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      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (July 16, 2021)

      It was a busy week and the economic reports were, for the large part, positive. The labor market continues to improve. Retail sales bounced back as more states reopened. Weakness in the supply chain, however, hampered some segments. Small business...

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      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (July 9, 2021)

      The economic reports were few, but all were positive. The services economy is expanding a still solid pace as is wholesale trade, and labor markets appear to be slowly returning towards normal. Turning to chemistry, global chemical industry...

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      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (July 2, 2021)

      And just like that, 2021 is half over; only 175 shopping days until Christmas. The economic reports were positive this week. Consumer confidence improved further. Construction spending edged lower, but moved up; light vehicle sales fell back as...

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      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (June 25, 2021)

      The economic reports were softer this week. The reports on home sales indicate a pullback in activity, which may reflect supply-side issues (limited inventories, labor/materials shortages, etc.) but also lessened affordability as prices have...

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      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (June 18, 2021)

      he economic reports were positive this week. Housing activity improved and there was a strong gain in the industrial sector. The regional manufacturing surveys indicate that momentum continued into June. There was a setback in the labor market, but...