discount window lending

Release of discount window data reveals big European bank bailout

To prevent going belly-up during the financial crisis, anonymous banks lined up at the Federal Reserve’s discount window for cheap loans. Last week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Freedom of Information Act request that the Fed had to reveal which banks borrowed from the discount window and how much was loaned. Data
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New jobless claims decline; employers may be hiring

Employers may be starting to hire again, as a drop in the jobless rate was observed in government publications. Drops in both short term and longer term unemployment were observed. It’s possible the unemployment rate could greatly improve this year. Layoffs and unemployment claims drop in weekly surveys The U.S. Department of Labor recently released