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Tuesday, July 16

The Federal Reserve's nationwide Fed Listens tour came to Augusta, Georgia, on July 16. Michelle Bowman, member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and Raphael Bostic, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, heard local business and community leaders explain how monetary policy and macroeconomic conditions affect their daily lives and work.

The Fed Listens events series is part of a comprehensive public review of the strategy, tools, and communication practices the Federal Reserve uses to achieve its dual mandate of maximum employment and price stability. Fed officials are aiming to reach some conclusions about possible changes in the overall monetary policy framework by early 2020. They will communicate what they have learned next year, Bostic said.