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    Financing Services and The Fed’s Looming Rate Hike

    Financing Services and The Fed’s Looming Rate Hike

    With interest rates at historic lows and the economy performing well, the United States is at a crossroads with regard to fiscal policy – the outcome of which may significantly alter the financing capability of businesses across the country. Interest rates have a massive effect on the borrowing and leasing capability of owner-operators, midsize businesses […]

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    6 Industries Primed for M&A in 2015

    6 Industries Primed for M&A in 2015

    US merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is expected to continue at a dynamic pace during 2015, benefiting from favorable economic conditions, a changing industry landscape due to the introduction of new technologies and products, shifting industry regulations and rapidly changing market forces. These fundamental factors have already lifted M&A close to precrisis levels across a […]

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    Gaining the Upper Hand When Purchasing Oil & Gas Services

    Gaining the Upper Hand When Purchasing Oil & Gas Services

    As published in the Oil & Gas Financial Journal As US oil and gas production surges, demand and prices for related services are rising and lifting the importance of smart purchasing decisions. In 2013, the United States surpassed hydrocarbon-producing giants like Saudi Arabia and Russia to officially become the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas. […]

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    2014 Holiday Spending to Gro-ho-ho

    2014 Holiday Spending to Gro-ho-ho

    NEW YORK Rising consumer confidence and lower unemployment are likely to bring out the holiday spirit in economically conscious shoppers this snowy season. IBISWolrd projects that total revenue generated by holiday spending in December will increase 2.0% this year, totaling $70.9 billion, This is a sharp contrast to 2013, when a shortened holiday calendar, early […]

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    Navigating Risk and Change in Surface Transport Markets

    Navigating Risk and Change in Surface Transport Markets

    As shippers look to move their goods across the country and across oceans, demand for freight transportation has been rising faster than capacity in some markets. During the past decade, surface transport modes have increased their total share of the nation’s shipments, while airfreight’s share has declined. As surface transportation markets have grown in importance […]

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    400 Canadian Industry Reports Now Available from IBISWorld

    400 Canadian Industry Reports Now Available from IBISWorld

    NEW YORK — Securing recognition as Canada’s richest source of business and industry information, IBISWorld’s Canadian industry research reports collection tallied 400 publications this week. The collection, launched in April, now features reports on everything from oil drilling and coal mining to yoga studios, dating services and fast food restaurants. These reports are used by just […]