Wednesday Dec 4
Woo-hoo, Fed says we're seeing 'moderate' economic improvement
Things are looking up in the district encompassing the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Being Without a Job Doesn't Always Make You Unemployed
Just in time for Friday's employment report, a podcast from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis explains the nuances of unemployment.
St. Louis Fed report shows small business loans aren't growing
More evidence that small businesses aren't borrowing in St. Louis can be found in the latest quarterly report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Commentary: Are student loans the next big bust?
The borrowers use the money to make a big-ticket purchase, and the sellers happily stuff the money in their pockets.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Look Who's Talking: Fedspeak Schedule for December
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Dennis Lockhart , speaks on 'Economy and monetary policy' at Broward Workshop.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Fed official concerned about locally chartered banks' loan-loss reserves
Every three months or so, I talk with Julie Stackhouse , senior vice president of banking supervision for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis , about the state of banks and thrifts chartered in the Louisville area.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
St. Louis banks post best risk ratios in five years
St. Louis banks are less risky than at any time in the past five years, according to a risk ratio compiled by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis .
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Silicon Alley Insider
Here's What Bitcoin Gets Right
There are all kinds of reasons to think that Bitcoin is a joke , and that the value of the bitcoins themselves will ultimately go to zero.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Chopra highlights student loan repayment plans
Earlier this week, Rohit Chopra, CFPB Assistant Director and Student Loan Ombudsman, spoke to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis about student loan debt.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Federal Reserve Needs Better Data, Reserve Bank President Says
The Federal Reserve system is making crucial economic decisions with imprecise information, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis told regional economists and business leaders Thursday.
Loan demand weak at area banks
Nov. 22 --Banks are successfully shedding problem loans, but they're finding it difficult to find credit-worthy borrowers looking for loans.
European Factors to Watch - Shares seen edging higher at the open
European stocks were seen following U.S. and Japanese shares higher on Friday, although local indexes were expected to keep within their recent range as the corporate and macro calendars were light.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Fed's Bullard: Rush To Zero Percent Funds Rate May Have Been Mistake
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said Thursday the central bank's rush to cut interest rates over the course of 2008 may have unwittingly consigned the nation to many years of zero percent short term rates.
Sales Growth Stalls for Small Retailers
After three strong years of sales growth, small retailers are facing an overall decline in 2013, according to data from financial analysis software company Sageworks.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Fed's Bullard Says Drags on Economy Waning as He Sees 3% Growth Next Year
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard, a voter on policy this year who has backed record stimulus, said he is optimistic about the outlook for 2014 and doesn't favor lowering the unemployment threshold at which the central bank would consider raising interest rates.
The Washington Post
Stocks Trim Gains as Fed's Bullard Says Taper - On the Table'
U.S. stocks trimmed gains as Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said a reduction in bond buying is "on the table" for the central bank's next policy meeting.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
It's getting harder for local banks to make a buck
Newly compiled data about banks and thrifts chartered in the Louisville area shows that in the third quarter, returns on average assets were as low as they have been at any time during the past 23 quarters.
St. Louis Fed VP warns anemic lending threatens earnings
Loan growth at banks based in St. Louis is so weak that it threatens future earnings and invites risky behavior, Julie Stackhouse, senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, said Tuesday in an interview with the Business Journal.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Student loan debt holding economy back
As the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis prepares to host an event on rising student debt Monday, experts say the problem has worsened in recent years.
St. Louis Fed Ag Survey Shows Farmland Values Down, Incomes Up
ST. LOUIS FED AG SURVEY SHOWS FARMLAND VALUES DOWN, INCOMES UP Nov. 18, 2013 Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, news releawse Farmland values and cash rents were down in the third quarter of 2013 , according to the latest Agricultural Finance Monitor, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.