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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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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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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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Game Time: Sector Spending on Super Bowl Advertising

Game Time: Sector Spending on Super Bowl Advertising

In 2016, 111.9 million people tuned in to witness the Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers in the historic Super Bowl 50. However, the milestone faceoff was especially significant in terms of advertising, as costs for a 30-second midgame commercial averaged $5.0 million. This record is anticipated to be exceeded in 2017 as despite consistent […]

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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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Is Your Network Protected? Cyber Crime in the Age of Information

Is Your Network Protected? Cyber Crime in the Age of Information

Within the last four years, online security and data breaches have grown increasingly threatening, compromising big name companies such as Target, Home Depot and Sony Corporation. Yahoo became the most recently identified victim of a major hacking in mid- December of 2016, although the breach dates back as far as 2013. The attack compromised 1.5 […]

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Negotiation Brief: Security Guard Services

Negotiation Brief: Security Guard Services

With revenue poised to reach more than $30 billion in 2017, it’s clear that the Security Guard Services market has been enjoying strong growth in recent years. With growing revenue bases, common buyers of security guard services such as educational institutions, healthcare facility operators and property managers have upped the amount they spend on this […]

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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 […]