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    A Brief Introduction to Craft Beer

    A Brief Introduction to Craft Beer

    Craft beer ascendant A decade ago, few would have predicted that a collection of small, local breweries and brewpubs would pose a competitive threat to dominant US beer-making institutions like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors. With intense merger and acquisition activity throughout the 2000s turning these massive brewers into international behemoths, the Breweries industry has become increasingly […]

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    Export-Import Bank: Industries and Implications

    Export-Import Bank: Industries and Implications

    By Maksim Soshkin and Amal Ahmad The upcoming November elections have turned the renewal mandate for an 80-year-old credit agency into a hot topic. The Export-Import Bank, established in the wake of the Great Depression, is the national export credit agency of the United States. It aims to support US exports by providing financial assistance, […]

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    Endless Summer: How Six Seasonal Industries Stay Warm in Winter

    Endless Summer: How Six Seasonal Industries Stay Warm in Winter

    Warm weather facilitates family vacations, outdoor activities and cold refreshment sales, providing several industries with an opportunity to generate enough revenue to sail through the rest of the year. These seasonal industries struggle to remain lucrative throughout the winter months, as frigid temperatures and annual changes in consumer behavior challenge profitability. While many seasonal industry […]

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    Locking in Solutions: Building a Cost-Effective Security Plan

    Locking in Solutions: Building a Cost-Effective Security Plan

    Securing assets has become a top priority for many businesses; however, developing a security plan requires thorough evaluation and planning for companies to achieve savings. Following the lows of the recession, rising corporate profit has benefited businesses of all types during the past three years. Increased profit has contributed to all types of asset growth, […]

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    Exhibiting Efficiency: Cutting Costs as a Conference Attendee

    Exhibiting Efficiency: Cutting Costs as a Conference Attendee

    Attending a conference? Your company will be one of many contributing to the recent rise in US conference attendance. Rising corporate profit is the primary factor supporting this trend; increasing profit empowers companies to spend more capital on conferences and other events. As travel budgets have expanded in the wake of the recession, companies have […]

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    Retail Invasion: Canadian Industries Ripe for US Takeover

    Retail Invasion: Canadian Industries Ripe for US Takeover

    Bogged down by sluggish demand, lackluster growth opportunities and saturated markets at home, US retailers have set their sights on Canada to capitalize on a consumer base yearning for a greater selection of US brands. Canadian consumers appear ready to welcome US retailers, but a seemingly easy-win market for expansion is fraught with several hidden […]