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Image map of the United States with links to websites of the Federal Reserve Districts
First District: Boston Second District: New York Third District: Philadelphia Fourth District: Cleveland Board of Governors Board of Governors Fifth District: Richmond Sixth District: Atlanta Seventh District: Chicago Eighth District: St. Louis Ninth District: Minneapolis Tenth District: Kansas City Eleventh District: Dallas Twelfth District: San Francisco Twelfth District: San Francisco
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Business Cycle Dating Committee Page - Watch NBER's Jim Poterba on CNBC Dec2009 - Sep2010.

Last Peak in U.S. Economic Activity was December 2007 and Current Trough was June 2009
Previous Peak in U.S. Economic Activity was March 2001 and Previous Trough was November 2001.

More Federal Reserve System News


Federal Reserve Board Speech
09/12/18Speech by Governor Brainard on what we mean by neutral and the role it plays in monetary policy
08/24/18Speech by Chairman Powell on monetary policy in a changing economy
07/19/18Remarks by Vice Chairman for Supervision Quarles
07/18/18Speech by Vice Chairman Quarles on factors for tailoring supervision and regulation of large financial institutions
07/17/18Testimony by Chairman Powell on the semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress
06/27/18Speech by Vice Chairman for Supervision Quarles on America's vital interest in global efforts to promote financial stability
06/20/18Speech by Chairman Powell on monetary policty at a time of uncertainty and tight labor markets
05/31/18Speech by Governor Lael Brainard on sustaining full employment and inflation around target
05/25/18Speech by Chairman Powell on financial stability and central bank transparency
05/18/18Speech by Governor Brainard on the Community Reinvestment Act
05/16/18Speech by Vice Chairman Quarles on finding the right balance in cross-border resolution
05/15/18Speech by Governor Brainard on cryptocurrencies, digital currencies, and distributed ledger technologies
05/08/18Speech by Chairman Powell on monetary policy influences on global financial conditions and international capital flows
05/04/18Speech by Vice Chairman for Supervision Quarles on liquidity regulation and the size of the Fed's balance sheet
04/19/18Speech by Governor Brainard on safeguarding financial resilience through the cycle
Economic Events This Week
9/17Mon08:30AM : Sep New York Fed Empire State Manufacturing Survey
9/18Tue07:45AM : Weekly TRE-GS Store Sales Index
9/18Tue09:00AM : Weekly Redbook Retail Sales Index
9/18Tue10:00AM : Sep NAHB Housing Market Index
9/18Tue04:00PM : Sept U.S. Treasury International Capital
9/19Wed07:00AM : Weekly MBA Mortgage Applications Survey
9/19Wed08:30AM : 2Q2018 Current Account Deficit
9/19Wed08:30AM : Aug Housing Starts
9/19Wed10:30AM : Weekly U.S. Petroleum Status Report
9/20Thu08:30AM : Sep Philadelphia Fed Mfg Business Outlook Survey
9/20Thu08:30AM : Weekly Initial Jobless Claims
9/20Thu10:00AM : Aug Conference Board U.S. Leading Economic Indicators
9/20Thu10:00AM : Aug Exisiting Home Sales
9/21Fri10:00AM : Aug Regional and State Employment and Unemployment
Recent Economic News Results
Empire State Manufacturing Survey Conditions expanded at a solid clip in September

09/17/18 - Business activity continued to grow at a solid clip in New York State, according to firms responding to the September 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index showed ongoing strength, but moved …more…

Business Inventories up 0.6% in June

09/14/18 - The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for July, adjusted for seasonal and trading-day differences but not for price changes, was estimated at $1,454.1 billion, up 0.2 percent (±0.1 percent) from June 2018 …more…

University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Preliminary September Results at 100.8

09/14/18 - Consumer sentiment posted a robust rise in early September, reaching 100.8, the second highest level since 2004-only behind the March 2018 reading of 101.4. Importantly, the gains were widespread across all major socioeconomic subgroups. …more…

Industrial Production rose 0.4%
Capacity Utilization moved up to 78.1%

09/14/18 - Industrial production rose 0.4 percent in August for its third consecutive monthly increase. Manufacturing output moved up 0.2 percent on the strength of a 4.0 percent rise for motor vehicles and parts; motor vehicle assemblies jumped to an …more…

U.S. Import Price Index declined 0.6% in August

09/14/18 - U.S. import prices declined 0.6 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, following a 0.1-percent decrease the previous month. Falling prices for both fuel and nonfuel imports contributed to the August decline. …more…