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A Concrete Solution for Cash Shred Recycling

Our Salt Lake City branch’s solution to keeping cash shreds out of landfill? Use the shred residue for fuel consumption and as a component in cement.

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Economic Letter

Do Opioids Slow Return to Work after Injuries?

Posted December 10, 2018

Estimates from workers’ compensation data shed light on the relationship between opioid prescriptions and the return to work among people who suffer low-back injuries. Different prescribing patterns across areas demonstrate varied impacts on how quickly workers return to work. When opioids are prescribed for long-term treatment, workers have considerably longer temporary disability following an injury.

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In the News

From the President

A Strong Economy—But We Can Aim Higher

November 12, 2018

Remarks made to the Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho
Idaho Falls, Idaho


Economic Outlook

November 14, 2018

Adam Shapiro, research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of November 9, 2018.

From the Board

Beige Book

December 4, 2018

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District

“One thing I like about the Fed is, how you choose to grow is up to you," says Cash Product Office Audit Manager Jennifer Sanan.

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