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From the President's Desk: Strong Growth in the Wholesale Trade Sectors Can’t – and Won't – Last Forever

Total Wholesale Trade is running at an impressive 8.5% above this time last year (12/12 basis). The good news is apparent in both Durable Goods and Nondurable Goods, which have ...
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How Can the Trends Report™ Benefit my Business?

The ITR Economics Trends Report™ is a monthly publication that provides economic insights, forecasts, and strategies to give your business the edge. This industry-leading ...
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80/20 Business Transformation: What to Expect

In the mid-1980s, Illinois Tool Works (ITW) became the first company to embrace the Pareto Principle as a business operating model. The move paid off, leading to 25 years of ...
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ITR Experts Say: US Government Interest Costs Will Soon Surpass Military Spending

Set to overtake spending by the Department of Defense, the net interest on the national debt is currently the US government's fastest-growing major expense. According to the ...
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The Decade of Distress: It's Coming

The economy is shifting gears. The opportunities and challenges over the next 10-12 years will offer more upside potential and pose greater downside risks to our businesses and ...
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Insights From Our CEO: A 5% Spending Cut and the Wisdom of Charles Dickens

Three Things to Know On October 17, President Donald Trump told the press that he was asking his cabinet agencies to reduce their budgets for next year by 5%. He is to be ...
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