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Impacts of Cashless Business on Financial Inclusion

As retailers and restaurants experiment with going cash-free, a new paper from the Federal Reserve’s Cash Product Office explores the benefits to businesses while also cautioning that the practice could alienate over a quarter of U.S. consumers.

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Economic Letter

Unemployment: Lower for Longer?

Posted August 19, 2019

Unemployment is running low, but inflation has not picked up. This suggests that the unemployment rate consistent with stable inflation has fallen. Combining a conventional Phillips curve tradeoff between unemployment and inflation with a noninflationary unemployment rate that can change over time shows threshold estimates have declined toward 4% in recent years. One possible reason for this decline is job-matching improvements, reflected in favorable job-finding rates for disadvantaged groups.

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From the President

Becoming Owners: The Business Case for Customer-Centered Banking

June 2, 2019

Symposium on Asian Banking and Finance
Singapore

FedViews

Economic Outlook

Mark Spiegel, vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of July 11, 2019.

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Beige Book

July 17, 2019

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District

High-energy and enterprising, Nancy Okun turned a nontraditional internship into a career in Information Technology Services at the San Francisco Fed.

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