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Prop Cash

U.S. Currency’s Starring Role in Film

Using United States currency on camera is perfectly legal. But for studios, working with real cash is not always the easiest option.

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Economic Letter

Measuring Connectedness between the Largest Banks

Posted February 19, 2019

The financial crisis provided a stark example of how interconnected the financial system is. Since then, researchers have developed ways to monitor patterns of connectedness within the banking system. One new measure filters common factors from bank stock market data. Estimates using this method show how different assumptions can affect conclusions about the connections among banks.

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In the News

From the President

A Strong Economy—But We Can Aim Higher

November 12, 2018

Remarks made to the Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho
Idaho Falls, Idaho


Economic Outlook

January 14, 2019

Galina Hale, research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated her views on the current economy and the outlook as of January 10, 2019.

From the Board

Beige Book

January 16, 2019

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District

Gary Longoria, an IT business analyst and Scrum Master, has won employee awards for his ability to engage colleagues and excel in his work. He started at the San Francisco Fed as an intern and also used to be a competitive yo-yo champion. Read about his non-traditional path into internet technology.

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