The next time you're surfing the Internet, be sure to check out the online version of The Regional Economist via the St. Louis Fed's web site (www.stls.frb.org). All of the publication's features are there—the three articles, the president's message (Eighth Notes), news briefs (Pieces of Eight) and the district data pages—in a user-friendly format. You can access back issues (there's a list of topics already covered on The Regional Economist home page), drop us an e-mail or sign up a colleague to receive the publication through our online order form.
Starting with the January 1998 issue, we've made some improvements to make the site easier to access and navigate. For example, all current articles are now available in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) format, which means you can get to them quicker and copy them into word processing documents or e-mail messages. There are also more links, which make it easier to navigate both within the publication and throughout the St. Louis Fed's overall web site.
To get directly to The Regional Economist online, set your browser for https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/regional-economist.
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Monetary Trends, a St. Louis Fed publication that reports monthly data on the money supply, interest rates and commercial bank loans and investments, now boasts an expanded format. The revamped publication features both a broader selection of data and additional charts, making the information easier to comprehend and interpret.
The changes to Monetary Trends are similar to those made last year to its sister publication, National Economic Trends. For a free subscription to either publication, contact Debbie Dawe of the St. Louis Fed's Public Affairs Department by phone at (314) 444-8809 or by e-mail at Debbie.J.Dawe@stls.frb.org.
The publications, as well as their underlying data, are also available electronically through the St. Louis Fed's home page, which is at www.stls.frb.org.