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January 2006

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January 31, 2006 - Ben S. Bernanke confirmed as Chairman and member of the Board of Governors. Private swearing-in ceremony scheduled for February 1. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/other/2006/20060131/default.htm 

January 31, 2006 - FOMC statement and Board approval of discount rate requests of the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/monetary/2006/20060131/default.htm 

January 30, 2006 - The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council announced today a new appointment to its State Liaison Committee. The Council has appointed Mick Thompson, Oklahoma State Banking Commissioner, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Richard C. Houseworth, Superintendent of Banks for the Arizona State Banking Department. www.ffiec.gov/press/pr013006.htm 

January 27, 2006 - NCUA Board Member Hyland Highlights Uniqueness of Credit Unions - In her first address to a state league meeting, National Credit Union Administration Board Member Gigi Hyland commended attendees of the Connecticut Credit Union Association's Governmental Affairs Conference for their advocacy efforts. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/NR06-0127.htm 

January 27, 2006 - Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering: Advisory warns financial institutions of North Korean front companies: FinCEN guidance - FinCEN Advisory: front companies for the North Korean government may seek banking services elsewhere following Banco Delta Asia SARL's being named a "primary money laundering concern."
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/bulletin/2006-3.txt 
Attachment: www.fincen.gov/advisory.pdf 

January 27, 2006 - Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering: Joint Statement on Sharing Suspicious Activity Reports with Controlling Companies - A foreign bank's U.S. branch may disclose a suspicious activity report to its head office; a U.S. bank may disclose the same to controlling companies.
Press Release: http://www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/bulletin/2006-4.txt
Attachment: www.fincen.gov/sarsharingguidance01122006.pdf 

January 27, 2006 - Revisions to the Reports of Condition and Income - The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council has approved revisions to the reporting requirements for the Reports of Condition and Income that will be phased in over the next two years. The FFIEC is providing this advance notification to assist you in planning for these changes. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget must approve these changes before they become final. www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06007.html 

January 26, 2006 - The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced its approval of the application filed by Huntington Bancshares, Incorporated, Columbus, Ohio, to acquire Unizan Financial Corp. and its subsidiary bank, Unizan Bank, National Association, both of Canton, Ohio. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/orders/2006/20060126/default.htm 

January 26, 2006 - New FDIC Tool Helps Consumers Protect Themselves Against Identity Theft and Suggests Steps They can Take if Victimized Don't Be an On-line Victim: How to Guard Against Internet Thieves and Electronic Scams - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today released an on-line multimedia education tool that consumers can use to learn how to better protect their computers and themselves from identity thieves. www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2006/pr06008.html 

January 26, 2006 - Exchange-Rate Pass-Through in the G-7 Countries - Jane E. Ihrig; Mario Marazzi; Alexander D. Rothenberg - This paper examines the current thinking on exchange-rate pass-through to both import prices and consumer prices and estimates the extent to which they have fallen in the G-7 countries since the late 1970s and 1980s. www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/ifdp/2006/851/ifdp851.pdf 

January 25, 2006 - St. Louis Fed Announces Changes to Board of Directors - The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced the following elections, appointments and reappointments to its board of directors. www.stlouisfed.org/news/releases/2006/01_25_06.htm 

January 25, 2006 - OCC Announces New Electronic Interpretations and Actions - January 2006.  www.occ.treas.gov/interp/jan06/intjan06.htm 

January 25, 2006 - The Federal Reserve Board announced on Wednesday that Michelle A. Smith is resigning her position as Assistant to the Board and Director of the Office of Board Members. The Board also announced the appointments of David W. Skidmore and Rose Pianalto Cameron as Assistants to the Board, effective February 1, 2006. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/other/2006/20060125/default.htm 

January 25, 2006 - Statistical Release - E.15 Agricultural Finance Databook.  www.federalreserve.gov/Releases/E15/default_2005.htm 

January 24, 2006 - NCUA Announces 2006 schedule for Small Credit Union Workshops - NCUA's Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives to host 20 training workshops in 2006 nationwide to provide training for credit unions.  www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/NR06-0124-2.htm 

January 24, 2006 - OCC Releases CRA Evaluations For 20 National Banks - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today released a list of Community Reinvestment Act performance evaluations that became public during the period of December 15, 2005 through January 14, 2006. www.occ.treas.gov/toolkit/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=WV37R9FZ.xml 

