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District Overview: Household Financial Stress Declines in the Eighth District

By Yang Liu and Rajdeep Sengupta

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State and Local Debt: Growing Liabilities Jeopardize Fiscal Health

By Lowell R. Ricketts and Christopher J. Waller

Not only are nations wrestling with growing debt levels, but so are state and local governments, including those in the seven states that make up the Eighth Federal Reserve District. Two of those seven states—Kentucky and Illinois—each have combined state and local obligations that, as a percentage of gross state product, are higher than California's.

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Recent St. Louis Fed Banking and Economic Research

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A Look at Credit Default Swaps and Their Impact on the European Debt Crisis

By Bryan J. Noeth and Rajdeep Sengupta

Did you know that buying a credit default swap can be like buying insurance on your neighbor’s car—and then getting paid when that neighbor has an accident? Learn the ABCs of CDS, and find out why they are so important to any discussion of the European debt crisis.

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Calendar

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CDAC Member Spotlight

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Have You Heard

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Limited Supermarket Access

By Matthew W. Ashby

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Microsavings: Opening the Door for Individuals to Invest in Themselves

By Daniel Davis

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Neighborhood Revitalization and the Business District

By Faith Weekly

Revitalization of neighborhood business districts tend to be successful if they have a combination of local leadership, local funders, involved anchor institutions and engaged residents who are passionate about their community.

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District Overview: Reallocation of Credit, a Measure of Financial Activity, Has Yet To Bounce Back

By Constanza S. Liborio and Juan M. Sánchez

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Resources

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Spanning the Region

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Asset Building: A Means to Ameliorate Intergenerational Poverty in the Mississippi Delta

By Paulette Meikle

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Building Financial Capability and Balance Sheets Early in Life

By Ted Beck and Ray Boshara

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Calendar

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Money Smart Week—St. Louis Metro 2012 Kick-off Breakfast: Keynote Address: Building Savings and Financial Capability

By Ray Boshara

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Rebuilding Household Balance Sheets: Ray Boshara’s Testimony to the U.S. Senate

By Ray Boshara

St. Louis Fed Senior Advisor Ray Boshara has referred to the weak household balance sheet as one of the core economic challenges of our time, suggesting that households must focus on rebuilding their balance sheets—including securing the right levels and types of savings, debts and assets. Read an abridged version of his congressional testimony in the first of a series of articles on this topic.

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Statement of Ray Boshara Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Subcommittee

By Ray Boshara

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Survey Says Families Are Digging Deeper into Debt

By Kevin L. Kliesen

The Fed’s triennial Survey of Consumer Finances found that median household debt rose almost 34 percent between 2001 and 2004, while net worth rose just 1.5 percent.

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