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Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (November 8, 2019)

The reports this week were mixed. Consumer debt continued to advance (entirely on increases in non-revolving debt) and on an annual basis is growing faster than consumer spending. Following two months of increases, vehicle sales eased at the...

Enhancing Confidence in the Safety of Chemicals in Products

Chemistry plays an essential role in the products and technologies we use every day, from vital ingredients in thousands of consumer products to raw materials in manufacturing processes. Perhaps...

2020 National Trade Estimate Report: ACC Makes 21 Recommendations to Reduce Trade Barriers between the U.S. and 8 of its Trading Partners

Every year, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) welcomes recommendations from U.S. businesses and trade groups on ways to address trade and investment barriers in foreign markets....

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (November 1, 2019)

The reports this week were mixed. The employment report was positive and showed that payrolls continued to expand through October. Wage gains continued to outpace inflation which supports consumer spending. With more entrants into the labor force,...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (October 25, 2019)

There were only a handful of reports this week and those were largely negative. Home sales continued to soften in September despite lower mortgage rates and continued employment growth. Orders for new durable goods also declined by more than...