Industry Market Trends

Year-End Tax Tips for Small Businesses

December 17, 2009

The end of the year can be a crucial time for reducing looming tax expenses and putting your 2009 finances in order. Taking effective steps now could mean significant tax savings in the coming year. Read More

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Industrial Production Rose More than Expected in November

December 16, 2009

Industrial production rose 0.8 percent last month, the strongest gain since August, according to the Federal Reserve this week. Still, industrial output has fallen 5.1 percent over the past year. Read More

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The Road to Recovery for Packaging Machinery

December 15, 2009

Orders for packaging machinery may have decelerated recently, but signs point to growth opportunities for packaging machinery manufacturers in the coming two years, according to the latest industry figures. Read More

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Coping with Information Overload

December 15, 2009

We deal with it every single day, from ringing phones to full in-boxes: information overload. In all its various forms, it's becoming increasingly difficult to cope with this stressor in today's digitally dependent workplace. Read More

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Pack Trends for a New Year

December 15, 2009

Reduced consumer spending along with businesses' cost-cutting initiatives frequently put innovation efforts on the back burner throughout this difficult year. Yet the packaging industry has found ways to remain dynamic and reactive to shifting market needs. Here we look at some of the key packaging developments that have shaped the industry in 2009, as well as emerging trends that may play a significant role in packaging in the coming year. Read More

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Buyology: Truth and Lies about Why We Buy

December 15, 2009

Based on the single largest neuromarketing study ever conducted, Buyology provides a primer on what neuroscience research can tell marketers and consumers about how selling and buying works. Read More

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Casualties of the Economy: Holiday Bonuses and Office Parties

December 15, 2009

Although economic conditions are gradually improving, most companies are not in a festive mood just yet. This holiday season, businesses are expected to continue cutting back on bonuses, perks and office celebrations. Read More