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Do Tech Jobs Really Require a College Degree?

Bachelor’s degree preferred: Is the common job listing prerequisite actually necessary for a career in the technology industry? Laurence Bradford, founder of the popular Learn to Code With Me blog and podcast, says it depends.

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Economic Letter

How Do Banks Cope with Loss?

Posted January 22, 2018

When lenders experience unexpected losses, credit supply can be disrupted in ways that are hard to measure. The sudden oil price decline in 2014 offers an opportunity to observe how affected lenders altered their portfolios. Banks involved with oil and gas producers cut back some types of lending—consistent with traditional views of bank behavior—but expanded lending biased toward less risky securities.

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In the News

From the President

Monetary Policy and the Economic Outlook: A Fine Balancing Act

November 29, 2017

Remarks at the 54th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon
Phoenix, Arizona


Economic Outlook

January 16, 2018

Vasco Curdia, research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of January 11, 2018.

From the Board

Beige Book

January 17, 2018

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District

Officer Ron Carolina provides security and mentorship at the Fed and in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood.

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