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News & Advisories

Firms See Increased Business Activity in August

August 21, 2014 — Manufacturing activity continued to grow in August, according to firms responding to the latest Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index of current general activity increased from a reading of 23.9 in July to 28.0 this month. The index has increased for three consecutive months and is at its highest reading since March 2011. Read the report.

Business Conditions Index Updated

August 21, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on initial jobless claims for the week ending 8/16/2014.

July's Coincident Indexes Show Increased Economic Activity in 41 States

August 20, 2014 — The Bank has released the coincident indexes, which measure current economic activity in each of the 50 states. In July, the indexes increased in 41 states, decreased in five, and remained stable in four states. Over the past three months, the indexes increased in 47 states, decreased in two, and remained stable in one. Read the report. PDF

Forecasters Hold the Line on Projections for Growth

August 15, 2014 — The outlook for growth in the U.S. economy over the next four years looks mostly unchanged from that of three months ago, according to 43 participants in the Third Quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters. Their expectations for the unemployment rate are more optimistic, and the forecasters see higher near-term inflation. Read the report.

Business Conditions Index Updated

August 15, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on industrial production for July 2014.

Business Conditions Index Updated

August 14, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on initial jobless claims for the week ending 8/9/2014.

Federal Reserve Board Proposes Rule Prohibiting Bank Mergers Exceeding Industry Liability Cap

August 12, 2014 — The Second Quarter 2014 issue of Banking Legislation and Policy highlights the Federal Reserve Board’s proposal that would prevent bank mergers if the ratio of the resulting financial institution’s liabilities exceeds the industry liability limit. Read the report.

Business Conditions Index Updated

August 7, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on initial jobless claims for the week ending 8/2/2014.

Summer 2014 Issue of Cascade Highlights Reinventing Conference

August 5, 2014 — The Summer 2014 issue of Cascade provides highlights from the 2014 Reinventing Older Communities conference. The major themes of intergenerational mobility and equitable growth and subthemes of education, employment, and revitalization appear throughout the issue. Read Cascade.

Business Conditions Index Updated

August 5, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Real-Time Data Research Center has updated the ADS business conditions index with information on real manufacturing and trade sales for May 2014.

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