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    oscars 2017 nominations

    Oscars 2017: How Movie Theaters Fare After the Nominations

      On January 24, 2017, the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards were announced over the first-ever global live-stream, hosted by esteemed actors, actresses, writers, directors and the president of the Motion Picture Academy of America.  However, before the nomination announcement had even finished, the Academy’s choices were already a lightning rod for conversation. La […]

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    proposed mexico tariff

    Proposed Mexico Tariff: Industry Winners and Losers

    On January 26, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the Trump Administration was considering imposing a 20.0% import tariff on Mexican goods. The Trump administration is currently weighing a number of options for comprehensive tax reform, of which a 20.0% import tariff is one proposal.  According to the United States International Trade Commission, general […]

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    Client Q&A with Paula Petersen, Procurement Director at PRIDE Industries

    Client Q&A with Paula Petersen, Procurement Director at PRIDE Industries

    This month, we caught up with Paula Petersen, Procurement Director at PRIDE Industries, to find out what’s going on in her world of procurement. IBISWorld: What challenge(s) do you and your company or department face right now? Paula Petersen: Even as a non-profit, we face margin and cost pressures, as we want to deliver the […]

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    Corporate Tax Reform

    Corporate Tax Reform: US Industries Set to Rise and Fall

    Since the 2016 presidential election, participants in the business community have eagerly awaited the arrival of 2017, in hopes that the now Republican-controlled White House and Congress may together finally bring about comprehensive corporate tax reform. At 35.0%, the United States has the highest corporate income tax of any country in the Organisation for Economic […]

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    Broken Heart: Valentine's Day Spending Expected to Fall in 2017

    Broken Heart: Valentine’s Day Spending Expected to Fall in 2017

    Consumers will leave retailers brokenhearted this Valentine’s Day, as IBISWorld anticipates holiday spending to contract 2.3% in 2017. Although the average consumer is only expected to cut their Valentine’s Day spending by $0.96 this year, the overall decline in holiday spending will stem from a drop in the number of shoppers participating in the special […]

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    IBISWorld Launches Fast Tracks

    IBISWorld Launches Fast Tracks

    At IBISWorld we’re always looking for ways to make your job easier! And, after an overwhelmingly positive response to our proposed redesign, we’ve changed the way you view our website. To fully integrate our proprietary procurement data with a step-by-step sourcing process – while also making website navigation easier and faster – we are introducing […]