Fall 2015


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Fall 2015 issue

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Summer 2015


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Summer 2015 issue

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The Right Match: Workers finding jobs that equal their education and training

In the past year, there has been improvement in workers finding employment aligned with their training and education. 

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Changing Times: Community bank mergers increase since the recession

Since the end of the Great Recession, voluntary mergers have been the primary reason for the decline in the number of community banks. 

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Measuring the future: Are longer-term inflation expectations stable?

Surveyed expectations of inflation over the past year have been stable and consistent with the Federal Open Market Committee's longer-term inflation objective of 2 percent.

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In the Bank: Cash Services Departments process millions daily

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City handles million s of dollars for its customers on an average day. Read how the money moves in and out of the Bank.

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President's Message: Five simple lessons from the Fed

President Esther George shares the life-lessons she has learned while working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Spring 2015

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The Switch: Wages increase for workers who change jobs

A Kansas City Fed economist found that in the current economy workers who stay in the same job are unlikely to see their wages vary much month to month, but workers who change jobs have seen wage growth as the labor market continues to tighten.
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U.S. energy trends effects on trade

Over the last three decades, U.S. imports and exports have more than doubled as a share of gross domestic product, and energy net exports were a substantial part of the change.
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100 years of data, statistics and facts: commemorating the Economic Review

First published in 1916, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s definitive economic research publication, Economic Review, has focused on a variety of topics from monetary policy to agriculture within the Tenth Federal Reserve District, the nation and international economies.
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2014 Annual Report

Listings of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s officers, directors, advisory councils, roundtable groups and more.
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Commitment to Diversity: 2014 Report to Congress

The Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), established under the guidelines of the Dodd-Frank Act, continues a long tradition of diversity at the Kansas City Fed.
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Commemorating 100 years of research

For the past 100 years, researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City have studied and analyzed the regional, national and international economies in order to better inform the central bank’s policymaking process.

Winter 2015

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Winter 2015 issue

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Protecting identities: Improving security within the payment system

Fraud and security weaknesses in the payments system can have direct and indirect costs, including consumers and businesses’ lack of confidence in the system.

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A declining U.S. budget deficit

The budget deficit topped the $1 trillion mark in 2009 and the record trend continued the next year, but by 2013, the deficit actually decreased as the economic influences that had caused the rapid increase changed course.

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The housing boom, bust and recovery in the mountain states

Near year-end 2005, the value of residential construction reached record highs, but two years later home prices fell in the mountain states of the Tenth Federal Reserve District. In 2014, the housing market has shown signs of recovery in those states.

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Economic Policy Symposium 2014

More than 100 central banks, policymakers, economists and academics gathered for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s 38th Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

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Community bank regulation: Intent vs. reality

In spite of legislators’ and regulators' best intentions, customers who rely on smaller banks for access to credit are feeling the weight of regulatory burden, and bankers are pleading for relief.