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History Rhymes: Fed Press Conferences in FRASER

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Chairman Powell gives press conferences on the latest actions of the FOMC. Fed Chairs have occasionally given press conferences in the past; this piece gives some examples from FRASER. Read more

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Librarian Life: Preserving the Financial Crisis Timeline

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During the financial crisis, the St. Louis Fed created a timeline to capture the events and the policy responses. FRASER staff preserved that timeline and those documents. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Working Women and the Women’s Bureau

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The Women’s Bureau, part of the Department of Labor, has studied women’s roles in the workforce for a century. Learn about Women’s Bureau case studies written by women, about women, from the 1920s to the 1950s. Read more

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Staff Picks: Federal Reserve Research Publications

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A short history of the Federal Reserve Banks’ Reviews, from their introduction in the Federal Reserve Bulletin to standalone magazine-style publications to more academic content. Read more

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Staff Picks: Nomination Hearings

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Romer and Romer cite nomination hearings for potential Federal Reserve Chairs as a useful indicator of their monetary policy beliefs and, thus, behavior. Read more

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Staff Picks: Maps in FRASER

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Maps do more than get you from point A to point B; they are a succinct way to tell a story. Maps on FRASER tell an interesting economic story (and are beautiful, too). Read more

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Staff Picks: Commercial and Financial Chronicle

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The Commercial and Financial Chronicle, now available in FRASER, is an excellent source of contemporaneous economic and business information for the years 1870 to 1935. Read more

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FRASER Features: The Employment Situation Report and Data Revisions

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Data are rarely “one and done”; many data series are revised. Capturing the initial information—plus all the revisions—is important. Use FRASER to see the initial data release. Read more

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History Rhymes: Martin’s Punch Bowl Metaphor

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The economic punch bowl: Fed Chair William McChesney Martin was the first Fed official to offer the concept of the Federal Reserve taking away the punch bowl just as the party gets going, which is shorthand for recognizing what a tough job it is to help guide the economy. Read more

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