Since the end of the Great Recession, voluntary mergers have been the primary reason for the decline in the number of community banks.
Surveyed expectations of inflation over the past year have been stable and consistent with the Federal Open Market Committee's longer-term inflation objective of 2 percent.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City handles million s of dollars for its customers on an average day. Read how the money moves in and out of the Bank.
Fraud and security weaknesses in the payments system can have direct and indirect costs, including consumers and businesses’ lack of confidence in the system.
The budget deficit topped the $1 trillion mark in 2009 and the record trend continued the next year, but by 2013, the deficit actually decreased as the economic influences that had caused the rapid increase changed course.
Near year-end 2005, the value of residential construction reached record highs, but two years later home prices fell in the mountain states of the Tenth Federal Reserve District. In 2014, the housing market has shown signs of recovery in those states.
More than 100 central banks, policymakers, economists and academics gathered for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s 38th Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
In spite of legislators’ and regulators' best intentions, customers who rely on smaller banks for access to credit are feeling the weight of regulatory burden, and bankers are pleading for relief.