Volume 10, Number 4
Fourth Quarter 2008
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
Fed @ Issue
Research Notes & News
Southeastern Economic Indicators
||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.
||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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