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    Serving Up Diversity: Major trends in the food-services sector

    Serving Up Diversity: Major trends in the food-services sector

    Switching out the American menu The food-services sector is constantly evolving, as restaurants cater to changing consumer preferences, new lifestyle choices and demographic shifts. The trend toward health consciousness, coupled with an increasing interest in gourmet and high-quality cuisine, is inducing food-service operators to adopt value-added options, such as gluten-free foods, farm-to-table restaurant models and […]

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    Fireworks Display: Five Industries Helping to Power the US Economy

    Fireworks Display: Five Industries Helping to Power the US Economy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As millions of Americans prepare to commemorate more than 200 years of independence with barbecues, picnics and parades, Uncle Sam has a more recent triumph to celebrate this 4th of July: the nation’s hard-won recovery from the Great Recession. A broad range of industries – some well established and others still in […]

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    Benefiting from the Disruption in Data Mining Software

    Benefiting from the Disruption in Data Mining Software

     As seen in CFO Magazine. While recent innovations in the software sector have significantly boosted capabilities for most software products, free open-source software solutions have made an even bigger splash. More than half of all data mining tasks are now conducted using open-source software, displacing the purchase of proprietary software. Analysis from market research firm IBISWorld estimates the adoption […]

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    Borrowing Balance: New Regulations Raise Prices, Lower Risk

    Borrowing Balance: New Regulations Raise Prices, Lower Risk

    The Great Recession undoubtedly shook the financial landscape; even today, the events leading up to the recession and the recession itself continue to play a role in the creation of new regulation, changing the way in which financial service providers do business. Although these changes have resulted in rising prices for borrowers, the regulations benefit […]

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    Geopolitical Tension Benefits US Defense Industries

    Geopolitical Tension Benefits US Defense Industries

    NEW YORK —Rising geopolitical tensions, coupled with rapid economic growth in emerging markets, have pushed up demand for US arms exports to an all-time high, ultimately benefiting US defense manufactures. After over a decade of consistent Pentagon budget increases, defense contractors are finally coming to terms with a new era of austerity not experienced since […]

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    Wage Fright: The Minimum Wage’s Impact on Price Growth

    Wage Fright: The Minimum Wage’s Impact on Price Growth

    Fast food worker protests, continued calls for reform from the White House and a recent slew of state and local legislation raising wage floors have thrust the minimum wage into the national spotlight. As usual, the issue is highly politicized, and the effects of a minimum wage increase are vehemently debated between political parties and […]