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Commercial Construction Markets Coming Back
By Connor Lokar on July 15, 2021

Recent leading indicators suggest that nonresidential construction activity will be rebounding as we head into the second half of 2021 and beyond.

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Supply Chain Challenges and the Impact on the Auto Industry
By Taylor St. Germain on July 13, 2021

Supply chains are still struggling to catch up with demand coming out of pandemic, and that could not be more apparent for the automotive industry. Shortages of inputs, such as...

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May's PMI Reading: A Likely First Look at 2022 Slowdown
By Connor Lokar on June 15, 2021

We love rates-of-change at ITR Economics because they make the subtle seem obvious. The most recent reading for the US ISM PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) is an example of that. On the...

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Sustainable Energy is Not a Threat
By Lauren Saidel-Baker on June 11, 2021

The rise of renewable energy is a hot-button issue, and, as is all too often the case, the headlines can outrun the facts. There is a natural tendency to see change as a threat. Instead,...

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Natural Gas Prices Are Up – What About Production?
By Taylor St. Germain on June 8, 2021

So far, our forward-looking economic indicators have shown continuous improvement in 2021. Still, I continue to hear concerns about the state of oil and gas, specifically from a...

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Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Exacerbates Rising Fuel Cost Trend
By Connor Lokar on May 19, 2021

Global and US supply chains cannot catch a break in 2021. Following in the footsteps of February's southern-US deep freeze, the Suez Canal Blockage, and ongoing US West Coast port...

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