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Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (January 10, 2020)

The reports were mixed. Looking at the supply-side of the economy, the ISM report on the broader non-manufacturing side of the economy shows an improvement in activity. Turning to demand, light vehicle sales eased but are still at relatively good...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (January 3, 2020)

The reports over the past two weeks were mixed. Housing continues on a roll and is likely to surprise to the upside this year. Publically-funded construction also is providing a boost. Despite easing last month, consumer confidence is still at an...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (December 20, 2019)

The reports were positive for the most part. Consumer incomes and spending both rose solidly moving in to the end of 2020. As we’ve mentioned before, housing may surprise to the upside and the latest report reflects the positive movements in this...


EPA Hits Another TSCA Milestone with High Priority Designations

Since enactment three and a half years ago, EPA has been hard at work effectively and efficiently implementing the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (December 13, 2019)

The reports this week were mixed. Retail sales came in weaker than expected, but may reflect, in part, a later-than-usual start to the holiday shopping season. Unexpectedly, producer prices were flat for the month. Both consumer and import prices...