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September 25, 2015
ACC’s US chemical production regional index (CPRI) rose by 0.4% in August, following a 0.3% gain in July, a 0.2% gain in June, and a 0.3% decline in May. The outputs of organic...
May 22, 2015
US chemical production was flat in April, according to the ACC’s US Chemical Regional Production Index (CPRI). The index, a three-month moving average, was also flat in March after registering a 0.2% gain in February....
July 20, 2012
0perating earnings of U.S. corporations fell 0.3% in the first quarter of 2012—the first drop since the recovery in earnings that began in early 2009. Profits have more than...
June 18, 2012
Real GDP rose at a 1.9% annual rate in the first quarter of 2012, down from 3% in the final three months of last year. The original estimate for the first quarter was 2.2%. Consumer...
May 11, 2012
U.S. GDP grew at a 2.2% annual rate in the first quarter of 2012, well below the 3% rate recorded in the final quarter of 2011. On the positive side, consumer spending rose at a 2.9%...
April 20, 2012
corporate operating earnings rose 0.9% in the fourth quarter, after increasing 1.7% in the third. The slowdown was the result of a sharp drop in earnings from overseas. Domestic...
March 16, 2012
The second estimate of fourth-quarter 2011 GDP shows growth of 3%, up from the initial calculation of 2.8%. The contours of growth did not change: a relatively slow expansion in...
February 10, 2012
The U.S. economy ended 2011 on a relatively strong note. Growth was very weak at 0.4% in the first quarter of 2011. The final quarter registered a 2.8% gain in real GDP. In the fourth...
January 20, 2012
the U.S. economy grew 1.8% in the third quarter, the latest GDP estimate. Third-quarter growth initially was calculated at 2.5%, significantly above the 1.3% recorded in the second...
December 19, 2011
The economy grew at a 2% annual rate in the third quarter, ahead of the 1.3% rate in the second quarter, but below the initial estimate of 2.5% for the most recent period. Although...
October 28, 2011
The third, and more or less final, estimate for the growth in U.S. GDP during the second quarter came in at 1.3%, compared with the second estimate of 1% and the initial compilation of...
September 9, 2011
There is little good news emanating from government or private sector reports. The data indicate that the economy has stalled or is heading for another downturn. The latest GDP release...
August 19, 2011
GDP grew 0.4% in the first quarter, significantly less than the initial estimate of 1.9%. Initial second-quarter estimates peg GDP growth at an annualized 1.3%. Consumer spending was...
July 22, 2011
U.S. GDP advanced 1.9% in the first quarter, slightly faster than earlier estimates but below the 3.1% growth rate recorded in fourth-quarter 2010. Growth slowed on deceleration in...
June 10, 2011
The U.S. economy slowed in the first quarter, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ revised estimate of GDP growth. GDP grew 1.8%, compared with 3.1% in fourth quarter...
May 13, 2011
GDP advanced 1.8% in the first quarter, according to the latest estimates, significantly slower than the 3.1% recorded in fourth-quarter 2010 and the slowest rate of growth since the...
April 15, 2011
The latest estimate for fourth-quarter 2010 GDP is for an increase of 3.1%. GDP grew 2.9% for the entire year, following a drop of 2.6% in 2009 and no growth in 2008. The expansion in...
March 11, 2011
Real GDP grew at an annualized rate of 2.8% in fourth-quarter 2010 and gained 2.8% for the entire year. Fourth-quarter growth was slightly lower than the previous forecast of 3.2% due...
February 11, 2011
The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.2% in the fourth quarter of 2010, following a 2.6% expansion in the third quarter. Consumer spending advanced 4.4%, the highest...
January 21, 2011
Real GDP rose at an annualized rate of 2.6% in the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest data by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Earnings expanded 1.6% in the third quarter...
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