Beige Book: Southeast Economy Expanding, Inflation Pressures Remain Subdued

Beige Book: Southeast Economy Expanding, Inflation Pressures Remain Subdued

The Southeast economy grew moderately in May and June, with positive reports from the region's retail, automotive, tourism, and real estate contacts. Firms pointed to continued tightness in the labor market and subdued wage and input cost pressures.
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Business Inflation Expectations Reach 2.0 Percent

Business Inflation Expectations Reach 2.0 Percent

Firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the coming year, and inflation uncertainty dipped slightly to 2.2 percent, according to the Atlanta Fed's July business inflation expectations survey.
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Despite Rough Start to 2015, Economy Still on Track

Despite Rough Start to 2015, Economy Still on Track

The economy's weak performance in the first quarter was disappointing, but it does not materially change the Atlanta Fed's assessment of the economy in 2015, said executive vice president and research director Dave Altig during an ECONversations webcast on June 23.
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