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WHAT: A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis looks at local business cycles in 23 major cities, including Little Rock, and how they influence crime rates. Presenting their findings will be St. Louis Fed economist Thomas A. Garret and senior research associate Lesli S. Ott.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 20, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Hilton Little Rock Metro Center
925 S. University Ave.
WHY: In light of current economic conditions, especially the foreclosure crisis, concern regarding crime has been heightened as the glut of vacant, lender-owned homes grows.
After the presentation, a panel of local experts will discuss the report's implications for the Little Rock area:
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