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The Economy

  • Current Interest Rates: External Link Find the current discount rate, prime rate, fed funds rate, and rates for certificates of deposit.
  • What Is a Dollar Worth? External Link The consumer price index (CPI) inflation calculator lets you find out how much a product or service purchased in one year would be worth in another.

The Federal Reserve System

  • In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve External Link
  • Introduction to the Fed: Explains how the Fed conducts the nation’s monetary policy, supervises and regulates banks, performs services for the U.S. Treasury, serves the District’s consumers and community groups, and supports the nation’s payment system.
  • The Structure of the Federal Reserve System: External Link A brief introduction, in four brochures, to the main elements of the System: the Board of Governors, the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve Banks, and Banks' Boards of Directors.
  • The Federal Reserve System: Purposes & Functions: External Link Provides an in-depth overview of the Federal Reserve System, including information about monetary policy and the economy, the Federal Reserve in the international sphere, supervision and regulation, consumer and community affairs, and services offered by Reserve Banks.