Category: Analyst Insights

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Four Industries with Opportunities for Small Business Growth

Small businesses represent the driving force of the US economy. According to the US Small Business Administration, small businesses account for over 99.0% of all employer firms. While technological change…
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Bit by Bit: Blockchain Takeover

Since its introduction in 2009, deregulated cryptocurrency Bitcoin has brought the worldwide economy to the precipice of a currency revolution. Once nearly worthless, the value of one Bitcoin has swelled…
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NAFTA Negotiations: How Raising the De Minimis Threshold Could Affect the Retail Sector in Canada

NAFTA Negotiations: How Raising the De Minimis Threshold Could Affect the Retail Sector in Canada

Representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico have reconvened for an extended fourth round of negotiations regarding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On the…
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Slow Ride: The Stages of Post-Hurricane Recovery

Slow Ride: The Stages of Post-Hurricane Recovery

The hurricanes that have battered the US Southeast and Gulf Coast over the past two months have resulted in extensive damage, both human and economic. Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall…
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Three Industries Affected by Food Trends

American palates have shifted in recent years toward healthier and more diverse, premium products. This trend is especially perpetuated by the millennial generation, which increasingly demands products that have innovative…
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Hyperloop: Industries Potentially Affected by New Transportation Technology

Hyperloop: Industries Potentially Affected by New Transportation Technology

Since 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has talked about building Hyperloop, a high-speed, intercity transportation system. While conversation surrounding the system was relatively minimal in the years that followed, Musk…
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Negotiation Brief: Procurement Software

Negotiation Brief: Procurement Software

The procurement software market has grown in recent years due to its popularity among procurement professionals. A large number of buying markets use the software – ranging from manufacturers to…
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Easier, Safer and More Expensive: ELD Mandate to Increase Costs

Easier, Safer and More Expensive: ELD Mandate to Increase Costs

In 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a mandate that all commercial interstate vehicles install an electronic logging device to ensure compliance with hours-of-service laws. These laws, and…
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Industry Deep Dive: Grocery Stores

Industry Deep Dive: Grocery Stores

Amid controversial acquisitions, volatile agricultural prices and fad food crazes, the $611.9 billion Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry has remained one of the largest and most visible industries in the…
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Proposed Regulation Rollbacks Renew the Net Neutrality Debate

Proposed Regulation Rollbacks Renew the Net Neutrality Debate

Internet business is about to get another shakeup. On May 18, the Federal Communications Commission proposed rolling back net neutrality rules that regulate how internet service providers manage internet traffic….
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