January 24, 2006 - NCUA - Gulfport CBC Credit Union is placed into Conservatorship by the State of Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance.  www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/NR06-0124.htm 

January 23, 2006 - FDIC Makes Public November Enforcement Actions: No Administrative Hearings Scheduled for January - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today released a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in November. No administrative hearings are scheduled for January. www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2006/pr06007.html 

January 23, 2006 - Legal Interpretations - Bank Holding Companies/Change in Control - Wachovia Corporation - To Wachovia Corporation permitting the bank holding company to include in its tier 1 capital trust preferred securities that mandatorily convert into noncumulative perpetual preferred securities on the same terms and subject to the same quantitative limit as trust preferred securities that mandatorily convert into common stock. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/LegalInt/BHC_ChangeInControl/2006/20060123/attachment.pdf 

January 23, 2006 - Interagency Guidance on Sharing Suspicious Activity Reports with Head Offices and Controlling Companies - The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, along with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Office of Thrift Supervision, has issued the attached interagency guidance for banking organizations on sharing Suspicious Activity Reports with head offices and controlling companies. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/srletters/2006/SR0601.htm 

January 23, 2006 - NCUA Vice Chairman Hood Focuses on Enhancing The Federal Credit Union Charter - Vice Chairman Outlines Initiatives to Strengthen, Sustain Federal Credit Unions.  www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/NR06-0121.htm 

January 23, 2006 - Remarks of Vice Chairman Hood at the American Association of Credit Union Leagues Annual Meeting.   www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/Rem06-0121.pdf 

January 23, 2006 - NCUA - John J. McKechnie III Appointed NCUA's Director of Public and Congressional Affairs - National Credit Union Administration Chairman JoAnn Johnson announced today that John J. McKechnie III has been appointed the NCUA's Director of Public and Congressional Affairs. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/NR06-0120.htm 

January 20, 2006 - NCUA Board Member Hyland Addresses AACUL - Speaking to over 100 league presidents, league chairmen and government affairs professionals, National Credit Union Administration Board Member Gigi Hyland addressed the winter meeting of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/NR06-0123.htm 

January 20, 2006 - Interagency Guidance on Sharing Suspicious Activity Reports with Head Offices and Controlling Companies.   www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/FBAs_SAR_Sharing_Guidance.pdf 

January 20, 2006 - Commercial Real Estate Lending, Sound Risk Management Practices - The federal financial regulatory agencies are seeking comment on proposed guidance for concentrations in commercial real estate lending.
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/bulletin/2006-2.txt 
Attachment: www.occ.treas.gov/fr/fedregister/71fr2302.pdf 

January 20, 2006 - Bank Secrecy Act -Sharing Suspicious Activity Reports With Controlling Companies - The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the federal banking agencies - the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Office of Thrift Supervision - are issuing the attached guidance to notify institutions when a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) can be shared with a holding company or other controlling company, or with the head office of a U.S. branch or agency of a foreign bank. www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06005.html 

January 20, 2006 - The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced the issuance of a Consent Order to Cease and Desist against Jean Peyrelevade, the former chairman of Credit Lyonnais, S.A., Paris, France. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/Enforcement/2006/20060119/default.htm  

January 19, 2006 - The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced its approval of the application filed by Synovus Financial Corp., Columbus, Georgia, to acquire Riverside Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary bank, Riverside Bank, both of Marietta, Georgia. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/orders/2006/20060119/default.htm 

January 19, 2006 - NCUA - Proposed Rule - Uninsured Secondary Capital. www.ncua.gov/RegulationsOpinionsLaws/proposed_regs/P-701-2ndCap.pdf 

January 19, 2006 - NCUA - Proposed Rule - Regulatory Flexibility Program. www.ncua.gov/RegulationsOpinionsLaws/proposed_regs/P-%20742RegFlex.pdf 

January 19, 2006 - NCUA - Statement of NCUA Chairman JoAnn Johnson Regarding Proposed Rule to Amend NCUA's Chartering and Field of Membership Policies. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/ST06-0119.htm 

January 19, 2006 - NCUA Board Meeting Results for 1/19/2006. www.ncua.gov/NCUABoard/board_reports/board_reports.html 

January 19, 2006 - NCUA Board Member Hyland Appoints Gary J. Kohn as Senior Policy Advisor. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/NR06-0119-2.htm 

