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      Questions about Chemical Safety? Mind the Science.

      Chemistry plays an essential role in the products and technologies we use every day. Innovations made possible by chemistry help enhance human health, protect the environment, save energy, and...

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (March 26, 2021)

      This week’s economic reports were few and centered in housing. Between the winter storms in February and relatively lean inventories, it was not surprising that both new and existing home sales fell back. Durable goods orders fell as well. Labor...

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (March 19, 2021)

      This week’s economic reports were decidedly negative and reflect the effects of the winter storm. February reports on retail sales, housing activity, and industrial production indicate that activity in each all fell back. This is likely transitory...

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      Domestic Manufacturing Is Focus of House Climate Hearing

      U.S. manufacturers are researching and investing in exciting new processes and technologies to reduce emissions in their companies and facilities, but these efforts will be wasted if policymakers don’t look at the big...

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      House Climate Hearing Zeroes In on Transportation

      It’s no secret that America’s aging infrastructure – including highways and roads, bridges, and ports – is in urgent need of...