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Director's Cut: Don't Enter the Race to the Bottom

We’re quickly approaching Thanksgiving, and with it, Black Friday. Ah, Black Friday – that magical day when retailers battle to capture a portion of the consumer’s holiday ...
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ITR Trends Report: Four Major Sectors, Four Indispensable Values

Packed with economic insights, forecasts, Management Objectives™, and strategies, our monthly ITR Economics Trends Report™ gives your business the edge. This industry-leading ...
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ITR Experts Say: Time for a Checkup With Dr. Copper

Objectivity is one of the key traits of a good doctor. Physicians tell patients what they need to know, not what they want to hear. Sometimes the patient needs to know a hard ...
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ITR Experts Say: New Ship Fuel Requirements Could Affect You

Impending regulation changes by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have the potential to increase global shipping fuel costs by up to 25% as supply and ...
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Insights From Our CEO: When a Search Becomes a Leading Indicator

Three Things to Know We utilize all sorts of leading indicators. Some are traditional (e.g., the Purchasing Managers Index), some are international (G7 Leading Indicator), and ...
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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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