March 6, 2013 As the year began there was at least some growth in most parts of the country, the central bank says.
Shoppers at a Target store in Westbury, N.Y., last week. Consumer spending drives the economy. And the holiday shopping season is crucial for retailers.
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November 28, 2012 The central bank says conditions continued to improve, though not dramatically, in recent weeks. The report adds to other evidence that the economy is moving along fast enough to keep unemployment from rising, but not fast enough to bring the jobless rate down sharply.
June 6, 2012 According to reports collected by the central bank, the economic outlook remains "positive." That's more upbeat than the kinds of things many economists have been saying in recent days.
January 11, 2012 The language in the central bank's "beige book" look at the economy has gotten more upbeat. It sees "modest to moderate" growth.
October 19, 2011 Some see a sign in the central bank's language of slightly better growth. But have its words changed that much?
June 8, 2011 "Some slowing in the pace of growth was noted in the New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Chicago districts," the Fed says, while "Dallas characterized that region's economy as accelerating" and growth was "steady" elsewhere.
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