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Apr 30, 2013

A Lot of Potential in US Manufacturing

There are compelling reasons to focus on US manufacturing in the coming days....More
Apr 25, 2013

Being in the Right Place at the Right Time

The potential rewards of a climbing stock market are available to those who purposefully seek them out....More
Apr 24, 2013

Is It the Great Green Fleet?

The Pentagon should let the private sector take the lead on developing economically-feasible biofuels....More
Apr 19, 2013

What Do All the Economic Headlines Mean?

Despite what the headlines may or may not say, we conclude that the US is still on track for a mild recession, just not yet....More
Apr 17, 2013

The IMF Cut Its Global Forecast -- What Does That Mean for Us?

While the IMF’s cut to its global forecast may garner headlines, the true story can be found in the economic leading indicators....More
Apr 11, 2013

A Quick Look at President Obama's Budget Proposal

The president’s budget proposal is not likely to pass Congress “as is,” but it does present his point of view and probably a rough idea of what we....More
Apr 09, 2013

Does US Government Spending Have a Multiplier Effect?

A recent economic study and the legacy of Margaret Thatcher remind us that the economy is growing because the free market system works, not because....More
Apr 04, 2013

Bad for the UK, Good for the US

The UK’s energy woes will benefit the US as a provider of low-cost energy....More
Apr 02, 2013

"The Corruption of Capitalism": Our Take on David Stockman's Op-Ed

David Stockman's recent op-ed on the future U.S. economy is wholly consistent with our long-range forecast of U.S. economic challenges....More
Mar 28, 2013

Market Share Gains Are a Priority for 2014

Don’t get carried away with extending economic good news in 2013 straight through 2014; there are signals of future cyclical risk....More
Mar 26, 2013

Watching the Road Signs for a Look Ahead

Plan for growth in most markets in 2013, but don’t be blind to the road signs that may tell us we have a different trend ahead for 2014....More
Mar 22, 2013

Thinking About Higher Interest Rates and Lower Taxes

It would be great if the US came to the realization that lower taxes are good for economic growth....More
Mar 19, 2013

Positive News from Europe -- Germans Balance the Budget

Germany’s ruling coalition is leading by example on budgets and deficit reduction....More
Mar 14, 2013

Swiss Egalitarianism Runs Amuck With Executive Pay Limits

Egalitarianism has run amuck as Switzerland puts in place extreme rules curbing executive pay and power....More
Mar 13, 2013

The China Housing Bubble

China faces two different housing problems which, with the announcement of new government intervention, will not drag on the economy in China....More

Brian Beaulieu

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...

Alan Beaulieu

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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