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Check It Out: Four New First Research Industry Reports

Enough to make Emily Post cringe, the proliferation of electronic media has become a disrupting force in the greeting card market, which in the US has a combined annual revenue […]

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Foodfellas: Organized Crime Takes Root in Italy’s Agriculture Sector

The global olive oil market is being flooded with counterfeit products distributed by organized crime groups, which now control as much as one-third of Italy’s agricultural sector. The mafia reaped […]

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How Marketers Turn Unstructured Data into Profits

Marketers at companies all over the world are using “big data” to improve sales and marketing ROI. Executives are eager to cash in on the global explosion of social media […]

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Mobile Apps Help Hotels Streamline Guest Services

Staying at a big hotel or resort can be overwhelming. The long line to check in, the hidden charges and taxes, and getting enough clean towels can be confounding. But […]

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Trade With Cuba: Much More Than Cigars

US companies in sectors including agriculture, telecommunications, tourism, and construction are welcoming normalization of trade and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Many companies have long eyed the untapped economic potential of […]

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How Robots Will Change Global Manufacturing

Industrial robots have been in use for decades in industries like automotive manufacturing, but their high costs and specialized applications hindered more widespread adoption. However, a perfect storm of global […]

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Can Technology Fix the Water Shortage?

NASA is predicting a “megadrought” in the US, and the World Economic Forum has moved water crises to the top of its Global Risks impact list for 2015. Not surprisingly, […]

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BP’s Latest Report Has Good Energy News for the US Economy

Forget the low oil prices and the recent swoon in the number of oil rigs drilling in the Bakken and the Eagle Ford. The future of US-based energy (oil, natural […]

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Changing Demographics: The Elephant in the Room

The supply of labor — and hence demographics — drive economic growth, in addition to availability of land and capital. And while central banks have developed detailed models to predict responses to […]

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Google to Shake Up Wireless Market?

With plans to begin offering its own mobile phone plan directly to consumers, Google could shake up the wireless telecom market. So far the industry’s dominant business model is to […]