Regional Business and Economics Newspaper

January 2008



The Wal-Mart Effect: Poison or antidote for local communities?

How can you tell whether the world’s largest retailer is good or bad for your community?


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Ninth District Features

  • A growing cornucopia of organics
    Organic farming in the Ninth Federal Reserve District continues to sprout in fields and on dinner plates.
  • Send more nurses, stat!
    Despite rising wages, nurses are likely to remain scarce in many parts of the Ninth Federal Reserve District.
  • Not making the grade
    Teacher pay in the western part of the Ninth Federal Reserve District isn't competitive with other states.
 

District Voices

 

Ninth District Economic Forecast

 

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