Fed Beige Book: Economic activity expanded in March, housing results mixed

Beige Book: National Summary. March 02, 2016. Prepared at the federal reserve bank of Kansas City and based on information collected before February 22, 2016. This document summarizes comments received from businesses and other contacts outside the Federal Reserve and is not a commentary on the views of Federal Reserve officials.

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The central bank’s latest Beige Book report, released Wednesday, shows that economic activity expanded in nearly all 12 Fed districts, with New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San.

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Fed's Beige Book: Economy expands at a modest pace Economic Activity Expanded in Most Districts Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts continued to indicate that economic activity expanded in most Districts since the previous Beige Book report. Economic growth increased moderately in Richmond and San Francisco and at a modest pace in Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – The U.S. economy. sector activity was weighed down by softening activity in manufacturing, according to a collection of anecdotes released by the Federal Reserve.

Overall Economic Activity. Economic activity expanded at a slight-to-moderate pace in March and early April. While most Districts reported that growth continued at a similar pace as the previous report, a few Districts reported some strengthening. There was little change in the outlook among contacts in reporting Districts, with those expecting slight-to-modest growth in the months ahead.

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District Commonly known as the Beige Book, this report is published eight times per year. Each Federal reserve bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources.

Fed Beige Book Reports Modest Growth in March In most regions, economic activity expanded as prices and wages rose unevenly.. Results were mixed for producers of paper products, metals, and.

“Economic activity has expanded since the previous Beige Book. was “mixed” and that the outlook of manufacturers was “generally optimistic.” The anecdotal accounts were collected on or before Jan..

Fed’s Beige Book: Economic activity expanded in most districts. Wed 2 Mar 2016 19:01:20. Most contacts in Boston cited higher sales or revenues than a year-ago but mixed results since the.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. economic. mixed picture illustrates the headache fed policymakers face when they next meet to decide the path of interest rates on March 15-16. Consumer spending.