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Insights From Our CEO: 10 Reasons There is No Russian Equivalency

Militarily speaking, Russia is a powerful country; some might say even on par with the US. We are economists, however, not politicians. Accordingly, we think in metrics and ...
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ITR Experts Say: Freight Rates on the Rise

Both US businesses and the consumer at large are engaged in a multiple-front battle with inflation. Prolonged acceleration at the global level (World Industrial Production has ...
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From the President's Desk: Is Debt About to Push the Economy into Recession?

Debt and More Debt! Corporate and consumer debt is growing. This cannot, and will not, continue with impunity in the years ahead. We are now sowing the seeds for a future ...
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What Are the Top Leading Indicators That ITR Uses?

We use leading indicators at ITR Economics to discern future business cycle movements. Our leading indicator analysis is distinct from our economic forecasting, but does inform ...
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From the President's Desk: That's Not Great News!

Single-Family Unit Housing Permits is a useful leading indicator of what will be happening in Single-Family Housing Starts, which is of course important to contractors, lumber ...
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ITR Experts Say: File It Under Unintended Consequences...

On Monday, June 25th, Harley-Davidson Inc. announced it would be moving some of its domestic production of European Union bound bikes overseas. Harley-Davidson cited recent ...
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