American City Business Journals - Free search engine that
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Federal Reserve Bank’s “Beige Book”-- Each Federal Reserve
district gathers local anecdotal information on current economic
conditions through reports from Bank and Branch directors and
interviews with key business contacts, economists, market
experts, and other sources; published 8 times/year.
R.S. Means, national source for construction cost data