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Sunday, February 26, 2017

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News & Advisories

Fourth Quarter 2016 Banking Brief Released

February 24, 2017 — The Fourth Quarter 2016 Banking Brief, which analyzes recent trends and compares the performance of banks in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the nation, has been released. Read this quarter's Banking Brief.

Business Conditions Index Updated

February 23, 2017 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on initial jobless claims for the week ending 2/18/2017.

Aruoba Term Structure of Inflation Expectations Updated

February 22, 2017 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the Aruoba Term Structure of Inflation Expectations (ATSIX), a smooth, continuous curve of inflation expectations three to 120 months ahead. The ATSIX is created by using a factor model that optimally combines several major surveys.

Philadelphia Fed’s Harker: Alternative Paths to Education Could Ease Student Debt

February 21, 2017 — A closer look at student loan research shows that multifaceted solutions are needed to address the growing student debt issue, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick T. Harker said today in remarks at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Read the press release. Read the speech.

Nonmanufacturing Activity Continued to Expand in February

February 21, 2017 — Business activity in the region continued to expand in February, according to the firms responding to this month’s Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index for general activity at the firm level rose from a reading of 33.3 in January to 38.0 in February. Firms remained optimistic about future activity over the next six months. Read the report.

Bank Appoints Comcast Senior VP to Economic and Community Advisory Council

February 16, 2017 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has appointed Devesh Raj, senior vice president of strategic and financial planning for Comcast Corporation, to its Economic and Community Advisory Council. Read the press release.

Business Conditions Index Updated

February 16, 2017 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on initial jobless claims for the week ending 2/11/2017.

Manufacturing Conditions Continued to Improve in February

February 16, 2017 — Manufacturing activity in the region continued to improve in February, according to firms responding to this month's Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index of current activity increased from a reading of 23.6 in January to 43.3 this month. Read the report.

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