Summary Box: US economy logs uneven growth

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Posted: Oct 20, 2010 6:02 PM
Summary Box: US economy logs uneven growth

NOT UNIFORM: The U.S. economy grew unevenly in early fall, with more than half the regions of the country expanding modestly while others struggled to grow, according to a new Federal Reserve survey.

BIG PICTURE: The survey indicated that the economy isn't weakening but is growing too sluggishly to drive down high unemployment, now at 9.6 percent.

HELP ON THE WAY: To strengthen growth, the Fed is widely expected to launch a new stimulus program at its Nov. 2-3 meeting.