WASHINGTON — Most of the twelve Federal Reserve districts reported continued modest economic growth in August and September, with healthy tourism and improved residential real estate conditions somewhat offset by mixed reports on consumer spending and manufacturing, according to the Beige Book, released by the Federal Reserve Wednesday.

"The New York district noted a leveling off in economic activity, and Kansas City indicated some slowing in the pace of growth," the report states. "In general, other districts reported that growth continued at a modest pace."

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