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Beige Book


  • Beige Book: Expansion at moderate to modest pace Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Building

    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   Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 2:02 PM ET
    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   Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    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.

  • Financials a standout despite narrow trading range Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 4:08 PM ET
    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   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    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   Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 2:02 PM ET
    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   Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 2:02 PM ET
    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   Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
    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   Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:02 PM ET
    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   Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
    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   Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:01 PM ET
    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   Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 4:10 PM ET
    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   Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 3:36 PM ET
    A Strategy for Rising Rates

    Jeff Cox, CNBC.com, 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?

  • Monday Market Watch, Taper Time   Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 8:30 AM ET
    Monday Market Watch, Taper Time

    CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli look at the economic data leading into the week. The CNBC Fed flash poll: When is QE likely to taper? With Ben White, Politico; Dan Colarusso, Reuters; and Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider.

  • Kocherlakota Urges Fed to Focus on 'Real' Rate   Friday, 17 May 2013 | 1:48 PM ET
    Kocherlakota Urges Fed to Focus on 'Real' Rate

    Narayana Kocherlakota of the Minneapolis Fed says the FOMC still has not lowered the "real" interest rate sufficiently, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Closing Bell Exchange   Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Closing Bell Exchange

    Insight on the day's market action, with Ed Butowsky, Chapwood Investments; Bruce McCain, Key Private Bank; and CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.

  • Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged   Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 2:15 PM ET
    Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged

    The Fed will continue purchases of MBS at a pace of $40 billion per month, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

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    Chain stores report their August sales Thursday, providing  a good look at how the discouraged U.S. consumer behaved during the important back-to-school shopping period.

  • Even GOP Convention Is Buzzing About the Fed Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 8:29 PM ET
    Bernanke at Jackson Hole in 2010 when he hinted about QE2

    The Republican Party is using the Federal Reserve as a piñata in Tampa this week, criticizing its policies, but Wall Street just wants another dose of easing.