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Q1 2008 Economic Update

US Economy
What a wild ride the first three months of the year has been! The sub prime mortgage problem, compounded by highly leveraged investment vehicles (CDOs), caused a bona fide banking panic culminating in the mid March government sponsored bail out of Bear Stearns, steep drops in the stock markets and the floating of $200 billion of Federal Funds to help weak financial institutions meet minimum capital requirements.

First Quarter 2008 Newsletter