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Jun 25, 2014

Corporate Profit Blues

Corporate profits in the US took a nose dive in the first quarter of 2014. While this doesn’t indicate recession, plan on a milder rate of growth....More
Jun 09, 2014

ECB and Negative Interest Rates

With the historic action by the European Central Bank, here is an explanation of what the ECB’s action means in regards to negative interest rates....More
May 29, 2014

Trouble between EU and Russia Fails to Create Market for US Natural Gas

Investors high hopes of a quick return based on massive natural gas exports to Europe have been severely disappointed as the trouble between the EU....More
May 15, 2014

Retail Sales: A Closer Look at the Numbers

News channels painted a grimed picture for Retail Sales this week, but a closer look at the trends in Retail Sales reveals a different picture,....More
May 01, 2014

Good News out of Europe

An increase in European lending activity is good news for the global economy....More
Apr 29, 2014

Where is the Cheap Manufacturing?2

China no longer holds the low-cost manufacturing advantage....More
Apr 24, 2014

Margin Squeeze on Businesses

With rising costs creating a margin squeeze on businesses, now is the time to get ahead of the curve and invest in future labor and labor-saving....More
Apr 22, 2014

Taxes Do Matter1

Taxes are one of many important economic determinants when businesses decide where to operate or place their corporate HQ as seen in recent news....More
Apr 11, 2014

France is Catching On

Statements made by France’s new Prime Minister, Mr. Manuel Valls, about a necessary shift away from the higher taxes and increased government....More
Apr 10, 2014

Examining CEO Wages1

While headlines proclaim multi-million dollar salaries for CEOs, a deeper look at the data on CEO wages reveals a different picture....More
Apr 07, 2014

A Closer Look at the Job Numbers

Despite disappointing reports in broadcast media, the overall job numbers are very consistent with our projection of ongoing growth in consumer....More
Mar 27, 2014

A Strengthening Hand in the EU

While the Euro Zone shows improvement in its current account surplus, the US lags behind but still shows a positive trend in current account balance....More
Mar 20, 2014

A Look at February Factory Output

While the February US Total Manufacturing Index bounced back nicely from a disappointing January, a slower rate of rise is likely in the latter half....More
Mar 13, 2014

China: Spending Too Much

Credit and spending problems in China suggest that its economy will be less vibrant in the years to come. Be careful of your investments and of the....More
Mar 07, 2014

Employment is Climbing

The February employment data shows employment climbing. This data along with the recent uptick in other leading indicators tell us we should all....More

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Brian Beaulieu has been an economist with ITR Economics since 1982 and its CEO since 1987. He is also Chief Economist for Vistage International and TEC, global organizations comprised of over 13,000...

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