Beige Book

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Fed survey: Economy showing improvement across US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening over the past two months in areas from manufacturing and construction to retail sales and bank lending. Seven of the Fed’s 12 regions […]

06/04/2014

Federal Reserve report called "The Beige Book." (AP Photo)

Fed survey: Growth improves modestly throughout US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey says economic growth increased throughout the United States from April through mid-May, fueled by home construction, consumer spending and steady hiring. Eleven of the Fed’s banking districts reported […]

06/05/2013

Federal Reserve report called "The Beige Book." (AP Photo)

Fed survey: Housing and auto sales lift US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A strengthening housing recovery and robust auto sales contributed to moderate economic growth across the United States in late February and March, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday.

04/17/2013

The Beige Book

Fed survey: US economy picked up at end of year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Holiday shopping, strong auto sales and a recovering housing market helped boost the U.S. economy from mid-November through early January, according to a Federal Reserve survey.

01/16/2013