The president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank is best known for her dissenting votes on monetary policy, but that's not the only way she stands out. Her background as a farmer and former bank examiner gives her a unique perspective among Fed officials.
Nationwide the number of bank branches fell by about 1.7% last year. But some cities and states were hit harder than others, according to data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and research firm BankRegData.
The proposal made to require all banks located within the U.S. to report interest payments to nonresident alien depositors would be detrimental to economic growth in local communities and expose those nonresident depositors to possible criminal activity aided by unstable and corrupt foreign governments.