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April 2017 Chemical Activity Barometer Suggests Continued Growth Through 2017

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from the American Chemistry Council

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) marked the second quarter by posting a robust 5.6 percent year-over-year gain, suggesting continued growth through year-end 2017.

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What We Read Today 24 April 2017

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Infographic Of The Day: Comparison Of Population Density

You may have heard that the majority of the world's population actually lives within a relatively small circle that covers China, India, Japan, and other parts of Southeast Asia.

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Infographic Of The Day: Comparison Of Population Density

You may have heard that the majority of the world's population actually lives within a relatively small circle that covers China, India, Japan, and other parts of Southeast Asia.

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We spend most of our lives working and planning for retirement. When it's finally time to retire, finding the right place to live is key. WalletHub ranked the 50 states and Washington, DC. in order of best and worst places to retire. Analysts compared the states based on affordability, quality of life and health care. Within those three main categories, there were 31 additional metrics to rank the states.


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Typical Spring weather. There is a hint of El Nino gaining ground but there are other reasons for thinking that we may be setting up for an active Atlantic Tropical Storm Summer. Generally those two concepts do not coexist well but since Summer happens before Winter it might be possible.

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America's Gilded Age 2: On The Rocks

Written by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Money Strong

Some movies beg to be one and done.

No sequel. No Part II. No Redux. 1981's smash hit Arthur is a classic example of what happens when well is not left alone. There was never going to be a way to replicate the hilarity born of sublime scripting and delivery to say nothing of the perfectly unconventional combination of casting and direction.

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Final April 2017 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Slips but Remains Strong

by Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives/dshort.com

The latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through April 13. The headline number of 120.3 was a decrease from the final reading of 124.9 for March, a downward revision from 125.6. Today's number was below the Investing.com consensus of 122.5.

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