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ACC's economic outlook for the week ended 13 September

10:34 AM MDT | September 16, 2013 | American Chemistry Council

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained stable at 15 of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Debt up 0.4%; up 5.8% Y/Y Import Prices –flat-; down 0.4% Y/Y Producer Prices up 0.3%; up 1.4% Y/Y Retail Sales up 0.2%; up 4.7% Y/Y Wholesale Trade up 0.1%; up 5.7% Y/Y Business Inventories up 0.4%; up 3.2% Y/Y Small Business Optimism down 0.1 points to 94.0 OECD CLI+6 up 0.0%; up 3.8% Y/Y BUSINESS OF CHEMISTRY STATUS For the business of chemistry, the indicators bring to mind a yellow (with a greenish tint)...

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