Economic Reports Beige Book

  • Beige book upbeat on jobs

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the latest details on the Fed beige book.

  • Beige Book: Growth modest to moderate

    The Federal Reserve is out with its Beige Book, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Beige Book: Consumer spending rises, drilling declines

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on February's Beige Book, which says the economy continued to expand in most regions.

  • Don't overlook overseas opportunities: Pros

    Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity Investments, and Anastasia Amoroso, JPMorgan Asset Management, provide perspective on the market's pullback ahead of key policy decisions by the Fed. This year the great opportunities may be in European and Japanese stocks, says Amoroso.

  • The 2% Economy?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and CNBC contributor Jimmy Pethokoukis, share their reaction to the Fed's Beige Book.

  • A U.S. flag flies on top of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the highlights from the Federal Reserve's Beige Book. The Fed says employment gains were widespread.

  • The Federal Reserve

    During congressional testimony on Tuesday and Wednesday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said she was "optimistic" on the slowly growing economy.

  • Fed 'lost in space': Santelli

    CNBC's Rick Santelli says he sees a huge disconnect between the economic data and the Fed's Beige Book.

  • Fed's Beige Book

    CNBC's Steve Liesman digs into the Fed's view of autos, retail, real estate and more from its Beige Book.

  • Yellen's dovish remarks help markets close at session highs

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the release of the Beige Book reiterated central bank support for the recovering economy, helping all three major indexes finish at session highs. Markets were already up at the open, thanks to positive pre-market housing news involving single-family component numbers as well as better-than-expected earnings from Bank of America.

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks trade in narrow range. Financials outperform for second day. Bank of America jumps five percent in two days.

  • Beige Book: Labor, weather & economy

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the Federal Reserve's Beige Book outlines the economics of bad winter weather, and current unemployment data.

  • Fed's Beige Book: Economy expanded at moderate pace

    The Federal Reserve's Beige Book revealed the economy is expanding at moderate pace, with some districts seeing pickup in growth. Retail sales also gained and the real estate market continues to improve. CNBC's Steve Liesman reports.

  • Beige Book: Retail sales gain in most districts

    Discussing the health of the U.S economy following the release of the Fed's Beige Book, with Bob Brusca, FAO Economics; Joseph Lavorgna, Deutsche Bank; and CNBC's Steve Liesman. Brusca says the service sector continues to show weak spending growth and very moderate job growth.

  • Beige Book: Some declines from govt. shutdown

    The Beige Book says the economy continues to expand at a modest to moderate pace, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Beige Book takeaway

    Dissecting August's Beige Book, and what it says about economic growth and the consumer, with David Lutz, Stifel Nicolaus; Dan Greenhaus, BTIG; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Beige Book: Real estate increased moderately

    CNBC's Steve Liesman digs into the details of August's Beige Book. The Fed says the economy expanded at a modest to moderate pace.

  • Beige Book stronger than economic data

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has breaking news on the fed's Beige Book. "Overall, the economy increased at a 'modest to moderate' pace."

  • Fed Expectations

    Greg Ip, U.S. Economics Editor, The Economist, and CNBC's Rick Santelli, look ahead to what Bernanke is likely to say next week following the Fed meeting.

  • A Strategy for Rising Rates

    Jeff Cox,, and David Sterman, Street Authority, discuss how to prepare your portfolio for the possibility of a rise in interest rates. Do rising rates mean an end to the rally?