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The fruits of free trade
Texas Banks Enter This Downturn on Better Footing
The oil price plunge that began in mid-2014 is reminiscent of the state?s big bust nearly three decades ago, when oil prices declined more than 70 percent in real terms.
The new paradigm
Reflections on the financial crisis: where do we go from here?
The past two and a half years have been challenging ones for the Federal Reserve. It is time now to look back--to see what we have learned--and to look forward to reshaping the policy environment, with an eye toward lessening the odds of future financial crises.
Regionally, Housing Rebound Depends on Jobs, Local Supply Tightness
After swinging from exuberant boom to epic bust over a decade, many local U.S. housing markets began a long-awaited housing recovery in 2012. The pace of house price change varied across metropolitan areas, mainly reflecting how local builders reacted to increased demand.
Regulatory Burden Rising
U.S. commercial banks face growing regulatory requirements and complexity, especially with the Dodd?Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, which was intended to rein in excesses of the largest banks. The nation would be better served by a regulatory framework that more fully accounts for the operational differences between small and large banks.
The Texas Energy Industry: From Boom to Gloom
Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing of shale formations have transformed Texas? oil and gas sector.
The financial crisis: connecting the dots
Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, spoke and wrote extensively on the financial crisis in 2008