Final Note

Colorful snippets from the Fed’s ‘Beige Book’

Kai Ryssdal Sep 3, 2014
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Final Note

Colorful snippets from the Fed’s ‘Beige Book’

Kai Ryssdal Sep 3, 2014
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I actually enjoy reading about “The Beige Book,” the Federal Reserve’s regular look at regional slices of the American economy.

I know this makes me sound incredibly dull, but bear with me.

The latest installment came out today, and so we know (thanks to The Wall Street Journal):

–  Theme-park attendance in and around the Atlanta region was soft, because family vacations were delayed due to snow-day makeups at the end of the school year.

– Aerospace manufacturers near San Francisco are worried about titanium supplies, because of sanctions on Russia.

– A mildew outbreak in North Dakota may reduce sunflower yields. My personal favorite.

C’mon… fascinating, right?

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