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Economic Bulletin

Timely, accessible snapshots of the Kansas City Fed's latest economic findings and perspectives on national and international economic conditions and issues related to monetary policy, industries and markets.

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Not Bullish: U.S. Cattle Herds Hung Up on Higher Interest Expenses

Higher interest expenses on cattle are constraining producers’ ability to restock herds and challenging profitability.

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Downtown Office Use Has Declined, but Some Metropolitan Areas Are Faring Better than Others

Although hybrid working has lowered office attendance, demand for office space in some downtowns remains strong.

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Hybrid Work May Pose Challenge to Bars and Restaurants in Parts of Tenth Federal Reserve District

Lower office attendance and less foot traffic could take a toll on bars and restaurants in office-dense areas.

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Interest Expenses on Farmland Debt Could Challenge Farm Profitability

Crop producers with high levels of land debt may struggle to be profitable under higher interest expenses.

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Bank Deposit Rates Haven’t Kept Pace with Yields on Other Investments, but Depositors Are Staying

Spreads between bank deposit rates and yields on deposit substitutes are at historic highs.

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Corporate Interest Expenses Are Expected to Increase Further

As fixed-rate corporate debt issued during the pandemic matures, firms may need to refinance this debt at higher interest rates.