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Friday, April 18, 2014

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News & Advisories

Firms See Increased Business Activity in April

April 17, 2014 — Manufacturing activity increased in April, according to firms responding to the latest Business Outlook Survey. The general activity index increased to 16.6 this month from 9.0 last month. Firms were also asked about factors influencing their decision to remain in the Third Federal Reserve District. Read the report.

Business Conditions Index Updated

April 17, 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 4/12/2014.

Beige Book Released

April 16, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has released the Beige Book.External Link The Beige Book is a summary of anecdotal information on current economic conditions in each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. Read the Philadelphia summary.External Link

Business Conditions Index Updated

April 16, 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 March 2014.

Business Conditions Index Updated

April 10, 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 4/5/2014.

Speech: Simplicity, Transparency, and Market Discipline in Regulatory Reform

April 8, 2014 — President Plosser explores simplicity in regulatory rules, transparency in financial instruments, and the role of market forces in controlling risk-taking and enhancing supervision. Read the speech.

Analysis: March Unemployment Rate Nowcasts

April 7, 2014 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s March nowcasts predict that unemployment rates are expected to decrease in Pennsylvania and remain unchanged in New Jersey and Delaware. Read the report. PDF

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