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ACC's Economic Outlook for the Week Ended Jan. 6, 2012

10:06 AM MST | January 9, 2012 | American Chemistry

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators rose to 17 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Confidence up 9.3 points to 64.5 Nonā€Farm Payrolls up 200,000 Unemployment Rate down 0.2 points to 8.5% Light Vehicle Sales – flat – 13.6 millionā€unit pace Construction Spending up 1.2%; up 0.5% Y/Y Global Semiconductor Sales down 2.4%; down 3.1% Y/Y Factory Orders up 1.8%; up 11.4% Y/Y Chicago PMI down 0.1 points to 62.5 (expanding) Central Atlantic Manufacturing up 3 points to 3 Texas Manufacturing up 4.8...

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