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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 […]

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    Aiding Buyers in Fourth-Quarter Seasonal Purchases

    Aiding Buyers in Fourth-Quarter Seasonal Purchases

    With the winter and holiday season approaching, buyers are bundling up and preparing for some serious seasonal spending. The holiday season and fiscal year-end bring about a surge in demand in many markets, which can translate into higher prices and longer buying lead times for buyers. IBISWorld has identified and analyzed some common seasonal purchases, […]

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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 […]