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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Financial Literacy Annual Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201407_cfpb_report_financial-literacy-annual-report.pdf

Describes the agency’s financial literacy strategy and the activities undertaken over the past year to enhance financial literacy among the American public.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Commercial Air Service at Virginia’s Airports: Challenges and Opportunities

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202014%20Vol.%2090%20No%205.pdf

Reviews recent trends and market forces shaping the U.S. domestic airline industry in general and how these trends have affected Virginia’s larger and smaller commercial airports.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Should the Fed do Emergency Lending?

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,History

http://www.richmondfed.org/publications/research/economic_brief/2014/pdf/eb_14-07.pdf

Considers the arguments made in favor of the Federal Reserve as a lender of last resort during financial panics and questions whether the Fed should ever do more than expand the monetary supply in times of financial distress.  From the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank

 

Community Partnership Guidebook for Libraries: How Libraries Can Build Relationships to Create Financial Education Programs for their Communities

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Libraries/Museums

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201406_cfpb_partner-guidebook.pdf

A guidebook to help libraries connect with individuals and organizations to develop financial education programs for consumers.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

High-Frequency Trading: Background, Concerns, and Regulatory Developments

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Telecommunications/Internet

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43608.pdf

Examines front running, phantom liquidity, flash crashes, and the role that high frequency trading plays in creating instability in financial markets.  Also  covers recent regulatory developments.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

CFPB Supervision Report Highlights Risky Practices in Nonbank Markets

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/newsroom/cfpb-supervision-report-highlights-risky-practices-in-nonbank-markets/

Press release about latest CFPB supervision report with critical views of payday lending, debt collection and consumer reporting markets.  Also contains links to the full text of the supervision report.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Medical Debt and Credit Scores

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201405_cfpb_report_data-point_medical-debt-credit-scores.pdf

Examines how medical debts can damage the credit scores of consumers and how scoring models do not differentiate between medical and other kinds of debt.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Airport Privatization: Issues and Options for Congress

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43545.pdf

Discusses the failure to date of the program to encourage private capital for airport development.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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