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Volume 14, Number 1
Fourth Quarter 2013


Lynne Anservitz
Editorial Director

Tom Heintjes
Managing Editor

Nancy Condon
Jeanne Zimmerman
Associate Editors

Mike Chriszt
Contributing Editor

Charles Davidson
Lela Somoza
Staff Writers

Galina Alexeenko
Todd Greene
Sandra Kollen
Shalini Patel
Contributing Writers

Peter Hamilton
Odie Swanegan

Bobbie H. McCrackin
VP and Public Affairs Officer

Thomas J. Cunningham
VP and Associate Director of Research

John C. Robertson
VP, Research Department

Pierce Nelson
AVP and Public Information Officer

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Editor's note: Throughout this issue, Southeast refers to the six states that, in whole or in part, make up the Sixth Federal Reserve District: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.