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Small Business Lending After the Financial Crisis: A New Competitive Landscape for Community Banks
Economic Perspectives considers the effects of the financial crisis and regulations on lending by community banks.Read More
Using Private Sector 'Big Data' as an Economic Indicator: The Case of Construction Spending
Data collected by a private sector construction management firm are a leading indicator for total U.S. construction spending and provide information beyond publicly available data.Read More
Community Land Trust Model: Opportunities, Challenges of Preserving Affordable Housing
ProfitWise News and Views looks at housing as dozens of low-income apartment buildings for senior citizens in Detroit could convert to market rate apartments in next ten years, forcing hundreds to find new homes.Read More
Chicago Fed President Charles Evans spoke October 24 at the University Club of Chicago and shared his thoughts on monetary policy and national economic conditions.
The Chicago Fed Survey of Business Conditions (CFSBC) Activity Index increased to +7 from –16, suggesting that growth in economic activity picked up to a moderate pace in late August and September.