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ACC's CAB up slightly in January

9:24 AM MST | January 26, 2016 | Jing Chen

ACC’s chemical activity barometer (CAB), a leading indicator of economic activity, was up slightly at 0.1% sequentially on a three-month moving average (3MMA) during January and 1.5% year-on-year (YOY) on a 3MMA. On an unadjusted basis, the CAB fell...

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