Manufacturing is uneven, livestock is steady and aircraft hits a bump
Energy outlook pessimistic, other markets stable
Planes, cars, fuel set pace for regional growth
Midwest activity shows strength, benefiting metals output, pricing
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas.
Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region on firmer footing heading into 2013
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C.
Recent macroeconomic data and investor sentiment across equity, debt and commodity markets suggest that the worst of the current recession, now over 18 months long, might be behind us.
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota
Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the District of Columbia
Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico
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