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Beige Book shows economy still growing modestly

Economic growth continued to expand moderately the last few weeks, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

In its latest snapshot of regional economic conditions, the Fed reported that manufacturing, retail and non-financial services sectors were strong in most regions. Get the full story »

Beige Book blue about Midwest, East

The U.S. economy has shown “widespread signs” of slowing over recent weeks, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday in a report suggesting the recovery was faltering along the East Coast and in the Midwest.

The Fed said in its Beige Book compilation of anecdotal reports that modest growth was the most common characterization of economic activity in Fed districts, primarily those in the western and middle portions of the country such as San Francisco, Dallas and Kansas City. Get the full story »

Beige Book paints less-than-rosy picture of recovery

Overall U.S. economic activity is still increasing but not robustly and in a few districts has lost steam over the past several weeks, the Federal Reserve said  Wednesday.

The Fed’s latest Beige Book summary of national economic conditions, based on information before July 19, pointed to a less-than-booming recovery with sluggish housing markets and sales of costly items like new cars weakening. Get the full story »