APR14 - THE GROWTH VIDEO WE SAW IN CLASS:

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THE GROWTH VIDEO WE SAW IN CLASS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo Beige Book: Companies Want to Pass on Higher Prices Higher costs for commodities and raw materials led some companies to raise prices, but the ability to pass on higher prices to consumers varied across regions and sectors. WHAT’S THE BEIGE BOOK? – REPORT THAT FED BANKS PUT TOGETHER before EACH FOMC MEETING ON NATIONAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND TRENDS By Kathleen Madigan THE U.S. LABOR MARKET IS IMPROVING, SAY RECENT DATA. NO, IT ISN’T, SAY U.S. CONSUMERS. MENTION OF STRUCTURAL VERSUS CYCLICAL BASIS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT. The disconnect poses a challenge to the outlook. Consumers suffering from job jitters are more reluctant to spend, and consumer spending remains the key engine to U.S. growth. When discussing jobs, most attention is given to the monthly employment report, issued the first Friday of each month. Payrolls have risen at a healthy 160,000 monthly rate so far this year. …. According to the March consumer confidence survey done by the
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APR14 - THE GROWTH VIDEO WE SAW IN CLASS:

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