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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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ITR Experts Say: Economic Growth Is All About People

During a recent interview for a podcast, I made the casual comment that "economic growth is all about people." The more people there are, the more products and services they ...
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From the President's Desk: Coal in Your Investment Stocking

“Retailers Power US Stocks back from the Bear Brink,” Bloomberg reported Dec. 26. That may be technically correct, depending on their calculus, but it will lead many to a false ...
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Five Common Business Obstacles for Which Attendees Want Guidance

Planning a business presentation, conference, or annual meeting? It’s likely your goal is to provide your attendees with the insights they’ve been looking for. But what are the ...
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Insights From Our CEO: Timing Is Everything

2019 Oil Prices and the Impact of Saudi Arabia and Russia US Crude oil, West Texas Intermediate (WTI), cascaded $20 in November and into December. This morning, Dec. 18, the ...
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