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.

Region Focus

Winter 2007

Region Focus Winter 2007 Cover

Cover Story

Options on the Outs

The popularity of employee stock options is expected to wane with the adoption of a new accounting rule
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Phoning It In

Telecommuting hasn't become the commonplace work alternative its advocates anticipated. Still, the flexibility it offers has helped a significant number of companies and employees
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Opt in or Opt out?

Automatic enrollment increases 401(k) participation
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Bringing in the Unbanked

Banks are increasingly turning their attention to Hispanics without bank accounts
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Midlife Medicare

The case for reform heats up
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Bad Luck or Bad Policy?

Why inflation rose and fell, and what this means for monetary policy
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Aaron Steelman
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