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Fed Vice Chairman Speaks On Evolution of Supervisory Stress Tests


*+-Even though the Fed's approach to stress testing has evolved in the last six years, some elements of the original SCAP remain in the stress tests conducted by the Fed today, such as supervisory stress scenarios applicable to all firms; defined consequences for firms that are deemed to be insufficiently capitalized; and public disclosure of the stress test results, according to Fischer.

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Fed Survey Finds Increased Optimism for Future Financial Prospects


*+-The survey found that 65 percent of adult respondents said they were either "doing okay" or "living comfortably" as far as their personal finance situation, which represented an increase of 3 percentage points from the survey the previous year. Meanwhile, the percentage of respondents who said they expect their income to be higher in the next year jumped from 21 percent in 2013 to 29 percent in the 2014 survey.

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Former Fed Chair Says Restricting Central Bank’s Lending Power is a ‘Mistake’


*+-Two additional requirements imposed by the Bailout Prevention Act on the Fed's broad-based lending programs are, according to Bernanke: first, requiring a firm's solvency to be certified by the Fed and the supervisors of the firm before receiving any loans; and second, requiring emergency loan interest rates to be at least 5 percentage points higher than the Treasury Department's rate.

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Report: Senator Drafting Proposal to Reform Federal Reserve


*+-Senator Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) has reportedly included in the draft of the legislation a provision that would make the appointment of the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York subject to Senate approval. Currently, the president of each of the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks is selected by a search committee and subject to approval of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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