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ACC's Economic Outlook for the Week Ended August 8, 2008
8:18 AM MDT | September 8, 2008 | American Chemistry Council
American Chemistry Council
Macroeconomic Status Our running tab of positive indicators rose one to 10 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner. Existing Home Sales to 5.00 million units; ¯ 13.2% Y/Y New Home Sales 2.4% to 515,000 units; ¯ 35.3% Y/Y Consumer Confidence 5.0 points to 56.9 2Q GDP 3.3%; ¯ 2.2% Y/Y Personal Income ¯ 0.7%; 1.2% Y/Y (real) Consumer Spending 0.2%; 0.7% Y/Y (real) Durable Goods Orders 1.3%; 2.4% Y/Y Chicago PMI 7.1 points to 57.9 ...
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