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Dallas Fed to Host Government Outreach Meeting on Regulatory Burdens February 4


Three government agencies – the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) – have announced additional outreach meetings to discuss their collective effort to reduce regulatory burden placed on them by the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (EGRPRA).

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Fed: Economy Growing at ‘Modest to Moderate’ Pace Amidst Concerns Over Oil Prices


While lower prices are bound to keep Americans happy at the gas pump, they could potentially be a problem for housing in oil-dependent states, including Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. If the current decline impacts the local labor market (as the Dallas Fed indicated Wednesday in its own Beige Book), it could be a weight on their housing health in the next few years.

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Report: Fed Paid Record $98.7 Billion to Treasury in 2014


Preliminary unaudited results indicate that the Federal Home Loan Banks of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board paid a record amount of approximately $98.7 billion out of their 2014 estimated net income of $101.5 billion to the U.S. Department of Treasury, according to an announcement from the Fed on Friday.

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Fed Announces Slow Approach to Interest Rate Increases in 2015


The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it intends to take a slow approach to raising interest rates in the coming year, even as the economy continues to strengthen. Given the current climate, the committee hinted that it will take steps to raise short-term interest rates in 2015, though it still would not commit to a timeframe, saying only that "it will likely be appropriate to maintain ... the [current] federal funds rate for a considerable period of time."

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