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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

Valuation Ratios for Households and Businesses

Posted January 8, 2018

Current valuation ratios for U.S. equities and household net worth are high relative to historical benchmarks. Such extreme values of these ratios have historically been followed by reversions toward their long-run averages. However, other current factors, such as low interest rates, caution against bearish forecasts.

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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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