• Learn how small rewards for good grades can keep kids on track without the bribe effect: Link #Education #EconEd https://t.co/2zUIY7fgDP
    Kansas City Fed Mon 03 Aug 2020 20:05
    Psychologists, parents and teachers have long debated the pros and cons of the money-for-grades issue. What are the costs and benefits of using incentives for grades? Article The Common Cents article, Payday on Report Card Day?, discusses how small rewards for good grades can keep kids on track without the bribe effect. Suggestions for additional non-fiction and fiction books are also provided. (This article was featured in the Winter 2011 issue of TEN Magazine.)

    Download Common Cents: Payday on Report Card Day?

    Suggested use Use the article to consider how you can reward a student for a job well done in school. Put it in writing and keep the list visible as a reminder of the recognition he or she will receive.

    Target audience Parents, Teachers, Students

    Grade level K-8

    Key concepts Personal finance, incentives

    Format Discussion

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  • Our Economist Cortney Cowley examined #COVID19 disruptions in the U.S. meat supply chain and how they could affect the outlook for producers and consumers of meat. Link #Ag #EconTwitter https://t.co/4OpZ88qAts
    Kansas City Fed Mon 03 Aug 2020 19:20

    The emergence of COVID-19 in the United States has created substantial challenges for all segments of the meat supply chain, but especially for producers and consumers. Beginning in April 2020, outbreaks of COVID-19 at meatpacking plants led to significant disruptions and created issues of oversupply and low prices for livestock producers. These disruptions temporarily reduced meat production, which led to higher prices for consumers, making it more difficult for some households to purchase meat. Consumers also shifted purchases of meat from foodservice to retail outlets, creating logistical challenges in the supply chain and putting additional upward pressure on wholesale and retail prices. Meat production continued to lag 2019 levels even after plants reopened, and changing consumer patterns could have persistent effects on supply chains.

  • RT @CortneyCowley: Our team in #Omaha has been tracking developments in the #meat supply chain since #COVID emerged in the US. I compiled o…
    Kansas City Fed Mon 03 Aug 2020 14:45
  • ICYMI: #KCFed's #Omaha Branch Executive Nate Kauffman summarized economic developments in our region alongside the #COVID19 crisis and examined potential implications for #Nebraska's #economy. Watch the recording at Link https://t.co/eG6gH89LDc
    Kansas City Fed Mon 03 Aug 2020 14:35
  • Thank you to #OklahomaCity Mayor @davidfholt for this congratulatory video message and city proclamation celebrating our OKC Branch's Centennial! To learn more about the history of our OKC branch, visit Link. #OKC100 https://t.co/p3VIkNyTVO
    Kansas City Fed Mon 03 Aug 2020 14:00

    Mayor David Holt of Oklahoma City sent a video message congratulating the Oklahoma City Branch on 100 years of service.

    He also presented a proclamation to the Oklahoma City Branch in honor of its centennial and proclaimed August 2, 2020, as Federal Reserve Oklahoma City Branch Centennial Day.

  • RT @usmint: In June we minted almost 1.6 billion coins. And the U.S. Mint is on track to produce 1.65 billion coins per month for the remai…
    Kansas City Fed Mon 03 Aug 2020 14:00
  • Aug 18 will be the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the #19thAmendment which gave women equal voting rights. In celebration we’re honoring the history of women who have served at the #KCFed over the past 100 years. View our online exhibit: Link #19at100 https://t.co/zNT6H1pVtc
    Kansas City Fed Sat 01 Aug 2020 14:03
  • The annual meeting between #KCFed President and CEO Esther George and our summer interns looked a little different this year, but it didn’t hinder the conversation! Thank you to our 2020 summer interns for their outstanding work and enthusiasm! #KCFedInterns https://t.co/u0kpvkNY2g
    Kansas City Fed Fri 31 Jul 2020 20:42
  • Learn about the #history of America's first Black banks in the #book, "Let Us Put Our Money Together: The Founding of America’s First Black Banks." To request your free copy or download it, visit Link. #BankBlack https://t.co/M9mxwV1tJB
    Kansas City Fed Fri 31 Jul 2020 15:17

    Community banks are a key mechanism for serving a wide range of borrowers. For a community under any definition – be it a rural town, an urban neighborhood or an ethnic population – these banks can serve as both the catalyst and the backbone for sustained growth. They are most often owned from within the community. As I have seen firsthand across the span of my more than 35 years in banking, these banks are usually in the best position to understand local conditions, needs and opportunities. They are the cornerstone. Thus it is especially troubling that our nation has seen a continuing downward trend in the number of community banks. Within this decline, and even more concerning, has been the disproportionate reduction in the number of African American community banks. Since 2001, the number of African American banks has declined by more than half – a trend that is not reflective of what we have seen in other categories of minority depository institutions (MDIs)....

  • Pantsuits are in! In October 1970, our #OklahomaCity Branch approved pantsuits as proper attire for women. A committee, composed of 1 woman from each department, was formed to develop guidelines. Learn more about the OKC Branch's history at Link #OKCFED100
    Kansas City Fed Fri 31 Jul 2020 15:07

    As Branch Executive Chad Wilkerson guides the Oklahoma City Branch into its next 100 years, hear what he has to say about the branch, its employees and their legacy and dedication serving Oklahomans.

