Articles by tag: inflation

Are Supply Chain Disruptions Impacting Consumer Behavior? Inflation Could be the Bigger Culprit.

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  A recent survey by o9 Solutions reveals significant shifts in consumer behavior due to supply chain disruptions, with over half reporting direct impacts on purchasing Read more


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Closing the Loop: Our Sustainable Commitment to Circular Economy
December 6, 2023

This video focuses on EcoLOK4, a groundbreaking product by CONTROLTEK that exemplifies innovation in sustainability. It highlights the process of transforming landfill waste into new deposit bags, with 90% of each bag’s material being repurposed trash. This initiative not only reduces waste but also closes the sustainability loop, demonstrating CONTROLTEK’s commitment to environmentally friendly […]

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From DJ to HVAC Digital Media Dynamo: Combining of Digital Media and Skilled Trades with Clifton Beck
December 6, 2023

Straight Outta Crumpton hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar delve into the evolving world of digital media skilled trades with Clifton Beck, Manager of Digital Media at the ESCO Institute. This episode offers a unique perspective on integrating digital media into traditional trades, highlighting the importance of adapting to technological advancements in the industry. […]

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Ntracts Inc.’s David Paschall and Stephanie Haywood contract lifecycle management
Contract Life Cycle Management is Coming Out on Top, as Healthcare Providers Increasingly Rely on the Tool
December 6, 2023

The healthcare industry is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by the need to improve patient experiences, access, and outcomes. Amidst this shift, contract lifecycle management (CLM) is emerging as a critical tool for healthcare providers. With the increasing pressure on cost management and compliance, healthcare organizations are seeking solutions that streamline operations and enhance […]

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Are Supply Chain Disruptions Impacting Consumer Behavior? Inflation Could be the Bigger Culprit.
November 17, 2023

A recent survey by o9 Solutions reveals significant shifts in consumer behavior due to supply chain disruptions, with over half reporting direct impacts on purchasing habits. Amidst rising costs, many are halting purchases or seeking more cost-effective alternatives, signaling a critical moment for industries to reassess and innovate their supply chain strategies​. In the […]

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Debt and Inflation is Disrupting Higher Education, Shifting the Tide in Confidence and College Enrollment
October 10, 2023

Even in a fast-paced world powered by 5G, AI, and global interdependence, there is still one institution that remains central to the dreams of many: higher education. However, despite technological advancements promising greater access to knowledge, there’s a pressing question: Is the traditional model of higher ed meeting the needs of today’s diverse, digital, […]

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Do June’s CPI Numbers Mean More Interest Rate Hikes? Experts Are Watching Other Indicators For a Better Answer
June 16, 2023

The dance between inflation and interest rates is a delicate one, and the Federal Reserve’s role as the choreographer is critical. With the release of June’s CPI report, how should businesses gauge the health of the market and the chance for further interest rate hikes. What will be the Federal Reserve’s next move? June’s […]

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Where To Go From Here: Decoding the Future of the Real Estate Landscape in An Unstable Economy
June 15, 2023

As the country continues to grapple with things like unstable geopolitical issues, record-high inflation and rising interest rates, the real estate landscape is undergoing seismic shifts. Investors and professionals are vying for insights to predict market movements and drive sustainable investment strategies. Experts, like those at JP Morgan, note that a mild to moderate […]

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Here’s How It’s Still Possible to Afford Skyrocketing Healthcare Costs in the U.S.
May 31, 2023

It’s impossible to ignore the massive increases in heathcare costs in the United States. In an era where the average healthcare cost for a family of four has skyrocketed to a staggering $31,000 per year, it’s no wonder that discussions around healthcare affordability are becoming increasingly critical. With healthcare inflation now surpassing 5%, it’s […]

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With Interest Rates At a 15-Year High, Businesses Should Reevaluate Debt Spending Strategies
May 8, 2023

The recent interest rate hike has brought us to the highest interest rates we’ve seen in over a decade. Even though the Fed is hinting at this being the highest point for the current saga of interest rate increases, businesses should carefully consider their debt spending strategies. The Federal Reserve has approved its 10th […]

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What Does NASDAQ Strength Mean for Markets?
May 5, 2023

As one of the biggest stock exchanges in the U.S., and the world, NASDAQ is a very important and global stock trade. With over 3,000 companies indexed, a lot is at stake for the economy with its performance. Ultimately, that also means the strength of it heavily relies on other markets and how inflation impacts […]

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What’s Driving Energy Prices This Week?
April 13, 2023

Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia and OPEC+ oil producers announced they would cut oil output by more than one million barrels per day. Subsequently, energy prices spiked, with the current national gas average sitting at $3.65 per gallon. But oil and gas prices aren’t the only thing shifting right now…worldwide trade currency is for some […]

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What Happened to Silicon Valley Bank?
March 23, 2023

By now, everyone’s heard the Silicon Valley Bank collapse story. Its repercussions are, at present, still sending shockwaves across the banking system, leaving the experts, pundits, the Fed, and everyone wondering if another pillar will drop or can the system hold together. While the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) seemingly happened overnight, were […]

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