January 19, 2006 - NCUA Board Issues Final Rule Enhancing RegFlex Eligibility and Secondary Capital Requirements for Low-Income Credit Unions. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/NR06-0119.htm 

January 18, 2006 - FRB Statistical Release - U.S. Reserve Assets; Foreign Official Assets Held at Federal Reserve Banks. http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/bulletin/1205assets.htm

January 18, 2006 - Beige Book - Informal review by the Federal Reserve Banks of current economic conditions in their Districts. www.federalreserve.gov/fomc/beigebook/2006/20060118/default.htm 

January 18, 2006 - Annual Missouri Community Development Conference - "Building Communities from Within," the annual Missouri Community Development Conference, which will allow communities of all sizes a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss updates, network and share new information about community development. www.stlouisfed.org/news/releases/2006/01_17_06.htm 

January 18, 2006 - Governor Susan Schmidt Bies - Productivity and Economic Outlook - Before the Tech Council of Maryland's Financial Executive Forum, Bethesda, Maryland. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/speeches/2006/20060118/default.htm 

January 17, 2006 - OCC Enforcement Actions - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today released new enforcement actions taken against national banks and individuals currently and formerly affiliated with national banks and terminations of existing enforcement actions. www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/2006-5.htm 

January 17, 2006 - Industrial Production And Capacity Utilization - Industrial production increased 0.6 percent in December after gains of 0.8 percent in November and 1.0 percent in October. For the fourth quarter as a whole, industrial production increased 3.8 percent at an annual rate. Manufacturing output rose 0.2 percent in December but was held back by a decrease of 2.8 percent in the production of motor vehicles and parts. www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g17/current/default.htm 

January 17, 2006 - The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced its approval of the application filed by Fulton Financial Corporation, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to merge with Columbia Bancorp and acquire its subsidiary bank, The Columbia Bank, both of Columbia, Maryland. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/orders/2006/20060117/default.htm 

January 13, 2006 - NCUA - The January 2006 NCUA newsletter is available. http://www.ncua.gov/news/newsletter/NCUA/06January.pdf 

January 13, 2006 - NCUA Board Member Hyland Addresses Northern Virginia Chapter of Credit Unions. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/NR06-0113.htm 

January 13, 2006 - The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced its approval of the application filed by The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Toronto, Canada, and its subsidiary, TD Banknorth Inc., Portland, Maine, to acquire Hudson United Bancorp and its wholly owned subsidiary, Hudson United Bank, both of Mahwah, New Jersey. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/orders/2006/20060113/default.htm 

January 13, 2006 - NCUA - Letter to Federal Credit Unions 06-FCU-01- Operating Fee Schedule for FY 2006. www.ncua.gov/letters/2006/FCU/06-FCU-01-Encl-1.pdf 

January 13, 2006 - Federal Financial Regulators Announce Public Service Campaign to Help Hurricane Victims - The federal financial regulatory agencies today announced a public service campaign to aid in the financial recovery of victims of last year's hurricanes.
Press Release: www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/other/2006/20060113/default.htm 
Press Release: www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2006/pr06006.html 
Press Release: www.ffiec.gov/press/pr011306.htm 
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/toolkit/newsrelease.aspx?JNR=1&Doc=5PL3LXQS.xml 
Press Release: www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/JR06-0113.pdf 
Press Release: www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06004.html 
Press Release: www.ots.treas.gov/docs/7/776002.html 

January 12, 2006 - Home Mortgage Disclosure Act: Exemption Threshold for Depository Institutions under Regulation C - Amendment to interpretation of Regulation C of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act raises asset-size threshold of exemption for depository institutions required to report data; effective January 1.
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/bulletin/2006-1.txt 
Attachment: www.occ.treas.gov/fr/fedregister/70fr75718.pdf 

January 12, 2006 - NCUA - Agenda for the 1/19/2006 NCUA Board Meeting is Available.   www.ncua.gov/NCUABoard/Calendars/board_calendar/ag06-0119.htm 

January 11, 2006 - Comptroller Dugan Issues Statement Regarding Real Estate Rulings - Comptroller of the Currency John C. Dugan issued the following statement today correcting a fundamental misunderstanding of the effect of three recent OCC interpretive letters.   www.occ.treas.gov/toolkit/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=9N8ZI1XU.xml 

