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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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Cyber Monday Sales Will Deliver a Blow to Black Friday Revenue

Cyber Monday Sales Will Deliver a Blow to Black Friday Revenue

Brick-and-mortar retail’s struggle to keep pace with e-commerce will be evident this holiday shopping season, as Cyber Monday spending booms and Black Friday sales bust. This year, IBISWorld expects that…
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Shopping for the Elite: Premium Products Play a Major Role in These Four Industries

Shopping for the Elite: Premium Products Play a Major Role in These Four Industries

When Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, a mobile revolution began. Over the next 10 years, much of the world had the power of the internet in their hands….
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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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Spooky Spending: Increased Disposable Income Will Drive Halloween Spending

Spooky Spending: Increased Disposable Income Will Drive Halloween Spending

Halloween spending will continue its upward trajectory this year, as splurging on festive treats is expected to increase 6.2% in 2017. Improvements in the macroeconomic climate and a rise in…
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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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2017 Second Quarter Macroeconomic Update: Solid Growth for Jobs and Trade

2017 Second Quarter Macroeconomic Update: Solid Growth for Jobs and Trade

Amid strong growth in nonresidential investment, increased consumer spending and a record-setting performance by the S&P 500, inflation-adjusted Gross Domestic Product (GDP) exhibited strong growth during the second quarter of…
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Effects of NAFTA Negotiations on Industries in Canada

For nearly 30 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has bound together the Canadian, US and Mexican economies, thus rendering the economic performance of industries across the continent…
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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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