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July 16, 2015

Richmond Fed Announces Officer Appointment

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond announced the appointment of Ron Barnes as assistant vice president.

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July 15, 2015

Beige Book: Fifth District economic conditions strengthened moderately

Economic conditions in the Fifth District strengthened moderately in recent weeks, according to our Beige Book report.

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July 8, 2015

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, June 16-17, 2015

The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on June 16-17, 2015.

Home for Sale

July 6, 2015

Richmond Fed’s Annual Survey of Virginia Realtors Shows Housing Market Improving

Virginia’s housing market showed several signs of improvement during the first quarter of 2015, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s recent survey of more than 350 members of the Virginia Association of Realtors.

Economic Brief

July 1, 2015

Richmond Fed Research Ties Price Dispersion to Shopping Around

The Richmond Fed’s July Economic Brief highlights new research that suggests buyers’ differing ability and willingness to shop around might explain price dispersion – wide variations in price for the same product.


July 1, 2015

Richmond Fed Announces Officer Appointments

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond announces the appointment of Huberto Ennis as group vice president and Gina Friese as assistant vice president.

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June 17, 2015

FOMC Action

The Federal Open Market Committee today reaffirmed its view that the current target range of 0 to .25 percent for the federal funds rate remains appropriate.

Economic Quarterly

June 8, 2015

Richmond Fed’s Economic Quarterly Examines Post-Recession Part-Time Employment

In the latest issue of Economic Quarterly, Richmond Fed Economist Marianna Kudlyak, St. Louis Fed Economist Maria E. Canon, City University of Hong Kong Assistant Professor Guannan Luo, and Richmond Fed Research Assistant Marisa Reed find that changes in the transition probabilities to and from PTER in the aftermath of the recession mainly impact the composition of employment instead of the distribution of individuals between employment and non-employment.

Economic Brief

June 4, 2015

Richmond Fed’s Economic Brief Questions Whether Banking Reforms of the Early 1990s Failed

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s June Economic Brief highlights new research that compares failures of community and midsize banks in 1986–92 with those in 2007–13 as a way of evaluating the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act (FDICIA) and the international Basel Accord (Basel I).

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June 3, 2015

Beige Book

The "Beige Book" report is published eight times per year and consists of anecdotal information on current economic conditions from each Federal Reserve.

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