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This series of essays articulates the Richmond Fed's views on issues of particular importance to the Fifth District and the national economy, and their policy implications:

Regional Surveys of Business Activity

Carolinas Surveys

Aug. 27, 2015 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Carolinas Business Activity Index Was Solid in August; Labor Demand Remained Firm


Aug. 27, 2015 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Remained Strong in August; Capital Expenditures Advances Sharply



Aug. 7, 2015 | Report

Snapshot, August 2015

The Fifth District economy improved slightly in recent months, with some strengthening conditions for area businesses, generally positive housing market indicators, but some softness in labor market reports.


Aug. 24, 2015

National Economic Indicators

The latest data on the national economy gathered by the Richmond Fed

Econ Focus - First Quarter 2015

Aug. 14, 2015 | Publication

Econ Focus, First Quarter 2015

Cover Story: The Secession Question
What are the economic costs and benefits of nations breaking apart?

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