The Federal Reserve relies heavily on the words “modest” and “moderate” in describing economic activity around the country over the past six weeks. The Beige Book economic survey, prepared for the late April meeting of Fed policymakers, points fingers at a variety of factors that have been dampening growth. Some issues, such as the since-resolved
The Fed sees falling oil prices as good news and bad news for the economy.
The Fed sees positive impacts from cheaper gasoline but is not so upbeat about raises.
A new Fed report finds improvement in the economy, though not necessarily in paychecks.
The Federal Reserve finds plenty of signs of a rebound from the winter slump.
A new Fed survey indicates the economy is picking up steam but still has issues.
The Fed finds that the winter thaw has helped the economy rebound from cold-weather slowdowns.
The Fed’s Beige Book survey of regional economic activity reflects a tough winter.
The Beige Book, a compilation of reports from regional Federal Reserve banks, shows the U.S. economy continues to grow at a moderate pace.
The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book doesn’t shed much new light on where things are headed.