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    Reshoring: Myth or Reality?

    Reshoring: Myth or Reality?

    For decades, US companies in the manufacturing sector have increasingly sought to cut costs and improve profitability by offshoring and offshore outsourcing operations. Offshoring is the process in which companies base their operations overseas; offshore outsourcing is the process in which companies base part of their operations overseas and third-party companies are hired to perform […]

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    Top 8 Most Distressed Industries

    Top 8 Most Distressed Industries

    Written by By Will McKitterick, Darryle Ulama and Maksim Soshkin for the M&A Advisor‘s Distressed Investing Summit The following list comprises the most distressed industries in the US economy, curated using IBISWorld’s proprietary database. The industries are ranked by the fastest anticipated annualized rate of decline in the number of industry enterprises over the five years […]

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    Soaking Up the Impact of Cheaper Oil

    Soaking Up the Impact of Cheaper Oil

    Robust domestic oil production over recent years, coupled with OPEC’s decision not to cut output, has sent oil prices spiraling downward since July 2014. As US crude oil inventories continue climbing, oil producers worldwide fight to stay afloat amidst sliding prices and contracting profit margins. Even Saudi Arabia, the largest producer in OPEC, is considering […]

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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

    In late 2013, Target experienced a data breach of 46 million credit and debit card numbers. Cards were reissued, consumer assuredness was rattled and, ultimately, Target’s Chief Information Officer resigned. In September 2014, Home Depot confirmed that hackers had obtained 56 million credit card numbers. In response, Home Depot offered free credit monitoring to the […]

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    Drone industry hinges on defense spending and regulations

    Drone industry hinges on defense spending and regulations

    The US Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Manufacturing industry is at a crossroads. Industry manufacturers are expected to earn $3.5 billion in 2015, making the industry the largest of its kind in the world. However, UAV manufacturers are almost entirely dependent on constrained US defense spending, and regulations currently prevent the industry’s nascent commercial segment from […]

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    Mapping Canada’s Top Manufacturing Industries

    Mapping Canada’s Top Manufacturing Industries

    By Will McKitterick, Andrew Alvarez and Darryle Ulama Canada is home to a broad and diverse manufacturing sector. While not central to the country’s economy, manufacturing contributes substantially to the nation’s overall economic production and output. Furthermore, despite its decline over the past 10 years, Canada is still a world leader in manufacturing exports, research […]