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Federal Reserve Releases September Beige Book and Related Sound Clip


Audio highlights of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, which summarize economic conditions for the United States as a whole and the Fed's Eighth District, are available for downloading.  Produced in MP3 format, the entire audio clip can be accessed by logging on to:

The voice on the clip is that of St. Louis Fed senior economist Rubén Hernández-Murillo, who discusses the District’s situation regarding:

  • overall economic conditions;
  • consumer spending;
  • manufacturing;
  • automotive sales;
  • residential and commercial real estate; and
  • banking.

The full print edition of The Beige Book can be accessed online by logging on to: