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Monthly Archives: April 2014

U.S. Banks Hold Up Under Stress

After the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve (Fed) began conducting annual stress tests of banks’ capital adequacy and resiliency to a potential financial stress. Each year, the Fed uses the Dodd-Frank Act stress test and the Comprehensive Capital Analysis … Continue reading

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Economic Roundup April 2014

Consumer Prices In February, overall CPI inflation fell to 1.1% on a year-over-year basis from 1.6% in January. The year-over-year Core CPI (CPI less food and energy) was unchanged at 1.6% in February. The core inflation rate is still trending … Continue reading

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Market Summary April 2014

The March employment report was slightly weaker than expected but the labor market seems to be improving gradually. Nonfarm payroll jobs grew by 192,000 in March, versus expectations of 200,000. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7%. For the first … Continue reading

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