC raised the federal funds rate by 0.25 percent.

Economic Brief

March 2, 2017

Essay Explores Asymmetric Effects of Monetary Policy

The Richmond Fed’s latest Economic Brief looks at the effects of expansionary versus contractionary monetary policy on the unemployment rate.

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March 1, 2017

Beige Book

Economic activity in the Fifth District grew moderately since the previous Beige Book report.

Economic Brief

Feb. 15, 2017

Richmond Fed Researchers Explore How Couples Allocate Their Household Portfolios

The Richmond Fed’s Economic Brief for February 2017 discusses how households invest their wealth.

Economic Quarterly

Feb. 6, 2017

Richmond Fed’s Economic Quarterly Examines Models of Discount Window Lending

The Richmond Fed’s Economic Quarterly for 2016 Q1 examines models of discount window lending.

Board of Governors building

Feb. 1, 2017

Federal Open Market Committee Action

The Federal Open Market Committee today kept the current target range for the federal funds rate at 0.50 to 0.75 percent.

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