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    E-Commerce VS Brick and Mortar: Shoe Industry

    E-Commerce VS Brick and Mortar: Shoe Industry

    The Shoe Stores industry is expected to flourish in coming years, but online sales will surpass brick-and-mortar retailers. Storefront Shoe retailers have taken forward strides despite a challenging retail market. Sales for the Shoe Stores industry have sizably outperformed most other traditional apparel-retailing industries. While shoe-store operators have contended with difficulties such as consumers’ shift […]

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    5 Industries Cash In on Pumpkin Spice Craze

    5 Industries Cash In on Pumpkin Spice Craze

    Pumpkin spice flavored food, drink and other miscellaneous products have inundated the autumn product lines of several key industries for quite a few years now. This year, the trend seems to be back in full force even before the leaves turn brown; by mid-August, several stores and coffee shops began advertising pumpkin-spiced everything, effectively ushering […]

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    IBISWorld 2016 General Election Spotlight

    IBISWorld 2016 General Election Spotlight

    November 8, 2016 will mark the end of one of the most aberrant Presidential election seasons in recent memory. The crowded field of presidential hopefuls that began the race last year has finally dwindled down to two: Democratic nominee and former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Republican nominee and multibillionaire businessman, Donald J. […]

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    The FOMC Continues its Hold on Rates

    The FOMC Continues its Hold on Rates

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted to leave the target range for the federal funds rate unchanged at 0.25 to 0.50 percent following meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Despite a strengthening labor market, inflation has remained below the central bank’s two percent goal, which underpinned the FOMC’s decision to uphold the […]

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    The Tightening Labor Market

    The Tightening Labor Market

    As originally published in ISM’s Inside Supply Management Despite benefiting from an overall expanding economy, some U.S. businesses are facing a growing labor shortage. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were only 1.4 unemployed individuals per job opening in June. This figure is down from the 1.6 unemployed persons […]

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    Bankruptcy Woes: Hanjin Makes Waves Across the World

    Bankruptcy Woes: Hanjin Makes Waves Across the World

    The world’s seventh-largest deep sea cargo transportation carrier, Hanjin Shipping, filed for court receivership — a form of bankruptcy protection — on August 31 and chaos has promptly ensued. While the situation is still developing, the ripple effects and atmosphere of uncertainty have already affected a number of businesses and markets across the globe. The […]