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Apr 22, 2014

Taxes Do Matter

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 Wages

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
Mar 05, 2014

The Economic Impact of the Situation in Ukraine

While the situation in Ukraine remains a political issue, it is unlikely to develop into an economic one, both globally and for the US specifically....More
Feb 28, 2014

Camp's Tax Reform Plan

Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Dave Camp’s plan should serve as a realistic beginning to a long and necessary process of tax reform....More
Feb 26, 2014

A Tough January in the Housing Industry

January proved to be a tough month in the housing industry as new construction and existing home sales saw decline, an early indication that the....More
Feb 20, 2014

Report on the Minimum Wage Increase

The recent CBO report on the minimum wage increase is consistent with what Alan Beaulieu has been saying all along: most public policies help some....More
Feb 18, 2014

Troubles on the Job Horizon

An observed slowing in profit growth can be expected to pinch job growth through time. While not spelling doom for the economy, readers would do....More
Feb 14, 2014

Don't Be Misled by Headlines

Differing sets of data out of the Commerce Department can fuel misleading headlines. However, the US consumer continues to push the economy onward....More
Feb 11, 2014

Economy Larger Factor than Weather

Despite a firm belief that weather more greatly affects industries such as pool covers, yard tools, air conditioners and similar series, analysis of....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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One of the country’s most informed economists, Alan Beaulieu is a principal of the ITR Economics where he serves as President. ITR predicts future economic trends with 94.7% accuracy rate and...
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