WASHINGTON — With the economy “expanding moderately” despite a slowdown of foreign economies, the Federal Open Market Committee’s projections remained unchanged and the FOMC agreed to incorporate information about its projections of appropriate monetary policy into public releases beginning this month, according to minutes of the committee’s Dec. 13 meeting, released Tuesday.

Members noted a dip in the November unemployment rate to 8.6% and advancing consumer spending, but businesses’ fixed investment “appeared to be decelerating,” and home sales and construction levels remained low.

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