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Trucking Tonnage Index Surges in November 2014

December 19th, 2014
in econ_news, syndication

Econintersect: The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) trucking index increased 3.5% in November following an increase of 0.5% for October. From ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello: With strong readings for both retail sales and factory output in N… more »

How the Shrinking of the Labor Force Might Impact Your Community

December 19th, 2014
in econ_news

by Andrew A. Pack - Bridges, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis One trend that will continue to affect the future of economic and workforce development in the United States at a local, state and national level in the coming years is the status—continued… more »

Fuel Economy Standards Have Increased the Rate of Technology Adoption

December 19th, 2014
in econ_news

from the Chicago Fed Many countries are tightening passenger vehicle fuel economy standards. The literature on passenger vehicle standards has used structural models to estimate their welfare effects. There is now empirical evidence on the effects of r… more »

Historical Echoes: Santa Claus as Legal Tender

December 19th, 2014
in econ_news

by Megan Cohen - Liberty Street Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of New York From 1793 until 1861, when the U. S. Treasury Department was given exclusive rights to produce legal tender, thousands of different styles of bank notes were created by U.S. ba… more »

Bank Owners and Managers Have Mixed Incentives to Hold Capital

December 19th, 2014
in econ_news

from the Kansas City Fed Banks finance their loans and other assets with a mix of deposits, debt, and equity capital. Maintaining adequate capital is important for banks because it absorbs losses and protects them from failure. Capital also protects th… more »




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