WASHINGTON - The economy is continuing to expand in most parts of the United States, "but at a slow and uneven pace," the Federal Reserve Board said in a report issued yesterday.

The so-called beige book report, which is based on a survey of business conditions in the 12 Federal Reserve District banks, was prepared to aid deliberations by the 12-member Federal Open Market Committee that is scheduled to meet Nov. 17 to review monetary policy.

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