Federal Reserve http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Temper The Economic Optimism For 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-temper-economic-optimism-2014 <p>The end of the year is always a time to take stock of what has transpired during the past year and what is likely to happen in the one about to begin.&nbsp; Let’s do so by considering several key economic measures.</p><p>Economic expansion limped along for another year.&nbsp; Gross Domestic Product (GDP), adjusted for inflation, is the best measure of the economy’s total output. It increased this year, but not nearly as fast as many would hope, especially three years out form the end of the Great Recession.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:06:03 +0000 R.W. Hafer 32499 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Temper The Economic Optimism For 2014 Federal Reserve Announces New Round Of Economic Stimulus http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/federal-reserve-announces-new-round-economic-stimulus <strong>Update at 12:31 p.m. ET. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:59:20 +0000 4591 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Federal Reserve Announces New Round Of Economic Stimulus St. Louis Federal Reserve district the exception in national economic summary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-federal-reserve-district-exception-national-economic-summary <p>The latest report by the Federal Reserve finds that there was slow to moderate growth in all the Federal Reserve districts, except St. Louis.</p><p>What&rsquo;s known as the&nbsp;Beige Book, or a summary of current economic conditions, is&nbsp;published by the United States&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Reserve_Board" title="Federal Reserve Board">Federal Reserve Board</a>&nbsp;eight times a year.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 00:22:38 +0000 Maria Altman 2582 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Federal Reserve district the exception in national economic summary