  • What began as a project to narrow the #digitaldivide grew into a national campaign to get computers to those who need them. Just three months into the #EmployerLaptopChallenge, participants have donated more than 1,500 computers. Learn more: Link #Laptophero https://t.co/gcZNDDVsvd
    Kansas City Fed Fri 31 Jul 2020 14:02
    July 27, 2020 | What began as a project to narrow the digital divide has grown into a nationwide campaign to get computers into the hands of those whose need them.
  • Educators can use the free lesson plan "Behave Yourself: Behavioral Economics for Kids" to introduce students to 4 behavioral economics concepts: bandwagon effect; endowment effect; loss aversion; and mental accounting. Get the lesson plan at Link #TeachEcon https://t.co/f51YGry5HG
    Kansas City Fed Thu 30 Jul 2020 20:11
  • Hungry for more history as we celebrate our #OklahomaCity Branch's centennial? In 1946, a cafeteria opened at the OKC Branch. Soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts & drinks ranged from 5-10¢ each. On Coconut Cream Pie day employees lined up early! Link #OKCFED100
    Kansas City Fed Thu 30 Jul 2020 18:46

    As Branch Executive Chad Wilkerson guides the Oklahoma City Branch into its next 100 years, hear what he has to say about the branch, its employees and their legacy and dedication serving Oklahomans.

  • When you work at the Kansas City Fed, you'll find yourself in an innovative environment with support and guidance to grow and develop. View our open positions at Link. https://t.co/TvBCVpSNXr
    Kansas City Fed Thu 30 Jul 2020 15:06
  • 46% of respondents said it will take 12+ months for their #LMI communities to return to conditions prior to #COVID19 disruption. See full results from a new Fed #CommunityDevelopment survey: Link https://t.co/cmAY3hEUxe
    Kansas City Fed Thu 30 Jul 2020 14:01
  • This summer I'm a #KCFed analyst intern in Technology Business Support. While working from home is a new experience for me, the transition has gone smoothly with the Bank’s resources & support they have provided. - David Retherford, #KCFedInterns, class of 2022 at @Mizzou https://t.co/9xOD6IKQmx
    Kansas City Fed Wed 29 Jul 2020 19:35
  • Batter up! As part of the countdown to our #OklahomaCity Branch's centennial, here's a look at the 1929 employee #baseball team at the Branch. Link #OKCFED100 #SeeOKC https://t.co/p6Xav1P1mz
    Kansas City Fed Wed 29 Jul 2020 15:30
    Explore the history of the Central Bank in the United States and the pathway that led to Oklahoma City's selection as the third Branch office to join the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Check out this great opportunity to join our team! Link
    Kansas City Fed Wed 29 Jul 2020 15:25

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    Kansas City Fed Wed 29 Jul 2020 15:25

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  • What to do about Fannie and Freddie? The Latest #KCFed #EconomicReview article examines key issues policymakers face in reforming the #mortgage-finance system: Link #Housing #Economy https://t.co/LsTwxv074i
    Kansas City Fed Wed 29 Jul 2020 15:00

    In September 2008, the U.S. government took control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two dominant entities in U.S. residential mortgage markets. The government placed Fannie and Freddie into a conservatorship, meant to be temporary to curtail the risk of financial contagion during the financial crisis, conserve the value of the companies, and return them to safe-and-sound condition. But as of mid-2020, the conservatorship persists. Fannie and Freddie together with other mortgage-finance institutions have been meeting several important goals over the past few years, arguably satisfying most households’ mortgage needs and, on balance, supporting financial stability. Even so, almost all policymakers, researchers, and industry advocates agree on the need to move to a system of mortgage finance in which the government plays a less direct role.

    Jordan Rappaport reviews the current system of mortgage finance and analyzes the key issues policymakers face in...

  • U.S. #soybean farmers may see higher inventories, lower prices in the long term. Read more in the #EconomicReview: Link #Ag #Agriculture #Economy https://t.co/5TVPBzCDf3
    Kansas City Fed Wed 29 Jul 2020 14:05

    In 2018, China significantly increased tariffs on imports of several agricultural commodities from the United States, including a 25 percentage point rise in the tariff on soybeans. China has been the primary foreign destination for U.S. soybeans over the past decade, accounting for a majority of U.S. soybean exports. A disruption in soybean markets could have broad implications for the U.S. agricultural sector, where soybeans have made up a majority of the growth in exports of bulk agricultural commodities and a growing share of crop production and farm revenues.

    Cortney Cowley examines the initial market responses and potential long-term implications of Chinese tariffs amid other supply and demand disruptions. She finds that although some U.S. soybean exports reshuffled to other trading partners, total exports of soybeans declined 21 and 14 percent relative to the previous five-year average in 2018 and 2019, respectively, following the implementation...

  • View the #KCFed's latest research and resources on #COVID19 at Link https://t.co/kCVrLPkExk
    Kansas City Fed Tue 28 Jul 2020 20:09
  • RT @uscurrency: Get young students interested in #uscurrency with our play money coloring sheets. Link https://t.co/eomx…
    Kansas City Fed Tue 28 Jul 2020 18:24
  • Do you lead a #CDFI? Share your story in the #COVID19 CDFI Survey to help policymakers understand how your organization & community are faring and how policies & other initiatives may help. Link https://t.co/E0MZbUvoO1
    Kansas City Fed Tue 28 Jul 2020 16:04
  • I'm an intern in public affairs at the #KCFed's #OklahomaCity Branch. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with many people & work on great projects. Working from home has helped sharpen my communication skills - Keelyn Harkey, #KCFedInterns, class of 2021 at @UofOklahoma https://t.co/6cWxPRUz3e
    Kansas City Fed Tue 28 Jul 2020 14:39
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