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Econ Focus

Econ Focus is the economics magazine of the Richmond Fed. The latest issue looks at the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the future of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, central bank digital currency, and more.

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In this special issue on small towns and rural areas: the nursing shortage, the economic promise of startups and the need for affordable housing in these communities.

In this issue: the COVID-19 startup boom, inflation forecasting, alternatives to college, crime trends in the Fifth District, and more.

Cover Story: Is Your Inflation Different?
Not everyone experiences the same inflation. What does that mean for monetary policy?

Cover Story: Has the Pandemic Changed Cities Forever?
COVID-19 transformed how we work and socialize, which could put the future of cities on a new path

Cover Story: The Rise and Sudden Decline of North Carolina Furniture Making
The industry was hit hard by offshore competition

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