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LMCI suggest the level of activity increased modestly and momentum remained high in October

November 07, 2018 | Labor Market Conditions Indicators
Activity increased modestly and momentum remained high in October.

Revamping the Kansas City Financial Stress Index Using the Treasury Repo Rate

By Thomas R. Cook and Taeyoung Doh
October 24, 2018 | The Macro Bulletin
A revised measure of the Kansas City Financial Stress Index using the Treasury repo rate closely tracks the previous version using the London Interbank Offered Rate.

LMCI suggest the level of activity declined and momentum remained high in September

October 17, 2018 | Labor Market Conditions Indicators
Activity declined and momentum remained high in September.

Small Business Loans Trend Upward as Interest Rates Continue to Rise

By Christi May-Oder, Assistant Vice President and Neil Carpenter, Senior Supervisory Analyst*
October 01, 2018 | Small Business Lending Survey
Small business lending conditions were stable in the second quarter of 2018. Respondents to the Federal Reserve’s Small Business Lending Survey (FR 2028D) indicated that outstanding small business loans and new originations in the second quarter increased slightly from the first quarter. While credit line usage remained relatively unchanged, interest rates on small business commercial and industrial (C&I) loans continued to rise amid reports of some tighter lending terms.

LMCI suggest the level of activity increased modestly and momentum remained high in August

September 12, 2018 | Labor Market Conditions Indicators
Activity increased modestly and momentum remained high in August.

Economic Review

Machine Learning Approaches to Macroeconomic Forecasting

By Aaron Smalter Hall
November 13, 2018 | Economic Review
A machine learning model can incorporate large amounts of data to forecast the unemployment rate.

Mapping Stress in Agricultural Lending

By Cortney Cowley
September 05, 2018 | Economic Review
Stress in agricultural lending, measured by repayment rates for farm loans, spiked across the Tenth District in 2016.

Energy investment variability within the macroeconomy

By David Rodziewicz
August 22, 2018 | Economic Review
U.S. investment has become more variable due to both increased energy investment and an increased concentration of investment in more volatile segments of the energy sector.

The Widening Divide in Business Turnover between Large and Small Urban Areas

By Jason P. Brown
August 07, 2018 | Economic Review
Business turnover has declined much more sharply in small urban areas than in large ones.

Who Are the Unbanked? Characteristics Beyond Income

By Fumiko Hayashi and Sabrina Minhas
June 21, 2018 | Economic Review
Low-income households without internet access are much more likely to be unbanked than those with internet access.
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