Make Your Move http://www.industryweek.com/blog/29245/feed Leverage actionable -- and 94.7% accurate -- economic forecasts from ITR Economics, and spot unfolding business cycle trends before your competitors. en Corporate Profit Blues http://www.industryweek.com/blog/corporate-profit-blues <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 and a softer second half to your year if you are positively correlated to the economy. </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/corporate-profit-blues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/corporate-profit-blues#comments Make Your Move Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:57:00 +0000 140911 at http://www.industryweek.com ECB and Negative Interest Rates http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ecb-and-negative-interest-rates <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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.</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/ecb-and-negative-interest-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ecb-and-negative-interest-rates#comments Make Your Move Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:50:00 +0000 120941 at http://www.industryweek.com Trouble between EU and Russia Fails to Create Market for US Natural Gas http://www.industryweek.com/blog/trouble-between-eu-and-russia-fails-create-market-us-natural-gas <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 and Russia over Ukraine has not produced a market for US natural gas.</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/trouble-between-eu-and-russia-fails-create-market-us-natural-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/trouble-between-eu-and-russia-fails-create-market-us-natural-gas#comments Make Your Move Thu, 29 May 2014 19:38:00 +0000 120091 at http://www.industryweek.com Retail Sales: A Closer Look at the Numbers http://www.industryweek.com/blog/retail-sales-closer-look-numbers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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, consistent with our forecast for 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/retail-sales-closer-look-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/retail-sales-closer-look-numbers#comments Make Your Move Thu, 15 May 2014 13:53:00 +0000 119081 at http://www.industryweek.com Good News out of Europe http://www.industryweek.com/blog/good-news-out-europe <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>An increase in European lending activity is good news for the global economy.</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/good-news-out-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/good-news-out-europe#comments Make Your Move Thu, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 117941 at http://www.industryweek.com Where is the Cheap Manufacturing? http://www.industryweek.com/blog/where-cheap-manufacturing <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>China no longer holds the low-cost manufacturing advantage.</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/where-cheap-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/where-cheap-manufacturing#comments Make Your Move Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:33:00 +0000 117611 at http://www.industryweek.com Margin Squeeze on Businesses http://www.industryweek.com/blog/margin-squeeze-businesses <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>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 systems. </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/margin-squeeze-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/margin-squeeze-businesses#comments Make Your Move Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:25:00 +0000 117161 at http://www.industryweek.com 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="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