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Register for the 2015 Federal Reserve Community Development Research Conference
The April event will focus on the broad theme of economic mobility. Keynote speakers include Chair Janet Yellen and Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz. Register soon to get early bird rate.

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Survey Shows Banks Easing Loan Terms to Businesses, Households
The Federal Reserve's latest survey of banks' senior loan officers indicated that consumer loans were slightly easier to get last quarter. This article summarizes the findings.

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Connecting People to Work: Lessons Learned in Sectoral Approaches
11/24/2014 - How can sector-based workforce development strategies address the needs of both employers and job seekers? Maureen Conway of the Aspen Institute and Fred Dedrick of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions discuss a recent book on the topic.

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Understanding the New Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
The legislation funds the public workforce development system, which provides job training and placement services across the United States. Here's an overview of the act, which goes into effect next July.

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Fed Webinar to Highlight the Performance Context
This session will educate the public—particularly bankers and community-based organization representatives—on using the performance context for the Community Reinvestment Act examination process.

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Webcast to Feature Recent Fed Report on Young Workers
How are young adults coping with labor market challenges since the Great Recession? View a web discussion on millennials November 19, which will feature a new Board report.

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Apply for Community Planning Assistance
Do you know of an underserved community that needs planning assistance? Local government agencies, nonprofits, neighborhood associations, and other advocacy groups are encouraged to apply for this free service.

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Chair Yellen Discusses Inequality and Opportunity
In a recent speech, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen discussed widening inequality in income and wealth in the United States. She highlighted four building blocks to build economic opportunity.

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Answer the Call for Papers
The Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Richmond request papers for the 2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality.