Businesses Concerned About Trade Tensions, Fed’s Beige Book Says


WASHINGTON—Businesses voiced concern regarding mounting trade tensions, as recently imposed and proposed tariffs force companies to grapple with rising input costs, according to a Federal Reserve report released Wednesday.

Reports across the Federal Reserve’s 12 districts suggested the economy grew at a moderate pace at the end of summer, the Fed said in its latest roundup of anecdotal information about regional economic conditions known as the beige book. The report was based on information collected on or before Aug. 31….

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