Fed Beige Book: Reports suggested continued growth in national economic activity between...

|By:, SA News Editor
Fed Beige Book: Reports suggested continued growth in national economic activity between mid-July and the end of August, but with "widespread signs of a deceleration compared with preceding periods. Economic growth at a modest pace was the most common characterization of overall conditions." Stocks pare gains: Dow +0.3% to 10372. S&P +0.52% to 1097. Nasdaq +0.71% to 2225.