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    Texas’s High-Performing Industries

    Texas’s High-Performing Industries

    Written for the RMA Texas 2014 Spring Conference In terms of economic growth, the well worn saying “Everything is bigger in Texas” has held true over the past five years. While the US recovery from the recession has been long and slow, the Texas economy is outpacing its national counterpart, both in economic output and […]

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    Manufacturers Brace for the Impact of Healthcare Reform

    Manufacturers Brace for the Impact of Healthcare Reform

    As seen in IndustryWeek. Ever since its passage in March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been a hot topic of debate, creating a lot of uncertainty among medical suppliers, payers and consumers. With key provisions going into effect this year, a wave of structural changes are expected in the US health system […]

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    Pedal to the Metal: Rising Steel Costs Affect Product Prices

    Pedal to the Metal: Rising Steel Costs Affect Product Prices

    As a primary input for many construction and industrial equipment products, steel exhibited a significant degree of price volatility in the midst of the Great Recession. As the construction and industrial industries tanked, demand for steel followed suit, with prices plunging 25.1% in 2009. Steel prices bounced back strongly the following two years; however, the […]

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    Mobile World: Five Industries to Cash In on Changing Preferences

    Mobile World: Five Industries to Cash In on Changing Preferences

    Since the introduction of the Apple iPhone in 2007, smartphones have skyrocketed in popularity. In the five-year period from 2009 to 2014, the number of mobile internet connections is expected to grow at a rapid annualized rate of 36.8% to 234.2 million, which includes all broadband internet capable devices, such as smartphones and tablets. As […]

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    Peter Weinstein, Partner at Stern Cohen LLP

    Peter Weinstein, Partner at Stern Cohen LLP

    This month, IBISWorld caught up with Peter Weinstein, manager of Stern Cohen Valuations Inc., Stern Cohen LLP‘s business and intellectual property valuation, litigation support and transfer pricing service line. IW: What challenge(s) do you and your company or department face right now? PW: Stern Cohen has resisted the merger/buyout trend and remained independent.  As a result, we don’t […]

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    Distressed Industries

    Distressed Industries

    Written for The M&A Advisor Distressed Investing Summit The US economy has made a slow but steady recovery from the Great Recession over the past five years. Consumer spending has grown at a healthy rate as incomes have recovered and consumer confidence has improved. Meanwhile, the nation’s businesses are as profitable as ever. These higher […]