We discuss recent purchase activity by business investors in the market for single-family homes and consider the possible benefits and risks of this activity.
Long-term interest rates hit record-low levels in 2012 but have since increased substantially.
Data from the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers (Michigan survey) suggests that Americans' income expectations declined sharply in the 2008-09 recession and remain depressed.
This piece presents results from ongoing research that takes a new look at the sensitivity of a business's capital expenditures to changes in interest rates.
Anecdotal reports have suggested that some firms have struggled to find sufficient numbers of skilled workers.
Disclaimer: FEDS Notes are articles in which Board staff offer their own views and present analysis on a range of topics in economics and finance. These articles are shorter and less technically oriented than FEDS Working Papers and IFDP papers.