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Three Retail Industries Withstanding E-commerce Pressure in Canada

Three Retail Industries Withstanding E-commerce Pressure in Canada

Various retail outlets across Canada have recently experienced the crunch of industry consolidation, and thus, lower profit margins, as consumers continue to shift their shopping habits away from browsing at…
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2017 First Quarter Macroeconomic Update

2017 First Quarter Macroeconomic Update

Defying forecasts but in line with recent trends, inflation-adjusted Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at a tepid seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1.2% through the first quarter of 2017, according…
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Hot Dog: Fourth of July Holiday Will Boost Revenue for Many US Industries

Hot Dog: Fourth of July Holiday Will Boost Revenue for Many US Industries

As summer moves into full swing, road trips, barbecues and outdoor activities capture the focus of the American public. Rising temperatures and longer days tend to shift consumer spending toward…
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The Bottom Line: The State of Consumer Credit in Canada

The Bottom Line: The State of Consumer Credit in Canada

 Historically low interest rates and increasing residential property values have created a set of conditions that have incentivized Canadians to take on higher levels of debt in recent years. Over…
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Open Internet: Industries Affected by Potential Net Neutrality Changes

Open Internet: Industries Affected by Potential Net Neutrality Changes

Net Neutrality is an internet freedom concept that prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from purposefully slowing internet connections, censoring internet content, and overseeing what websites and applications users can access….
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New Frontier: Canada Looks to Other Trade Regions Amid NAFTA Renegotiations

New Frontier: Canada Looks to Other Trade Regions Amid NAFTA Renegotiations

Canadian business uncertainty is high following the recent US election due to the Trump administration’s goal to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Canadian economy has relied…
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Top Five Distressed US Industries

Top Five Distressed US Industries

A growing online presence, volatile commodity costs and trade patterns have influenced the following five industries significantly. The industries are ranked by the quickest expected industry value added (IVA) declines,…
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NorCal vs. SoCal: Fastest Growing Industries by Region

NorCal vs. SoCal: Fastest Growing Industries by Region

From the Redwood Forest to the Baja Coast, California is home to a diverse array of climates, people and cultures. Although Californians collectively agree that the West Coast is the…
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Dodd-Frank Act: Seven Industries to Benefit from Potential Reform

Since the end of the presidential election, many businesses and banks have continually monitored what changes may come in the form of regulation. With a Republican-controlled White House and Congress,…
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Hoppy Go Lucky: Craft Beer vs. Cider on St. Patrick’s Day

Hoppy Go Lucky: Craft Beer vs. Cider on St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with festivities full of shamrocks, leprechauns, parades and beer. While Guinness, an Irish beer, remains a popular choice on this…
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