Make Your Move http://www.industryweek.com/blog/29245/feed en Taxes Do Matter http://www.industryweek.com/blog/taxes-do-matter <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Taxes are one of many important economic determinants when businesses decide where to operate or place their corporate HQ as seen in recent news about Walgreen Co, the giant drugstore chain operator.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/taxes-do-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/taxes-do-matter#comments Make Your Move Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:11:00 +0000 117021 at http://www.industryweek.com France is Catching On http://www.industryweek.com/blog/france-catching <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Statements made by France’s new Prime Minister, Mr. Manuel Valls, about a necessary shift away from the higher taxes and increased government spending of his predecessor bode well for ITR Economics’ forecast for a better economic environment in the latter half of 2015 for the European Union.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/france-catching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/france-catching#comments Make Your Move Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:09:00 +0000 116201 at http://www.industryweek.com Examining CEO Wages http://www.industryweek.com/blog/examining-ceo-wages <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>While headlines proclaim multi-million dollar salaries for CEOs, a deeper look at the data on CEO wages reveals a different picture.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/examining-ceo-wages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/examining-ceo-wages#comments Make Your Move Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:27:00 +0000 116111 at http://www.industryweek.com A Closer Look at the Job Numbers http://www.industryweek.com/blog/closer-look-job-numbers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Despite disappointing reports in broadcast media, the overall job numbers are very consistent with our projection of ongoing growth in consumer spending, which translates into more growth for the overall economy through the middle of this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/closer-look-job-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/closer-look-job-numbers#comments Make Your Move Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:01:00 +0000 115791 at http://www.industryweek.com A Strengthening Hand in the EU http://www.industryweek.com/blog/strengthening-hand-eu <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/strengthening-hand-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/strengthening-hand-eu#comments Global Economy Make Your Move Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:58:00 +0000 115001 at http://www.industryweek.com A Look at February Factory Output http://www.industryweek.com/blog/look-february-factory-output <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 of 2014 based on our outlook for global growth later this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/look-february-factory-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/look-february-factory-output#comments Make Your Move Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:50:00 +0000 114251 at http://www.industryweek.com China: Spending Too Much http://www.industryweek.com/blog/china-spending-too-much <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 growth projections. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/china-spending-too-much" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/china-spending-too-much#comments Make Your Move Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:03:00 +0000 113671 at http://www.industryweek.com Employment is Climbing http://www.industryweek.com/blog/employment-climbing <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The February employment data shows employment climbing. This data along with the recent uptick in other leading indicators tell us we should all look for the economy to slow down, but not break down, in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/employment-climbing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/employment-climbing#comments Make Your Move Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:29:00 +0000 113161 at http://www.industryweek.com The Economic Impact of the Situation in Ukraine http://www.industryweek.com/blog/economic-impact-situation-ukraine <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/economic-impact-situation-ukraine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/economic-impact-situation-ukraine#comments Trade Global Economy Supply Chain Make Your Move Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:19:00 +0000 112891 at http://www.industryweek.com Camp's Tax Reform Plan http://www.industryweek.com/blog/camps-tax-reform-plan <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 if Washington were in the mood to compromise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/camps-tax-reform-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/camps-tax-reform-plan#comments Make Your Move Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:29:00 +0000 112471 at http://www.industryweek.com A Tough January in the Housing Industry http://www.industryweek.com/blog/tough-january-housing-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 macro environment is softening.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/tough-january-housing-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/tough-january-housing-industry#comments Make Your Move Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:08:00 +0000 112151 at http://www.industryweek.com Report on the Minimum Wage Increase http://www.industryweek.com/blog/report-minimum-wage-increase <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 and hurt others. The minimum wage increase is one such policy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/report-minimum-wage-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/report-minimum-wage-increase#comments Make Your Move Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:08:00 +0000 111691 at http://www.industryweek.com Troubles on the Job Horizon http://www.industryweek.com/blog/troubles-job-horizon <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 well to watch their cash balances now and cash projections in the latter half of 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/troubles-job-horizon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/troubles-job-horizon#comments Make Your Move Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:39:00 +0000 111461 at http://www.industryweek.com Don't Be Misled by Headlines http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dont-be-misled-headlines <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Differing sets of data out of the Commerce Department can fuel misleading headlines. However, the US consumer continues to push the economy onward and upward.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dont-be-misled-headlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dont-be-misled-headlines#comments Make Your Move Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:46:00 +0000 111291 at http://www.industryweek.com Economy Larger Factor than Weather http://www.industryweek.com/blog/economy-larger-factor-weather <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Despite a firm belief that weather more greatly affects industries such as pool covers, yard tools, air conditioners and similar series, analysis of manufacturer, distributor and retail sales over decades reveals the economy is a significantly larger factor than the weather.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/make-your-move">Make Your Move</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/economy-larger-factor-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/economy-larger-factor-weather#comments Make Your Move Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:54:00 +0000 110921 at http://www.industryweek.com