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ITR Experts Say: Who Owns the US National Debt?

Direct liabilities of the United States government are often referred to as the "national debt." There are a variety of terms used to refer to the national debt, such as the ...
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ITR Experts Say: No Rate Hikes This Year?

Inflationary pressures had a significant impact on business profitability in 2018. A tight labor market drove wages higher, and regulatory changes contributed to double-digit ...
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Shrinking Margins in a Slowing Market

Companies involved in the electrical equipment industry are seemingly doing well. The annual rate-of-change (12/12) for US Electrical Equipment Production (excluding ...
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Two Ways Manufacturers Can Mitigate the Slowdown

The business-cycle peak is coming to the manufacturing sector. ITR’s forecasts have been calling for it since last year, and leading indicators signal that it will likely occur ...
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Visible Signs of the European Slowdown

The European industrial economy is on the back side of the business cycle. The slowdown started in early 2018, according to the year-over-year rate-of-change data for Europe ...
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ITR Experts Say: 2019 Is All About What YOU Do!

Complacency has long been the enemy of success in business. It causes the best of us to lose focus, stop listening and learning, develop a false sense of entitlement, and, ...
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