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Economic Activity in Manufacturing Slows in July

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector slipped in July, according to the latest Manufacturing ISMョ Report On Businessョ.

"The July PMIョ registered 58.1 percent, a decrease of 2.1 percentage points from the June reading of 60.2 percent. The New Orders Index registered 60.2 percent, a decrease of 3.3 percentage points from the June reading of 63.5 ...

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Nonresidential Fixed Investment Surges in Second Quarter, Says ABC

According to a recent report by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the U.S. economy expanded at an annualized 4.1 percent rate during the second quarter of 2018--the fastest rate of quarterly growth since the second quarter of 2014. ABC provided an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data.

“We are encouraged by the economic conditions in the construction industry,” sa...

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Global Chemicals Production Remains High

Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) show that the global chemical industry ended the second quarter on a good note. ACC's Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that global chemicals production rose 0.4 percent in June, following a 0.9 percent gain in May and drops in t...

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