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US Housing and Nonresidential Construction: A Tale of Two Sectors

If you are keeping up to date with ITR Economics and the ITR Trends Report™, you see that the housing and nonresidential segments of US construction are at very different ...
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Our Economic Neighbors: Canada and Mexico

North America is quite the economic powerhouse. It holds 6.5% of the world’s population while realizing 28.0% percent of its Gross Domestic Profit (GDP). In terms of ...
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Retail Sales: A Waning Consumer

There are different pictures to paint for the retail industry in 2019, depending on the sector you’re looking at. While some outlooks are sunnier than others, the overarching ...
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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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2019-2020: The Other Side of 2018

The business cycle is shifting, and the transition is occurring now. Accordingly, we all need to shift our thinking in anticipation of where the business cycle is taking us.
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80/20 Business Transformation: What to Expect

In the mid-1980s, Illinois Tool Works (ITW) became the first company to embrace the Pareto Principle as a business operating model. The move paid off, leading to 25 years of ...
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