April 14th, 2010
05:49 PM ET

Fed sees signs of improvement

The economy showed modest signs of life in recent weeks, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday in its latest summary of regional economic conditions.

Economic activity expanded "somewhat" in 11 of the central bank's 12 districts, according to the latest edition of the Fed's Beige Book, released Wednesday. St. Louis was the exception, reporting "softened" economic conditions.

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