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Coronavirus and the Economy

With hundreds dead and new cases identified every day, we at ITR Economics do not wish to downplay the very real tragedy or serious threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak. ...
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Phase One and Phase C

It appears we are on track for the first meaningful de-escalation of the US-China trade war this week. President Donald Trump and China Vice Premier Lui He are planning to sign ...
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Bring Confidence, Not Coal, This Holiday Season

One of the most productive, but difficult, things an executive can do right now is lead with optimism. This is not an easy ask. As far as the economy is concerned, the tone ...
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Wholesale Slowdown

The Wholesale Inventory to Sales Ratio for Total Goods is rising, the latest signal that the slowdown occurring at the macroeconomic level is permeating all sectors of the US ...
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The Most Important Thing to Know About Jobs Reports

One of the most discussed and most politicized pieces of economic data is the jobs report, released early in each month by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. When the economy ...
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Construction 2020: The Year Ahead for Construction Markets

As we head into the final months of 2019, the construction cycles are shifting. The US housing market, down 3.2% from the same period a year ago, is currently in Phase D, ...
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