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Economic Research

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Volume 10, Number 4
Fourth Quarter 2008


FEATURES

After Rocky 2008, U.S. Consumers Seek Stable Ground in 2009

The Southeast in 2009: Region Hopes for Turnaround

Global Economies Anticipate a Tepid 2009

DEPARTMENTS

Fed @ Issue with Dennis Lockhart

Research Notes & News

Southeastern Economic Indicators

Staff

BackGround

Podcast Icon EconSouth Now

photo of people After Rocky 2008, U.S. Consumers Seek Stable Ground in 2009

An economy besieged on a number of fronts in 2008 staggers into 2009 with rising unemployment, falling house prices, and strained financial markets. A recessionary environment poses formidable challenges for U.S. consumers in the coming year.



Florida postcard The Southeast in 2009: Region Hopes for Turnaround

Many components of the Southeastern economy went south in 2008: Food and energy prices rose, the once-hot real estate market stumbled, and employment fell. A region whose economy had enjoyed years of robust growth finds itself mired in recession, and things could get worse in 2009 before they get better.
Profiles:
Agriculture | Banking | Consumer Spending | Employment | Energy | Manufacturing | Real Estate | Tourism | Trade

Audio icon Podcast on The Southeastern Economy in 2009 (MP3 9:27)


hands holding deflated globe Global Economies Anticipate a Tepid 2009

The long global economic expansion hit the wall in 2008 as financial markets worldwide slumped and many advanced and developing economies experienced slower growth or recession. Few expect a recovery to be swift, and 2009 could see slow growth persist.
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