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September 2015 Beige Book: Economy Continues to Grow?

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The consolidated economic report from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts (Beige Book) said that "economic activity continued expanding across most regions and sectors during the reporting period from July to mid-August". The previous report said "economic activity expanded from mid-May through June". It is hard to tell if overall growth rate went up or down - and the usefullness of the Beige Book is diminished when the Fed does not "guess" whether there was a change in the rate of growth.

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What We Read Today 01 September 2015

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July 2015 Manufacturing Is a Disaster

Written by Steven Hansen

US Census says manufacturing new orders improved. Our analysis says new orders crashed. Unadjusted unfilled orders' growth is now in CONTRACTION year-over-year. No matter how you cut the data, it is bad. The headline analysis is extremely misleading this month.

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