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    Green for Green: The Cost of Environmental Protection

    Green for Green: The Cost of Environmental Protection

    American concern for preserving natural resources and promoting sustainability has grown substantially during the past decade. This trend has spurred strong denizen support for government regulations that protect the environment from corporate exploitation, which has urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in particular to institute legislation that will hold businesses more accountable for their impacts […]

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    Transport in the US: Winners and Losers of a Continued Decline in Oil Prices

    Transport in the US: Winners and Losers of a Continued Decline in Oil Prices

    By James Crompton and Zachary Harris After hovering above $100.00 per barrel since 2011, the world price of crude oil has taken a sharp dive, falling progressively over the past several months to under $80.00 per barrel. Despite disruptions in global supplies due to unrest in much of the Middle East, global oil production has […]

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    Budgeting for Cold Weather Care and Maintenance

    Budgeting for Cold Weather Care and Maintenance

    Winter means colder temperatures, increased rainfall and snowfall and, for many businesses, paying for the seasonal products and services they need to combat the effects of winter weather on their daily operations. Fortunately, by understanding the dynamics of the markets for these products and services and forming a strategy for key winter purchases, businesses can […]

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    Booming: Industries benefiting from the aging population

    Booming: Industries benefiting from the aging population

    The US population is aging, driven by steady declines in the birth rate and increases in the average life expectancy. Moreover, the largest age demographic in the United States, the baby-boomer generation, is driving growth in the number of adults over 50. This generation is composed of individuals born between 1946 and 1964, who represent […]

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    Black Friday forecast looks bright; Cyber Monday sales expected to grow 15.0%

    Black Friday forecast looks bright; Cyber Monday sales expected to grow 15.0%

    The holiday shopping season will officially kick off at the end of this month, and shoppers will be gearing up to score some major deals. The stronger US economy, higher e-commerce sales and earlier store openings on Thanksgiving will boost retail spending during the upcoming holiday shopping period. Total spending over this year’s Black Friday […]

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    Natural Gas Prices Rising

    Natural Gas Prices Rising

    As seen in ISM’s Inside Supply Management By Agiimaa Kruchkin and Keiko Cadby Natural gas prices skyrocketed early this year because of the unusually cold winter that accelerated consumption and depleted natural gas reserves to their lowest levels since 2010. While prices came down over the summer, research firm IBISWorld projects natural gas prices will continue […]