Household spending increases gradually, but remains constrained by high unemployment, modest income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit.
October 4, 2010
Economic conditions, including low rates of resource utilization, subdued inflation trends, and stable inflation expectations, are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels for the federal funds rate for an extended period.
The House voted Thursday in favor of an appropriations bill that contains several major victories for credit unions. It does not place NCUA under the appropriations process, and makes significant changes to the CFPB.
The House approved by voice vote Wednesday an amendment removing language placing NCUA under the appropriations process from H.R. 3354, a major victory for CUNA, leagues and credit unions who advocated strongly in support of the amendment.