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

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In its latest Beige Book-a catalog of economic reports from contacts across all 12 Fed districts-the. though indicators were mixed regionally. In the housing arena, both construction and real.

Beige Book Report: Boston. January 16, 2019. Summary of Economic Activity Economic activity in the First District expanded at a modest to moderate pace since the last report, amid some signs of slowing growth. Retailers reported moderate increases in sales, and tourist activity was strong.

It seems weaker-than-expected housing starts and building. by the current state of things. In its Beige Book, a report.

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The Federal Reserve said the economy expanded "somewhat" across most of the US in March as consumer spending. some hiring activity was evident, particularly for temporary staff," according to the.

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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.

WASHINGTON (MNI) – The following is the latest beige book survey of economic conditions in the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District, published Wednesday: By Market News International

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The Beige Book, a collection of anecdotes about the economy. of the Fed’s districts reported “moderate” or “modest” growth except Kansas City, where there was a decline in activity. Things were by.

In March, DFW home sales were lower than the all-time high set in December 2017. New-home sales for low- to mid-priced homes remain strong in the metroplex, according to Dallas Fed Beige Book contacts. Through March, existing-home sales were up 1.1 percent in DFW and 3.1 percent in Texas compared with the same period last year. Home Inventories.