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2014-09-23 08:24:25

- Chemical Activity Barometer averages 0.2 percent growth for third quarter - WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), continued to see an easing of growth this month, with a 0.1 percent gain over August as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). Growth for the third quarter stands at an average monthly gain of 0.2 percent compared to the strong 0.5 percent...

2014-08-28 16:23:27

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to passage of SB 1019 in the California legislature, the American Chemistry Council's North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) released the following statement: "SB 1019 does California consumers a great disservice. The bill fails to inform consumers that furniture sold in the state may no longer be protected from open-flame sources, such as candles, lighters, and matches. The bill also makes inaccurate claims...

2014-08-26 08:25:44

- Chemical Activity Barometer growth slows as consumer confidence ebbs - WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), continued to see moderated upward growth this month, with a 0.2 percent gain over July as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). This represented a deceleration from the 0.4 percent gain in July and an average gain of 0.5 percent for the first...

2014-08-22 12:22:04

Proposal to Lower the Standard Would Jeopardize Manufacturing Expansion WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Chemistry Council (ACC) Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs Michael Walls today testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority briefing in Lake Charles, La. regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) anticipated proposal to lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The...

2014-08-08 08:27:48

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced today that it has launched advertisements complimenting Senator Johnny Isakson for his leadership and endorsing Senate candidate David Perdue. The ads state that Senator Isakson and Mr. Perdue are the right team to help keep America's economy growing and create jobs in the Peach State. "Johnny Isakson and David Purdue are the kind of solid conservative leaders that Georgia needs in...

2014-08-01 08:23:08

Plastics Help Keep Food Fresher While Reducing Packaging Waste WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is peak season for road trips, which usually include plenty of snacks and beverages. But nobody wants to end the trip with spoiled food and heaps of waste. To help protect your food and the environment, Plastics Make it Possible(®) offers tips on how plastics can help reduce both food waste and packaging waste during long road trips....

2014-07-22 08:25:13

- Chemical Activity Barometer retains strong year-over-year growth; shows short-term tightening - WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) posted a 0.4 percent increase over June, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). The pace of growth was consistent with earlier growth logged in the second quarter. Year over year growth now stands at a 4.4 percent...

2014-06-25 08:23:23

Recycling Vending Machine Exchanges Plastic Bottle for T-shirt Made with Recycled Plastics at Denver's Coors Field-Plus Chance to Win $500 WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To encourage people to recycle more plastics, Plastics Make it Possible(®) is bringing its unique "recycling" vending machine to Coors Field in Denver, Colo. for today's baseball game. Fans can deposit a plastic beverage bottle into the vending machine for recycling in exchange for a free special-edition...

2014-06-24 12:29:55

- Chemical Activity Barometer shows weakened chemical equity prices due to crisis in Iraq; concerns remain regarding potential impact to energy prices - WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), continued its upward growth this month, with a 0.5 percent gain from May. Measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA), the CAB's 0.5 percent gain beat the average first...

2014-06-23 16:22:00

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Post has named the American Chemistry Council (ACC) one of its 2014 Top Workplaces. The award was presented to ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley at a reception on June 19, 2014 at Washington Post headquarters. The 2014 Top Workplaces were determined based solely on employee feedback through a survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a research firm specializing in organizational health and employee engagement. "Being named...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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