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      Category: Economic Trends

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (January 15, 2021)

      This economic reports were mixed. Retail sales disappointed as did the latest weekly new claims report. On the inflation front, consumer, producer and import prices continued to trend upwards. On the supply-side of the economy, small business...

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (January 8, 2021)

      This economic reports were mixed as we move into the first week of the new year. Nonfarm payrolls contracted in December for the first time since May as rising COVID cases and new restrictions dampened the labor market recovery, particularly in...

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (December 30, 2020)

      This economic reports over the past week and a half were mixed. Amid rising coronavirus cases and a slowly repairing labor market, consumer confidence has eased and, along with it, personal incomes and consumer spending. The housing market appears...

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (December 18, 2020)

      This week’s economic reports were mixed: the retail sales report and claims data disappointed, but industrial production in November improved again and the December regional surveys indicate further expansion, just at a slower pace. The housing...

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (December 11, 2020)

      This week’s economic reports were few and mixed. Wholesale trade and semiconductor sales continued at a fast clip. Inflation appears to remain tame. Small business optimism waned and the weekly labor market indicators were negative. Prices edged...