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December 10, 2010
GDP grew 2.5% in the third quarter, according to the latest statistics, faster than analysts initially estimated. Consumer spending grew at an annualized rate of 2.8%, the fastest...
November 19, 2010
The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 2% in the third quarter, slightly above the 1.7% rate of the previous three months. There was mild acceleration in consumer spending, as...
November 1, 2010
The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 1.7% in the second quarter of 2010, compared with 3.7% in the first quarter, according to the latest estimate by the Bureau of Economic...
September 17, 2010
GDP grew about 1.6% in the second quarter, according to the most recent estimates, down considerably from the 3.7% expansion posted in the first quarter. The slowdown was due to a...
August 20, 2010
The initial estimate for second-quarter GDP growth is 2.4%, the slowest rate of gain since the recovery began in third-quarter 2009. GDP gained 3.7% in the first quarter. Analysts say...
July 9, 2010
According to the latest revision by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the economy grew at a 2.7% annual rate in the second quarter. This is a substantial 0.5% reduction from the initial...
June 11, 2010
The economy expanded 3% in the first quarter, slightly slower than initial estimates by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Profits grew rapidly, however, with operating earnings up 31%...
May 14, 2010
The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.2% in the first quarter, its third consecutive quarterly gain. Consumer spending rose 3.6%, up from the 1.6% posted in fourth quarter...
April 9, 2010
Corporate earnings bottomed out in the final quarter of 2008 and rose steadily throughout 2009, even as GDP contracted, according to the latest estimates by the Bureau of Economic...
March 12, 2010
The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 5.9% in the fourth quarter 2009, according to revised estimates by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Initial estimates pegged growth at...
February 12, 2010
The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 5.7% in fourth quarter 2009, far faster than the 2.2% rate in the third quarter. The increase was driven by sharp gains in capital...
January 22, 2010
Manufacturing continued to expand as 2009 drew to a close, and so far there are no indications of a “double-dip” back into recession. Sales of manufactured products rose 1%...
December 11, 2009
GDP rose at an annualized rate of 2.8% in the third quarter, according to the most recent estimates. Previous estimates had pegged the quarter’s GDP growth at 3.5%. The...
December 4, 2009
  CW now provides a weekly update of chemical prices in Asia. NAPHTHA   Naphtha prices in Asia surge - Sep 23, 2008   Asian open spec naphtha bid prices on Monday for...
November 13, 2009
The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, according to early estimates by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (Washington). The turnaround was fueled by a...
October 16, 2009
Industrial production rose 0.6% in August, after a 1.4% gain in July. Durables were up 0.5%, while nondurables advanced 0.7%. Chemical production rose 0.7%, its third consecutive...
September 18, 2009
Manufacturing output and orders increased in July, although inventories continued to shrink and employment losses mounted, albeit at a slower place than in previous months. Shipments...
August 21, 2009
GDP fell an annualized 1% during the second quarter, according to early government estimates, a mild decline compared with the 6.4% drop in the first quarter and the 5.4% drop in...
July 10, 2009
Shipments of manufactured products fell 0.9% in May, the tenth consecutive monthly drop. Sales of durable goods were down a steep 2.5%, while nondurables advanced 0.7%. However...
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