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
Forecasting Inflation and the Great Recession
Economic Perspectives article shows how the recovery of inflation in 2009-10 occurred precisely at the only time (since 1985) the models would predict disinflation, i.e., inflation went up when the models said it should go down. Read More
Understanding Small Business Climate Pre- and Post-Recession
This edition of ProfitWise News and Views summarizes results of a poll from various organizations that serve Chicago businesses. The findings illustrate the climate for small businesses both pre- and post-recession. 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
Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative Focus on Affordable Rental Housing
In a blog posting, the Chicago Fed’s Community Development and Policy Studies division highlights presentations from a January 30, 2013, conference that outlined next steps in managing the foreclosure crisis. 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
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was +0.14 in September, up from +0.13 in August. Read More
Chicago Fed Letter reviews the mechanics of the digital currency and offers some thoughts on its characteristics. Read More
Chicago Fed Letter discusses challenges to financial institutions’ business models, including prolonged low interest rates and new operational risks, such as cyberattacks. Read More
The publication of September data used to construct the Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index (CFMMI) was delayed or cancelled as a result of the federal government shutdown. The CFMMI for October and September data will be released on November 27, 2013. Read More
The publication of September data used to construct the Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was delayed or cancelled as a result of the federal government shutdown. The MEI for October and September data will be released on November 29, 2013. Read More
The publication of certain data used to construct the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) was delayed as a result of the federal government shutdown. Consequently, the September CFNAI release, previously scheduled for October 21, 2013, will instead be published on November 12, 2013. The October CFNAI release will be published on November 27, 2013, two days later than previously scheduled. Read More
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September FOMC Minutes Now Available
The minutes of the September 17-18 Federal Open Market Committee meeting are now online. Projections are also available.
Consumer Needing Help with a Problem?
Visit the Federal Reserve Consumer Help website to file a complaint against your bank, resources to challenge a foreclosure and get tips about finances for small businesses.