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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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Manufacturing in 2019: Preparing for the Slowdown

The manufacturing sector prospered in 2018. Supported by favorable tailwinds associated with tax reform, business investment surged, and many manufacturing companies had their ...
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ITR Experts Say: Loaded for Bear

In December, the US stock market flirted with bear-market territory (typically defined as a 20-percent drop from a prior peak) before a meek rally closed the month, reeling it ...
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