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Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (October 23, 2020)

This week’s economic reports were few in number and focused primarily on the housing market. Existing home sales surged to their highest level in 14 years powered by record-low mortgage rates and demand driven by new geographic patterns for work...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (October 16, 2020)

This week’s economic reports were mixed. Consumer, producer and import prices all moved up but inflation (as measured by rear earlier comparisons) remains muted. Small business optimism improved. Retail sales had another gain and exceeded...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (October 9, 2020)

This week’s economic reports were few in number and positive. The non-manufacturing side of the economy rose for the fourth month in a row and at a stronger pace. Light vehicle sales -- an indicator because it measures both the demand- and...

1, 4-Dioxane and the Need for EPA to Lead on Consistent National Guidance

In 2016, Congress passed amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), with one key piece requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the best available science and...

ACC Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day

Last month, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating today Energy Efficiency Day, “in celebration of the economic and environmental benefits that have been driven by private sector innovation...