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Econ Focus

Econ Focus (formerly Region Focus) is the economics magazine of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. It covers economic issues affecting the Fifth Federal Reserve District and the nation and is published on a quarterly basis by the Bank's Research Department.

Econ Focus

Winter 2006

Region Focus Winter 2006

Cover Story

Family Portrait

Life is hard in one of Baltimore's toughest neighborhoods. But for Janice Walker, it's home.



Film at 11

Amid mounting competition, broadcast TV stations like WRAL-TV in Raleigh are committing to local news as their ticket to profitability - and durability.
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Currency Conundrum

Why are exchange rates out of sync with other economic indicators?
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The Sheepskin Dividend

A college degree is still the best predictor of financial success, but that's not all.
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What the Fifth District's only major oil refinery explains about high gas prices in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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Identity Theft

Greater credit options have increased consumers' financial flexibility - and the ability of criminals to steal information. Still, the share of people victimized remains small.
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