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ISSN 0899-6571

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Volume 4, Number 3, Third Quarter 2002
 
   CURRENT ISSUE

   The Impact of Oil Prices
   On Economic Activity

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   COVER STORIES

   Are We Running Out of Oil?

Geologists have identified reserves of oil that will last well into the future, but the key question may be, Who owns the oil?

   Energy Helps Power the
   Southeastern Economy

Every Sixth District state except Georgia produces oil and gas, but the stakes are highest for Louisiana, the biggest producer.




International Focus

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   FEATURES

   A Mixed Blessing:
   Oil and Latin American Economies

Some Latin American countries are major oil exporters while others are like the United States and depend on imports. In both cases, volatile oil prices can have a significant impact on macroeconomic stability.
Regional Focus vertical line    Temps Have a Permanent Place
   In the Workforce
Temporary employment has grown substantially in the United States over the past decade relative to other employment categories, and these employment patterns are apparent in the Southeast too.
 
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