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Regional Review Quarter 2/Quarter 3, 2004  
Quarter 2/Quarter 3, 2004
Volume 14, Number 2
Complete issue(1.9MB) pdf


Seeds of Change (590K) pdf
by Molly Lesher
It’s been eight years since genetically modified seeds first came on the market. Farmers have seen some advantages, but certain consumers, particularly those abroad, are still resisting the technology.

Running in Cycles(740K) pdf
by Jane Katz
As the market for downtown office space recovers from yet another boom and bust, are there reasons to think that future cycles may be less volatile than in the past?

Perspective: Outsourcing Jobs Overseas: A Cause for Concern?(325K) pdf
by Jane Sneddon Little
A rash of media stories has heightened concern about foreign outsourcing of U.S. jobs. But analyses show that many of these reports may have exaggerated the extent and economic impact of jobs moving overseas.

Book Review: Trading & Exchanges: Market Microstructure for Practicioners(250K) pdf
by Peter Fortune
In Trading & Exchanges: Market Microstructure for Practitioners, SEC Chief Economist Larry Harris has written a must-read for anyone interested in the good, the bad, and the ugly of securities trading.

Observations(290K) pdf
The rise of DVD players in the United States; Top-heavy job losses

Letter from Portsmouth, New Hampshire(268K) pdf
By Terry Farish