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This period of relative macroeconomic stability lasted from the mid-1980s to 2007
The mid-1980s to 2007 was a welcome period of relative macroeconomic stability after the volatility of the Great Inflation.

The 1999 Act promoted financial integration by repealing parts of the Glass-Steagall Act while giving the Fed new supervisory powers
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

The 1999 Act promoted financial integration by repealing parts of the Glass-Steagall Act while giving the Fed new supervisory powers

A group of banks and brokerage firms prevented the collapse of this hedge fund in 1998
Near Failure of LTCM

A group of banks and brokerage firms prevented the collapse of this hedge fund in 1998

A financial crisis started in Thailand in July 1997 and spread across East Asia
Asian Financial Crisis

A financial crisis started in Thailand in July 1997 and spread across East Asia

The 1994 law removed many of the restrictions on bank branching across state lines
Riegle-Neal Act

The 1994 law removed many of the restrictions on bank branching across state lines

The 1991 Act was intended to address problems in the banking and thrift industries
FDICIA

The 1991 Act was intended to address problems in the banking and thrift industries

The Dow dropped 22.6 percent on Black Monday, October 19, 1987
Crash of 1987

The Dow dropped 22.6 percent on Black Monday, October 19, 1987

The 1984 failure and rescue of this bank gave rise to the term "too big to fail"
Failure of Continental Illinois

The 1984 failure and rescue of this bank gave rise to the term "too big to fail"

During the 1980s, many Latin American countries were unable to service their foreign debt
Latin American Debt Crisis

During the 1980s, many Latin American countries were unable to service their foreign debt