Volume 16, Number 1
January-April 2014



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The Economic Plight of Millennials
The millennial generation is entering the labor force with one trait in common: they watched as the Great Recession dramatically reshaped the landscape of employment, housing, and their overall expectations. How profoundly will the economic downturn and its associated effects mark this generation?
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How We Pay: Results from the Federal Reserve's Latest Payments Study
Changes in technology have affected not only how people live and work, they have also affected how individuals and businesses pay for goods and services. The Federal Reserve's most recent triennial study of the payments system highlights a number of shifts in this dynamic arena.
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This issue also features a podcast with Geoffrey Gerdes of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, who discusses the payments study and what it tells us about changes in how consumers and businesses pay for goods and services.

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Changing Channels: The Evolving Face of Media in the Southeast
New digital devices and enhanced technology have given consumers a feast of content to consume. Although consumers are the clear winners in this new media landscape, regional players in the communications field are scrambling to remain in the game.
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