January 11, 2006 - Reducing Regulatory Burden Recommendations Sought for Reducing Regulatory Burden in Rules on Prompt Corrective Action and the Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements The federal banking and thrift regulatory agencies are asking for recommendations on how to reduce regulatory burden on insured institutions in rules relating to Prompt Corrective Action and the Disclosure and Reporting of Community Reinvestment Act -Related Agreements. www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06003.html 

January 11, 2006 - Banking Structure - Financial Holding Companies - Under the Bank Holding Company Act, bank holding companies may elect to be financial holding companies. Following is a list of those companies whose elections to become or be treated as financial holding companies are effective. www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/fhc/default.htm 

January 11, 2006 - FRB Statistical Release - G.20 Finance Companies www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g20/current/default.htm 

January 11, 2006 - FDIC Issues List of Banks Examined for CRA Compliance - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today issued its list of state nonmember banks recently evaluated for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act. The list covers evaluation ratings that the FDIC assigned to institutions in October 2005. www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2006/pr06003.html 

January 10, 2006 - Proposal to Modernize Large-Bank Deposit Insurance Determinations Comments Sought on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - The FDIC is seeking comment on whether the largest insured depository institutions should be required to modify their deposit systems so that the FDIC may calculate deposit insurance coverage quickly in the event of a failure of one of these institutions. The advance notice of proposed rulemaking is attached. www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06002.html 

January 10, 2006 - Federal Bank and Thrift Agencies Propose Guidance On Commercial Real Estate Lending - The federal bank and thrift regulatory agencies on Tuesday issued for comment proposed guidance on sound risk management practices for concentrations in commercial real estate lending. Press Release: www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/bcreg/2006/20060110/default.htm 
Press Release: www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2006/pr06005.html 
Press Release: www.occ.treas.gov/toolkit/newsrelease.aspx?JNR=1&Doc=8PMV5QTN.xml 
Attachment: www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/release/2006-2a.pdf 
Press Release: www.ots.treas.gov/docs/7/776001.html 

January 10, 2006 - The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday released the minutes of its discount rate meetings for December 12 and 13, 2005. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/monetary/2006/20060110/default.htm 

January 10, 2006 - Effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Local Banking Sector Beginning to Emerge; Housing markets moderating in parts of West, Northeast and South FDIC analysts review current banking and economic conditions across the nation - Signs of the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on local economies and in particular in the banking sector along the Gulf Coast are beginning to emerge, according to analysis from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation released today. www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2006/pr06004.html 

January 10, 2006 - The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday released figures that indicate the Federal Reserve Banks distributed approximately $21.454 billion of their $30.246 billion total income to the U.S. Treasury during 2005. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/other/2006/20060110/default.htm 

January 9, 2006 - Financial Education FDIC Guides for Senior Citizens and Young Adults - The FDIC has published two special how-to guides to money management for selected age groups - one for senior citizens, the other for young adults. The FDIC is encouraging financial institutions to make the information in the guides widely available. www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06001.html 

January 9, 2006 - FRB Statistical Release - G.19 Consumer Credit - Consumer credit was little changed in November. Revolving credit ticked up, and nonrevolving credit edged down. www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g19/current/default.htm 

January 9, 2006 - The Federal Reserve Board on Monday named ten new members to its Consumer Advisory Council for three-year terms and designated a new Chair and Vice Chair for 2006. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/other/2006/20060109/ 

January 9, 2006 - NCUA General Counsel Opinion - 05-1223 - Credit Union Vendor Endorsements.   www.ncua.gov/RegulationsOpinionsLaws/opinion_letters/2005/05-1223.pdf 

January 6, 2006 - St. Louis Fed's Review: The Evolution of the Subprime Mortgage Market; On the Size and Growth of Government; Are the Causes of Bank Distress Changing? Can Researchers Keep Up?; Replicability, Real-Time Data, and the Science of Economic Research; The Fed's Monetary Policy Rule - The January/February issue of Review, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' journal of economic and business issues, features the following articles. www.stlouisfed.org/news/releases/2006/01_06_06b.htm 

January 6, 2006 - As Subprime Mortgages Increase, Lenders Increase Prepayment Penalties and Down Payments: St. Louis Fed Analysis - As the market for subprime mortgages has expanded rapidly in the past decade, much of the expansion has been in the least-risky segment of the market. www.stlouisfed.org/news/releases/2006/01_06_06.htm 

