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Is US Manufacturing Dead?

Is US manufacturing dead? Not exactly. Contrary to this often-repeated pronouncement, total US manufacturing production has more than doubled since the 1970s and is now close ...
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ITR Experts Say: The Economy and the Midterms

During the Q&A portion of our presentations, I and other ITR speakers invariably find ourselves being tugged toward the political sphere. Folks sometimes seem disappointed when ...
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ITR Experts Say: Benchmarking Your Performance Versus Your Markets

A valuable self-assessment tool, benchmarking provides firms a barometer of their performance relative to their markets or peers. At ITR Economics, we often help businesses ...
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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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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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