• The Federal Open Market Committee said it will maintain the target range for the fed funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent.
  • a laptop with a seedy-looking person balancing wrapped bills and a key with padlock around edge of computer
    The recent attack that resulted in a run on gasoline was disruptive and costly. Read Take On Payments for highlights of efforts being made to combat this disruptive and costly crime.
  • person pushing word debt off a cliff with disproportionately large credit card
    What's behind the reduction in credit card debt in 2020? Read Take On Payments for a discussion of new data releases from two Fed surveys.
  • illustration of a mobile phone and credit cards
    U.S. consumers made more than half of their payments in 2020 with cards. For details, read the Atlanta Fed's 2020 Diary of Consumer Payment Choice.
  • a checkout island with older person on one side paying cash and younger person on the other side with apple-like pay
    How have the different generations adjusted their payment behaviors in response to the pandemic? Read Take On Payments for some highlights from the just-released 2020 Survey of Consumer Payment Choice.
  • High demand for U.S. industrial space continues, but momentum may be changing. This Economy Matters article examines possible causes behind an emerging rise in vacancies.