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State recessions

Still recovering:Identifying when states are in recession

By Richard Babson/ Contributing Writer

The Great Recession was followed by the slowest economic recovery since World War II. Add a steep downturn in the price of crude oil to that slow pace and you have a formula for state-level recessions, especially in energy-dependent states. 

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Earning a living: Who’s contributing to the recent increase in wage growth?

By Kevin Wright/ Editor

Wage growth for workers in the United States has accelerated gradually in the past two years, and a few industries are responsible for the surge. 


Always been a banking town: Omaha's bid to become a Federal Reserve Bank location

By Tim Todd/ Contributing Writer

Omaha was one of the candidates for a Federal Reserve Bank location after President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law in 1913. Two cities, however, stood in its way: Lincoln and Kansas City.


Omaha Fed Office turns 100: Serving Main Street and the broader community

By Jennifer Clark/ Contributing Writer

For three-quarters of a century the Kansas City Fed’s Omaha Branch focused on operations that supported commercial banks, but now the focus has shifted from operations to outreach.


On the move again: Oil and gas production show signs of recovery

By Kevin Wright / Editor

After dropping sharply in 2015 and 2016, drilling rig counts and employment in the energy sector have started to recover.


President’s Message: Why community banks matter

Community banks have an important connection to the Federal Reserve because they bring a unique perspective to the Fed's work. 



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


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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