January 6, 2006 - National Credit Union Administration Issues Prohibition Orders - The National Credit Union Administration has issued orders prohibiting each of the following individuals from participating in any manner in the affairs of federally insured financial institutions.   www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/NR06-0106.htm 

January 6, 2006 - Licensing Manual Update, December 2005 - The revised "Investment in Bank Premises" booklet amends the Accounting Depreciation discussion clarifying wording about accumulated depreciation. www.occ.treas.gov/corpbook/group3/public/pdf/bkprem.pdf 

January 6, 2006 -Federal Reserve Bulletin - Autumn Issue.   www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/default.htm 

January 5, 2006 - NCUA General Counsel Opinion 05-1140 - Calculating Annual Percentage Yield Earned under the Truth in Savings Rule.   www.ncua.gov/RegulationsOpinionsLaws/opinion_letters/2005/05-1140.pdf 

January 5, 2006 - The Adjustment of Global External Imbalances: Does Partial Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Trade Prices Matter? - Christopher Gust; Nathan Sheets - Recent papers have found evidence of a decline in exchange rate pass-through to import prices in the United States and in a number of other industrial countries as well. This paper examines the implications of a decline in pass-through for the prospective adjustment of global external imbalances. www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/ifdp/2006/850/ifdp850.pdf 

January 5, 2006 - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has been advised by the Central Bank of Belize that the United Exchange International Bank has not been granted a banking license by the CBB, and the entity is not authorized to conduct the business of banking in or from Belize. www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/alert/2006-2.txt 

January 5, 2006 - Full Effects of Recent Hurricanes on Gulf Coast Banks Will Take Time to Assess FDIC Offers Preliminary Analysis on FDIC-Insured Banks - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today released the Winter 2005 edition of FDIC Outlook, which focuses on the unique challenges banks face after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It also examines the impact that four previous natural disasters have had on the local banking industry. www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2006/pr06002.html 

January 5, 2006 - Proposals for Comment - Request for comment on ways to reduce burden with respect to rules regarding Prompt Corrective Action and the disclosure and reporting of CRA-related agreements.  www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/proposedregs.cfm 

January 4, 2006 - OCC Issues Civil Money Penalty Against National Bank Subsidiary - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced a $6.25 million civil money penalty against ABN-Amro Mortgage Group. Inc, a subsidiary of LaSalle Bank Midwest, N.A., Troy, Michigan. Today's actions, part of a $16.85 million settlement by AAMG that also includes restitution payments, were the result of a joint investigation by the OCC and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. www.occ.treas.gov/toolkit/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=JOON3897.xml 

January 4, 2006 - Dr. Robert DeYoung Named Associate Director of FDIC's Division of Insurance and Research DeYoung will head division's research branch - Dr. Robert DeYoung has been named Associate Director of the FDIC's Division of Insurance and Research, FDIC Acting Chairman Martin Gruenberg announced today. DeYoung will head the division's Research Branch. http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2006/pr06001.html 

January 4, 2006 - Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District - Commonly known as the Beige Book, this report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. www.federalreserve.gov/fomc/beigebook/2006/default.htm 

January 3, 2006 - The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the approval of the application of Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, Frankfurt, Germany, to establish a representative office in New York, New York. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/orders/2006/20060103/default.htm 

January 3, 2006 - The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Tuesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on December 13, 2005. www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/monetary/2006/20060103/default.htm 

January 3, 2006 - NCUA's first ever webinar "town meeting" featuring Board Member Hyland available for viewing - The first ever webinar hosted by the National Credit Union Administration is available for viewing. The webinar "town meeting" was held on December 20, 2005 featuring new Board Member Gigi Hyland and applied the latest in Internet webcasting technology. www.ncua.gov/news/press_releases/2006/NR06-0103.htm 

January 3, 2006 - OCC Names Community Affairs Officer for New Orleans - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced the appointment of Mary Catherine Garon as acting Community Affairs Officer in New Orleans, a newly-created position. www.occ.treas.gov/toolkit/newsrelease.aspx?Doc=D6DU4IA4.xml 

January 3, 2006 - FRB Statistical Release - G.5 Foreign Exchange Rates (Monthly).  www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g5/current/default.htm 

January 3, 2006 - FRB Statistical Release - G.5A Foreign Exchange Rates (Annual) www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g5a/current/default.htm 


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