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The VW Scandal and Evolving Emissions Regulations
Chicago Fed Letter reviews U.S. and European approaches to regulating vehicle emissions and the scandal's implications for changes to standards.Read More
New Issue of ProfitWise News and Views Available
Current issue of ProfitWise News and Views explores innovations in mortgage lending and credit scoring, and results of a survey of organizations serving lower-income populations in the Seventh District.Read More
Why Do Retired Households Spend Their Assets So Slowly?
Out-of-pocket medical expenses and longevity, both of which rise with income, can explain a significant portion of U.S. retirement saving, but more work is needed to disentangle these motives from others, such as the desire to leave bequests.Read More
Auto Production Footprints: Comparing Europe and North America
Economic Perspectives explores whether the forces shaping the auto industry’s agglomeration are the same in Europe and North America.Read More
The Chicago Fed Survey of Business Conditions (CFSBC) Activity Index increased to –4 from –20, suggesting that growth in economic activity picked up to a moderate pace in late February and March.