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The Federal Reserve's Beige Book adds color to economic data

Apr 18, 2023
The influential update, also known as the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, comes out Wednesday.
Through interviews and surveys, the Beige Book tries to create a current snapshot of the economy.
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Business loans offer clues to where the economy is recovering

Sep 9, 2022
That's one takeaway from the latest Beige Book, a snapshot of the economy from the 12 Federal Reserve banks around the country.
Some regional Federal Reserve bank districts reported slowed lending in commercial real estate.
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Fed's Beige Book in focus as conversation about diversity continues

Jul 7, 2020
Many are questioning just how inclusive and diverse one of the Fed's regular reports on the economy is.
One criticism of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book is that it focuses on business owners and leaves out consumers.
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In a strong job market, some fed up workers are "ghosting" their employers

Dec 14, 2018
So many workers are disappearing without even a text message that they've caught the Fed's attention.
Commuters wait for trains at the Metro North Station in Greenwich, Connecticut.

It's that time again: the Fed's Beige Book is out

Jul 13, 2016
Fun anecdotes for economy nerds
What was she thinking when she read through it? 
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The Fed's Beige Book is actually pretty colorful

Apr 13, 2016
The publication illustrates the economy with some anecdotal notes.
It's that time of year when the Fed lets us in on some fun stories about the economy. 

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Fun facts from the Beige Book

Apr 15, 2015
The Federal Reserve released its eight-times-a-year regional look at the American economy.

Highlights from the Fed's beige book

Dec 3, 2014
It brims with economic tidbits on such things as hotel rates and e-commerce.

Colorful snippets from the Fed's 'Beige Book'

Sep 3, 2014
Really! They're interesting! We promise!

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