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    Economic Clusters of Western and Southern United States

    Economic Clusters of Western and Southern United States

    The population distribution of the United States has been changing over the past decade. Currently, population distribution is gravitating toward the western and southern regions, driven largely by immigration flows and the movement of young people. The US Census Bureau reports that between 2000 and 2010, the West and South grew 13.8% and 14.3% respectively, […]

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    On the Campaign Trail to Higher Advertising Rates

    On the Campaign Trail to Higher Advertising Rates

    After three Super Tuesdays and 20 prime-time debates, 23 major party candidates have been whittled down to 5, and the United States is in the thick of the presidential campaign season. As November approaches and the remaining candidates make their pitch to the American people, political advertising will ramp up.  According to Borrell Associates, a […]

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    Slam Dunk Purchases: 4 Technologies to Implement While Prices Are in Decline

    Slam Dunk Purchases: 4 Technologies to Implement While Prices Are in Decline

    Intense competition and innovation among technology manufacturers and vendors has caused prices for many tech products and services to fall. First, increased competition from low cost imports has driven technology prices down. Additionally, developments in technology have made manufacturing cheaper and more efficient overall. Using its proprietary Procurement Data Wizard tool, IBISWorld has identified 4 […]

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    Flying south: Spring breakers will stimulate travel revenue in March

    Flying south: Spring breakers will stimulate travel revenue in March

    Bargain-hunting students are expected to spend over $1.7 billion on spring break this year. For many Americans, the month of March marks the start of daylight savings, seasonal allergies and spring cleaning. However, for nearly 20.0 million US college students, March means spring break. After months of hitting the books, many students will hit the […]

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    Growth Postponed: The Fed Rate and Its Impact on the Construction Sector

    Growth Postponed: The Fed Rate and Its Impact on the Construction Sector

    LOS ANGELES—March 17, 2016—Yesterday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) chose to delay an increase in the federal funds rate. This decision was based on uncertainties regarding growth in the global marketplace. Policymakers project that economic growth will be weaker than expected and inflation levels will remain low during 2016. Fed policymakers have adjusted their […]

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    Bottoms Up: Major Breweries Experience Record-High M&A

    Bottoms Up: Major Breweries Experience Record-High M&A

    Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has long been a fixture of alcoholic beverage industries. Recently, major producers, particularly breweries, have begun consolidating their operations more frequently than previous years. The effects of these consolidations have radically transformed the market for alcoholic beverages throughout the 21st century. Due to the pervasiveness of alcohol consumption, alcoholic beverage […]