Transcripts of the monetary policymaking body of the Federal Reserve from 2002–2008.

I just wanted to give a quick report on the experiment with the expedited minutes. Once again, we got the Committee to indicate its inclination to approve the minutes in time to meet our deadline. That is, we would have been able to publish the minutes two and a half weeks after the August meeting. Once again, it was a close call. The Chairman has asked me to put a discussion of the minutes experiment on the agenda for December. I’ll brief you then on some of the lessons we’ve learned and ask for guidance going forward. Now I think the Chairman has a report on other developments relating to the Secretariat.

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