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    Drone industry hinges on defense spending and regulations

    Drone industry hinges on defense spending and regulations

    The US Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Manufacturing industry is at a crossroads. Industry manufacturers are expected to earn $3.5 billion in 2015, making the industry the largest of its kind in the world. However, UAV manufacturers are almost entirely dependent on constrained US defense spending, and regulations currently prevent the industry’s nascent commercial segment from […]

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    Mapping Canada’s Top Manufacturing Industries

    Mapping Canada’s Top Manufacturing Industries

    By Will McKitterick, Andrew Alvarez and Darryle Ulama Canada is home to a broad and diverse manufacturing sector. While not central to the country’s economy, manufacturing contributes substantially to the nation’s overall economic production and output. Furthermore, despite its decline over the past 10 years, Canada is still a world leader in manufacturing exports, research […]

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    Business Resolutions in the New Year

    Business Resolutions in the New Year

    Entering 2015, individuals and businesses alike are making resolutions for a happier, healthier and more successful year. The resolutions that businesses make are often based on the same priorities that individuals pursue: to improve their health, bolster their image, get organized and reduce their environmental footprint. To aid companies in their pursuit of those New […]

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    Cutting edge: New healthcare technology cuts costs

    Cutting edge: New healthcare technology cuts costs

    While the advent of technology has shaped the healthcare sector over the past five years, evidenced by many healthcare providers rapidly adopting electronic health records (EHRs), the effects of technology have yet to be fully realized. Over the five years to 2020, the healthcare sector will increasingly harness new technologies to address problems currently afflicting […]

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    Wood Pulp and Paper Prices on the Rise

    Wood Pulp and Paper Prices on the Rise

    As originally published in Paper & Packaging International Wood pulp and paper prices are on the rise – hitting historically high levels, in fact – and expected to continue growing over the next three years, which is bad news for manufacturers that use these goods as inputs. In particular, growing wood pulp and paper prices […]

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    2014 Fourth Quarter Macroeconomic Update

    2014 Fourth Quarter Macroeconomic Update

    Driven by both nonresidential fixed investment and federal government spending, real GDP increased at an annual rate of 5.0% in the third quarter of 2014, according to the third estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). This reflects an increase from the BEA’s previous estimate of 3.9%, though the acceleration was partially offset […]