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      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (April 23, 2021)

      This week’s economic reports were few and centered in housing. Existing home sales eased but new home sales skyrocketed during the month. There simply is little inventory for sale. The one regional manufacturing survey confirms that industrial...

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (April 16, 2021)

      This week’s economic reports were upbeat. Retail sales rebounded sharply, aided by stimulus monies, strong job growth and increasing consumer confidence. Housing rebounded as did small business optimism and industrial production. Regional...

      PFAS Action Act Takes a Misguided Approach

      PFAS (or Fluorotechnology) are a large and diverse universe of chemistries that make possible the products that power our lives — the cellphones, tablets and telecommunications we use every day...


      Countdown to Climate Summit Begins

      As we welcome spring, we’re reminded that Earth Day is just around the corner. On April 22 and 23, President Biden will host a gathering of world leaders at...

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      Chemical Safety: Putting Hard Lessons to the Test

      When it comes to restoring the trust of neighbors after an accident at a chemical facility, applying the hard lessons that result from an incident can make all the...