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2014-04-24 16:31:44

PLEASANTON, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SSD) today announced its first quarter 2014 results. Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2014, Compared with the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 Overview Net sales increased 9.1% to $168.3 million for the first quarter of 2014 from $154.3 million for the first quarter of 2013. The Company had net income of $12.1 million for the first quarter of 2014 compared to...

2009-09-29 12:15:54

The British economy shrank 0.6 percent in the second quarter, in line with expectations, the Office of National Statistics said Tuesday. The number is an improvement over the previous estimate of a 0.7 percent second quarter decline. Many economists are now predicting the British GDP grew in the third quarter, The Times of London reported Tuesday. The ONS sharply revised its construction sector estimate of a 2.2 percent decline to an 0.8 percent decline. Overall, many areas of the British...

2009-09-15 11:19:17

The Producer Price Index for finished goods in the United States rose 1.7 percent in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. The price advancement follows a 0.9 percent decline in July. In June, prices rose 1.8 percent. The index has swung up and down. Through August, prices rose in five months of 2009 and fell in three. In August, core prices, which exclude energy and food items, rose 0.2 percent after falling 0.1 percent in July. Energy prices in August rose 8 percent,...

2009-09-11 12:14:20

The U.S. Department of Labor said import prices rose 2 percent in August, pushed by a sharp rise in petroleum prices. Petroleum import prices rose 9.8 percent during the month, while non-petroleum import prices rose 0.4 percent, the department said. Export prices rose 0.7 percent in the month, with a 0.2 percent rise in agricultural export prices and a 0.8 percent rise in non-agricultural export prices, the report said. Import prices have risen for five of the past six months, but have still...

2009-08-18 11:00:49

The Producer Price Index for finished goods in the United States fell nearly 1 percent in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. The 0.9 percent drop in prices follows gains of 1.8 percent in June and 0.2 percent in May, the bureau said. Core prices, which exclude energy and food items, shrank 0.1 percent after rising 0.5 percent in June. Energy prices in July fell 2.4 percent, while food prices for producers dropped 1.5 percent. The figures may concern policy makers keeping...

2009-08-18 11:07:05

Bulgaria's gross domestic product in the second quarter dropped 4.8 percent compared with the same period last year, the statistics office said. The Bulgarian economy began registering declines in the last quarter of 2008 when its GDP fell 1.6 percent, followed by a drop of 3.5 percent in the first three months of this year. The second-quarter decline was attributed mainly to poor output in the industrial and farming sectors, the Bulgarian news agency SNA reported Tuesday quoting statistics...

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