[ARCHIVE] Make Your Move http://www.industryweek.com/blog/29245/feed 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/france-catching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/france-catching#comments [ARCHIVE] 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <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 [ARCHIVE] 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> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/employment-climbing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/employment-climbing#comments [ARCHIVE] Make Your Move Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:29:00 +0000 113161 at http://www.industryweek.com