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China's changing economy

Shooting for success: Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

By Kevin Wright/ Editor

Entrepreneurship has declined steadily for the last decade. There is a ray of hope, however, for entrepreneurship in America. Some analysts say data shows new business startups are on the rise, and much of it has to do with the millennial generation. 

 

Summer 2016 Issue

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The relationship between bank size and profitability

In the aftermath of the recent recession, community bankers and industry analysts have expressed concern about the need for smaller community banks to grow larger to be successful. 

 

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Agriculture’s water economy: The 2016 Agricultural Symposium

By Kevin Wright/ Editor

Consistent water availability is critical to agricultural production everywhere, and intensifying scarcity presents global agriculture with a formidable long-term challenge. 

 

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Consumers taking on more debt: What does the trend say?

Consumer debt has increased steadily since 2013, but sharp differences underlie this trend.  Data shows lower-credit consumers are driving the debt increase, especially in the auto loan sector.

 

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Opening doors: Reaching the unbanked with electronic services

By Kevin Wright/ Editor

After a long stretch of declines since the Great Recession, labor force participation has risen in recent months, mainly due to an increase in highly educated workers re-entering the workforce. 

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President’s Message: the accountability and governance of the Federal Reserve

President Esther George testifies before the House Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade. 

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Ask an Economist

What is the effect of global economic uncertainty on U.S. exports?

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Notes

A look at Kansas City Fed events, programs and happenings from around the Tenth District.

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Making a connection

A glimpse at the recent community outreach activities of President Esther L. George and the staff of the Kansas City Fed.

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Advisory Councils: Unique perspectives, regional input on policy

An overview of the advisory councils that offer unique perspectives and provide important contributions to help the Federal Reserve in its consideration of key policy issues.

Fall 2016 Issue