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Inside the $5 Savings Plan

Want to pay down debt or take control of spending? The answer may not be in saving your pennies, but in setting aside your $5 notes. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco explores the trend.

Economic Letter

Global Fallout from China’s Industrial Slowdown

Posted November 23, 2015

China’s demand for imports helps support the global economic recovery, so China’s recent economic slowdown has caused international concern. China’s slowdown is concentrated in the industrial sector, while its emerging service sector has shown much new strength. However, China’s service sector is relatively closed and relies only modestly on imports. Accordingly, service sector growth is unlikely to offset the adverse implications of a slowing China for global trade.

In the News

From the 12th District

Luis Faura Appointed to the Los Angeles Branch Board of 
the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

November 18, 2015

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has appointed Luis Faura, president and chief executive officer of C&F Foods Inc., to its Los Angeles Branch board of directors.

From the President

All’s Well That Ends Better: The Outlook, Education, and the Future of the American Economy

November 7, 2015

Presentation to the Arizona Council on Economic Education
Tempe, Arizona


Economic Outlook

November 16, 2015

Rhys Bidder, economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of November 12, 2015.

From the Board

FOMC Statement

October 28, 2015

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

US Marine Corps Reserves Colonel Mel Gaba is also an IT consultant at the SF Fed. Read about his return to work following a UN peacekeeping mission in West Africa, and how he balances work, family, and service.

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