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2014-02-21 08:27:10

DUBLIN, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/twx9ht/affluent_consumer ) has announced the addition of the "Affluent Consumer Tracking Study" subscription to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) A quarterly report about what products and brands luxury consumers are buying and how much they spend on luxuriesIn today's hyper-competitive environment, market research is not an option; it...

2013-07-23 08:24:51

? Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) signals moderately-improving U.S. economy in second-half - WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Growth of the U.S. economy is moving from "slow" to "moderate," according to the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released today. The economic indicator, shown to lead U.S. business cycles by an average of eight months at cycle peaks, increased 0.2 percent over June on a three-month moving...

2013-06-25 08:23:28

? Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) strengthens in June - WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. economy continues its slow growth, according to the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) released today. The economic indicator, shown to lead U.S. business cycles by an average of eight months at cycle peaks, increased 0.3 percent over May on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. The barometer is up 3.5 percent over a...

2013-06-06 16:22:56

More Indigent Patients Sought Treatment Though Care Remained Free CHICAGO, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When health care reform in Thailand increased payments to public hospitals for indigent care, more poor people sought medical treatment and infant mortality was reduced, even though the cost of medical care remained free for the poor, a new study shows. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100914/DC63872LOGO) The study, "The Great Equalizer: Health Care Access...

2013-05-21 08:23:31

? Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) notches tenth consecutive monthly gain -- WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tempered expansion of the U.S. economy continues, according to the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) released today. The economic indicator, shown to lead U.S. business cycles by an average of eight months at cycle peaks, increased 0.1 percent over April on a three month moving average (3MMA) basis. This is the...

2013-03-26 08:23:48

? Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) up nearly 3 percent year over year - WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) released today continued to show a slowly expanding U.S. economy, increasing 0.4 percent over February on a three month moving average (3MMA) basis. The year over year 3MMA showed a 2.9 percent gain over March 2012. CAB readings for November through February were each revised upwards...

2013-02-26 08:23:53

? Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) up nearly 3 percent year over year - WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) released today continued to show a slowly expanding U.S. economy, increasing 0.6 percent over January on a three month moving average (3MMA) basis. The year over year 3MMA showed a 2.9 percent gain over February 2012. The CAB is a leading economic indicator derived from a composite...

2012-12-18 08:23:55

-- Barometer up 2.8 percent year over year on 3 month-moving average (3MMA) -- -- Subpar expansion constrained by uncertainty surrounding fiscal cliff -- WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today released its Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator derived from a composite index of chemical industry activity. The December CAB (3MMA) remained stable, showing no change over last month. This followed four...

2012-10-23 07:24:59

- STRONG CAB INCREASE OF 0.6%: MARKS FOUR CONSECUTIVE MONTHLY GAINS, ECONOMIC GROWTH EXPECTED IN 2013 - - Improving CAB driven by further rises in construction-related indicators; suggests U.S. housing recovery is sustainable. - Further positive signs suggest consumer confidence improving; risks remain. WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today released the fifth monthly report of its Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a...

2012-09-25 02:22:23

--Similarities to 2010 and 2011 growth cycles hint at economic 'Charlie Brown' effect-- WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today released its monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator derived from a composite index of chemical industry activity. The September CAB showed a 0.3 percent growth over the previous month. This represents the third consecutive monthly increase in the CAB, and follows small...