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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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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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Five Canadian Industries to Rise and Fall in 2017

Five Canadian Industries to Rise and Fall in 2017

From high-profile mergers and acquisitions to the Olympics, 2016 was a whirlwind of a year. Along with larger political and cultural trends, decade low oil and steel prices, rising unemployment and strong technological advancements have contributed sizably to both the growth and decay of a wide variety of Canadian industries this past year. Demographic shifts […]

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Gig Economy: Industries Embracing Mobile-Enabled Business Models

Gig Economy: Industries Embracing Mobile-Enabled Business Models

Technology has always been a crucial component of industry development and efficiency. While innovations in alternative energy and automation have improved processes in manufacturing and utilities industries, the rise of the internet and mobile technology has transformed dynamics within the retail, wholesale and service sectors. Developments in mobile commerce have allowed manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers […]

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Tech Takeover: Internet of Things

Tech Takeover: Internet of Things

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas demonstrated the next frontier for consumer technology: smart, Wi-Fi-enabled devices for the home. The annual trade show, which was held from January 5 to 8, is known for showcasing and previewing the year’s newest and most exciting technologies, including new releases, as well as concepts and […]

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Five Franchises Expected to Outpace the Rest in 2017

Five Franchises Expected to Outpace the Rest in 2017

For many industries in the United States, the franchise model has become a popular way for large chains to increase their store footprint with relatively low capital investment. While franchising is generally associated with foodservice industries, such as coffee store franchises or sandwich and sub store franchises, franchising models are used across a range of many […]

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Technology Takeover: Auto Manufacturing

Technology Takeover: Auto Manufacturing

A period of rapid technological change in the automotive sector is anticipated to facilitate changes in the make-up of its constituent industries.  In particular, the US Automobile Electronics Manufacturing industry  has performed strongly in recent years, but is set to experience pressure from encroaching technology companies.  Samsung Group’s acquisition of Harman International Industries Inc. in […]

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Five New Year's Resolutions Poised to Benefit US Industries

Five New Year’s Resolutions Poised to Benefit US Industries

January 1 marks a turning point not only for consumers who choose to make immediate changes to their lifestyles, but also for the industries that stand to benefit from these sudden shifts in consumer behavior. While a healthier diet and more exercise are the perennial favorite New Year’s resolutions, many other key US industries generate […]

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2016 Third Quarter Macroeconomic Update

2016 Third Quarter Macroeconomic Update

Inflation-adjusted Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at an annualized rate of 3.2% in the third quarter, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), up from 1.4% in the previous quarter. Such growth is primarily a result of positive trends in consumer expenditure, private investment, a narrowing trade deficit and increases in government spending. However, […]

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10 US Industries Set To Rise and Fall in 2017

10 US Industries Set To Rise and Fall in 2017

From high-profile mergers and acquisitions to the Olympics and a historical US election, 2016 has been a whirlwind of a year. In addition to larger political and cultural trends, decade low oil and steel prices, falling unemployment, and rising technological advancements have contributed sizably to both the growth and decay of a wide variety of […]