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    IBISWorld Sector Analysis: Manufacturing

    IBISWorld Sector Analysis: Manufacturing

    The demise of American manufacturing has become a familiar headline. Technological change, deregulation, outsourcing and increasingly competitive foreign producers all continue to do their part in hollowing out the US industrial base. For instance, over the 10-year period to 2015, manufacturing’s share of the US economy (as measured by value added*) is expected to fall from […]

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    New Tariffs on Chinese Solar Cells Could Raise Costs for US Buyers

    New Tariffs on Chinese Solar Cells Could Raise Costs for US Buyers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES – July 14, 2015 – In an effort to quell the dumping of Chinese solar products and provide US manufacturers with a more level playing field, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) has imposed new punitive tariffs on Chinese solar product manufacturers. The DOC’s July 8 ruling calls for antidumping […]

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    Fueling Change: What You Should Know About the Cap-and-Trade Program

    Fueling Change: What You Should Know About the Cap-and-Trade Program

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES—July 8, 2015—According to the California Air Resources Board (ARB), tail pipe emissions comprise nearly 40% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In an effort to reduce these emissions amid growing environmental concerns, California enacted its Cap-and-Trade program, which went into effect on January 1, 2015 and pertains to heating and […]

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    Innovation & Smart Spending Mean Cost Savings for Hospitality

    Innovation & Smart Spending Mean Cost Savings for Hospitality

    With the summer in full swing and the economy continuing its recovery, consumers are loosening up their purse strings and spending more on travel, dining out and various events. In fact, IBISWorld estimates consumer spending will increase a steady 3.3% per year on average through 2018. In turn, rising foot traffic into restaurants and hotels […]

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    Export-Import Bank: Industries and Implications

    Export-Import Bank: Industries and Implications

    Political divisions in Congress have turned the renewal mandate for an 81-year-old credit agency into a hot topic. The Export-Import Bank, established in the wake of the Great Depression, is the national export credit agency of the United States. It aims to support US exports by providing financial assistance, including direct loans and loan guarantees, […]

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    TPP Focus: Trade with Asia-Pacific

    TPP Focus: Trade with Asia-Pacific

    The ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one step closer to being realized, as the Senate voted to end a filibuster on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), granting the Executive branch fast-track powers when negotiating trade bills with the 11 Pacific Rim countries currently on board. The TPP has been in the works since 2005 and is […]