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Federal Support Keeps State Budgets (Including Texas’) Healthy amid Tumult from COVID-19-Induced Economic Ills

An unprecedented federal fiscal response to the COVID-19-induced recession in early 2020 helped prop up state government finances even among states whose tax and finance structures put them at particular risk during a downturn. A variety of programs helped individuals, firms and jurisdictions avoid what some feared would be a catastrophic collapse.
Southwest Economy , Issue Third Quarter

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Cross-Border Pipelines Link U.S. Natural Gas Producers, Mexican Electricity Users

Mexican energy reforms have opened the door to shale gas from the United States?and imports are booming. U.S. natural gas production reached a record high in July 2015, largely due to increased shale drilling dating back to 2010 in the Marcellus field in the Northeastern U.S. and the Permian and Eagle Ford basins in Texas.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q3 , Pages 18-18

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Spotlight: New Mexico Marijuana Legalization’s Costs, Benefits Remain Unclear

New Mexico legalized recreational marijuana use last year, joining 17 other states. Anticipated benefits and costs partially offset one another, but there is considerable uncertainty around both.
Southwest Economy , Issue First Quarter

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Go Figure: Women Took Brunt of Pandemic Job Loss as Priorities Shifted to Home

Working women fared worse than men in the pandemic—a reversal from the Great Recession
Southwest Economy , Issue Second Quarter

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Go Figure: Migrant Apprehensions at U.S.–Mexico Border Spike in 2019

Apprehensions of migrants at the U.S. southern border surged in spring 2019.
Southwest Economy , Issue First Quarter

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Spotlight: Shale Oil Propels U.S. Crude Export Increase

Crude oil exports from the U.S. are rising, reaching 2.2 million barrels per day (mb/d) in June 2018, triple the 2016 average and the highest ever for the nation. More than 90 percent of crude exports this year have originated on the Gulf Coast, generating jobs, capital and income for ports in Houston and Corpus Christi.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q3 , Pages 18-18

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Go Figure: Mexico’s Openness Makes Peso Vulnerable

Southwest Economy , Issue Q1 , Pages 19-19

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Regional update

Southwest Economy , Issue May , Pages 19

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Mobile payments promise to improve financial accessibility in Mexico

Mobile phone-based financial services and other new technologies may hold the key to converting more of Mexico?s ?unbanked? residents, most of whom have traditionally operated outside the formal economy. Regulatory oversight of the new services is slowly evolving.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q3 , Pages 11-14

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On the Record: A Conversation with Janie Barrera - LiftFund’s Miscrolending Customers Battle to Survive COVID-19 Shock

Janie Barrera is the founding president and chief executive officer of San Antonio-based LiftFund. Created in 1994, LiftFund has one of the nation’s largest microlending portfolios. The nonprofit provides loans and management training to very small enterprises in Texas and seven other states.
Southwest Economy , Issue Second Quarter




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