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From the President's Desk: Steel Supply, Demand, and Prices

Steel Prices, as measured by the Steel Scrap Producer Price Index, are expected to edge lower as demand wanes in the coming year. Producers are expected to trim prices as they ...
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ITR Experts Say: Potential Jobs Bombshell No Cause for Alarm

As of this writing, the current partial government shutdown has become the longest in US history, surpassing the previous record – set in 1995 – of 21 days. The shutdown has ...
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Manufacturing in 2019: Preparing for the Slowdown

The manufacturing sector prospered in 2018. Supported by favorable tailwinds associated with tax reform, business investment surged, and many manufacturing companies had their ...
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ITR Experts Say: Loaded for Bear

In December, the US stock market flirted with bear-market territory (typically defined as a 20-percent drop from a prior peak) before a meek rally closed the month, reeling it ...
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ITR Experts Say: Economic Growth Is All About People

During a recent interview for a podcast, I made the casual comment that "economic growth is all about people." The more people there are, the more products and services they ...
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From the President's Desk: Coal in Your Investment Stocking

“Retailers Power US Stocks back from the Bear Brink,” Bloomberg reported Dec. 26. That may be technically correct, depending on their calculus, but it will lead many to a false ...
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