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ITR Experts Say: State Populations Pinpoint Pain, Potential

In a recent post, my colleague Alex Chausovsky outlined population's impact on economic growth on the global scale. He inspired me to turn to the domestic stage for an analysis ...
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Insights From Our CEO: The Silver Lining of a Slowdown

There are three reasons to see a silver lining in the cyclical slowdown of 2019: Interest rates in general will likely level off/decline The cost of carrying the national debt ...
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Director's Cut: Can You Buy Your Way Out of a Recession?

2019 is finally here, and bringing with it obstacles and opportunities. If you follow ITR Economics, you know we are expecting the US economy to generally grow during the first ...
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ITR Experts Say: Keep Your Eyes on China

The Chinese industrial economy is in a negative cyclical trend. China Industrial Production, ITR’s benchmark for economic activity in the country, was 6.3% above the year-ago ...
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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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