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FOMC: Dropping the patient, but not impatient to raise rates

GDP is slowing; wage growth is sluggish
Trey Garrison
The Federal Open Market Committee voted Wednesday not to raise interest rates, but it has dropped “patient” from its guidance, setting the stage for a rate hike in the second or third quarter. Here is the low-down.
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3 signals that the Fed is about to raise interest rates

Here’s your sign that Janet Yellen is on the move
Trey Garrison
A Boston attorney who has been watching the big picture says there are three signs to know that the Fed is going to raise interest rates. Here’s his take.
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Which banks are positioned to capitalize on stress test results?

Deeper dive into Dodd-Frank stress test
Ben Lane
The country’s biggest banks are all well-positioned to survive a severe recession, the Federal Reserve announced Thursday. But which bank was the big winner?
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Unemployment rate falls as all-time high number drop out of labor force

Employers added 295K jobs in February
Trey Garrison
The unemployment rate dropped and an unbelievable number of jobs were added by employers, but the devil is in the details.
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Definitely the best Beige Book coverage on housing and mortgage finance

Thank you, Vince Vaughn
Trey Garrison
Lending was up and home sales increased in most of the 12 Federal Reserve districts, according to the latest Beige Book released Wednesday. Here’s how it broke down, with thanks to a few Hollywood stars.
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Yellen: No rate hikes for a while

Market responds well to news
Brena Swanson
In her meeting with the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that it would be awhile before the central bank’s Open Market Committee makes a move on interest rates. A choice the market seems to be happy about.
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Feds reissue checks related to the Independent Foreclosure Review

Third attempt to reach eligible borrowers
Trey Garrison
Replacement checks are being mailed this week to borrowers eligible for payment under the Independent Foreclosure Review, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Here's what's down with OCC.
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The lull in mortgage lending in 2014

Demand not much better
Brena Swanson
Mortgage lending standards barely changed for any bank toward the end of 2014. While there were some fluctuations in mortgage demand depending on bank size, these charts show just how significant those changes were.
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Beige Book: Economy picked up in late 2014 but not housing

Construction, sales relatively flat at year’s end; oil drop raises alarms
Trey Garrison
The Beige Book looks at all the Federal Reserve districts in excruciating detail. We wade through it all and break out the mortgage finance and housing activity. Here’s what happened.
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Bankrate.com: Expect Fed to move on interest rates by mid-year

But don’t expect mortgage rates to go as high as 5% in 2015
Trey Garrison
Bankrate.com expects movement sooner than others, but not as much of an increase as most. Here’s why.
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