Christopher Condon

Government, Business

Fed Says Most Businesses Optimistic, Consumer Spending ‘Mixed’

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The U.S. economy grew at a modest pace through much of July and August, with companies remaining upbeat despite disruption caused by international trade disputes, a Federal Reserve survey found.

Christopher Condon | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2019
Government, Business

Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

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Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged, acknowledging inflation is close to target without indicating any intention to veer from their gradual path of interest-rate increases.

Christopher Condon | Bloomberg News
May 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Fed Says Tariff Concerns Cloud Otherwise Solid Growth Outlook

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New tariffs and concerns over widening trade disputes cast a shadow over the Federal Reserve’s most recent survey of U.S. businesses even as all 12 regions reported continued robust job growth with few signs of overheating.

Christopher Condon | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2018
Business

Factory Output Rebounds in February and Exceeds Estimates

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U.S. factory production bounced back in February, far exceeding analyst estimates and showing a key part of the economy is on track for steady growth this quarter, Federal Reserve data showed March 16.

Christopher Condon | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2018
Government, Business

US Economic Growth ‘Slight to Moderate’ in Recent Weeks

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Economic growth in recent weeks ranged from “slight to moderate” across the U.S. central bank’s regional districts as wages and inflation remained generally subdued, a Federal Reserve survey showed.

Christopher Condon | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2017
Government, Business

Fed Says US Growth Continues Modestly as Job Market Tightens

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The U.S. economy continued to expand modestly from late November through the end of 2016 as a tightening labor market helped lift wages and prices more broadly, a Federal Reserve survey showed.

Christopher Condon | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2017