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These Five Sectors Spend the Most on Super Bowl Advertising

In 2017, 111.3 million people tuned in to watch the New England Patriots mount a monumental comeback against the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl 51. While the game itself…
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Housing Halt: Interest Rates and Regulations Threaten Canadian Homeowners

Last year was a banner year for the Canadian economy. Across the board, macroeconomic indicators have been positive; the national unemployment rate declined to a 41-year low in December 2017,…
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Tax Time: The Effects of Trump’s Tax Bill and Corporate Profit

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 into law. Having gone into effect on January 1, 2018, the law’s provisions—most notably…
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Merger Mania: How Mergers and Acquisitions Can Transform Industries in 2018

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are extremely important for companies looking to expand their footprints or enter new markets. For example, Japan’s SoftBank Group acquired US-based Sprint Corporation in 2013, in…
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Canadian Agriculture Sector Set to Rebound in 2018

Merger and acquisition activity, while often distilled down to company-specific circumstances, can be meaningfully examined in the context of prices, demographics and industry trends. Particularly in the Canadian economy, where…
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Baby Steps: Online and Health-Based Trends That Are Altering Childcare Industries

To the benefit of many industries, the number of annual US births is on the rise. The cost of having a baby is a significant expense for most families; according…
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Price Check: Top Three Canadian Retail Industries Poised for Growth

Amid a growing economy, it is tough to pinpoint where exactly growth is concentrated. In particular, retail industries have been mired by the ongoing transition from brick-and-mortar establishments to the…
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Rebuild and Renew: Construction Industries Have Experienced Varying Growth

Since the housing bubble burst nearly 10 years ago, the residential and commercial real estate markets in the United States have both strongly rebounded. Aided by low interest rates, a…
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Why Supermarkets Are Increasingly Going Online

Supermarkets have long been the primary source for a constant and necessary component of consumers’ everyday lives: food. Whether it is running in quickly for a gallon of milk after…
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Q3 Macroeconomic Update: Rising Employment, Slowing Investment

The US economy experienced strong growth during the third quarter of 2017, as robust growth in nonresidential fixed investment and rising levels of Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) substantially offset declines…
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