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Fed’s Beige Book: Economic activity expanded in the “modest to moderate range” in most Districts

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Fed’s Beige Book: Economic activity expanded in the “modest to moderate range” in most Districts

Fed’s Beige Book “Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and based on information collected on or before April 7, 2016.” Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest that national economic activity continued to expand in late February and March, though the pace of growth varied across Districts. Most Districts said that...
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Fed’s Beige Book: “Economic activity expanded in most Districts”

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Fed’s Beige Book: “Economic activity expanded in most Districts”

Fed’s Beige Book “Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and based on information collected before February 22, 2016.” 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...
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Dallas Fed: “Texas Manufacturing Activity Falls Sharply” in January

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Dallas Fed: “Texas Manufacturing Activity Falls Sharply” in January

From the Dallas Fed: Texas Manufacturing Activity Falls Sharply Texas factory activity fell sharply in January, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index—a key measure of state manufacturing conditions—dropped 23 points, from 12.7 to -10.2, suggesting output declined this month after growing throughout fourth quarter 2015. Other...
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Richmond Fed: “Manufacturing Sector Activity Generally Softened” in September

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Richmond Fed: “Manufacturing Sector Activity Generally Softened” in September

From the Richmond Fed: Manufacturing Sector Activity Generally Softened; Average Wages Grew Moderately Fifth District manufacturing activity slowed in September, according to the most recent survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Order backlogs and new orders decreased, while shipments declined. Average wages continued to increase at a moderate pace this month, however...
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Fed’s Beige Book: Economic Activity Expanded mostly at Modest to Moderate pace

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Fed’s Beige Book: Economic Activity Expanded mostly at Modest to Moderate pace

Fed’s Beige Book “Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland based on information collected on or before April 3, 2015.” Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicate that the economy continued to expand across most regions from mid-February through the end of March. Activity in the Richmond, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San...
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MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey, Refinance Activity Lowest since 2008

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MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey, Refinance Activity Lowest since 2008

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage applications decreased 7.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 5, 2014. This week’s results included an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday. … The Refinance...
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Kansas City Fed: Regional Manufacturing “Activity Edged Higher” in July

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Kansas City Fed: Regional Manufacturing “Activity Edged Higher” in July

From the Kansas City Fed: Growth in Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Edged Higher The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the July Manufacturing Survey today. According to Chad Wilkerson, vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the survey revealed that growth in Tenth District manufacturing activity edged higher,...
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NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Activity indicates faster expansion in January

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NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Activity indicates faster expansion in January

From the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey The January 2014 Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates that business activity expanded for New York manufacturers, and did so at a faster pace than in recent months. The general business conditions index rose ten points to 12.5, its highest level in more than a year. The...
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Chemical Activity Barometer for September Suggests Economic Activity Increasing

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Chemical Activity Barometer for September Suggests Economic Activity Increasing

This is a new indicator that I’m following that appears to be a leading indicator for the economy. From the American Chemistry Council: Leading Economic Indicator at Highest Since June 2008; Hints at Potential Upside Surprises for U.S. Economy The U.S. economy continues to improve, with forecasts now suggesting economic expansion into 2015, according...
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Earlier: Chicago Fed National Activity Index improves, Kansas City Fed Mfg Survey shows contraction

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Earlier: Chicago Fed National Activity Index improves, Kansas City Fed Mfg Survey shows contraction

A couple of reports from earlier this morning: • The Chicago Fed released the national activity index (a composite index of other indicators): Economic Activity Increased in November Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) increased to +0.10 in November from –0.64 in October. Two of the four...
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