Existing-Home Sales Up 2.0%

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Even in the face of inventory shortages and hurricane hangover, the housing market is showing strong signs in Q4, on the back of a strong jobs market.

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Solar in Your Market? Yes. It’s Hot.

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From CNBC | Solar energy installations are growing faster than many projected, soaring 50% worldwide, powered by the U.S. and China.

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Amazon’s Fake Review Problem: Worse Than Ever?

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Great Graphs | Despite Amazon’s moves to prevent people gaming its review system, there’s been a massive up-tick in the number of fraudulent reviews on the site, according to a recent study

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Bedding Sales Ratios Good, Could be Better

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FurnitureToday | Retailers need to make the better sleep connection when consumers are shopping for a mattress.

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It’s Not Just Amazon: Retail Woes

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Amazon is only part of the problem for retailers today, as they struggle with new consumer habits.

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The Softening Auto Market

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ESA Car Keys | The March US automotive market came in short of expectations, finishing 2017’s Q1 at -1.4%. The market’s SAAR is pacing at its lowest level since October 2014 (16.5M units). On the plus side, vehicle incentives are down.

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Ready for 17?

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Address even a handful of these 17 game-changers for ’17, and your competitive advantage will accelerate in 2017. So will your income.

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Strong September for Housing Market

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ESA Great Graphs | First-time homebuyers fueled a brief housing rebound, as home sales perked-up in September. Prices appreciated year-over-year for the 55th straight month.

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Three Trends Through Three Quarters: The I’s Have It

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ESA Car Keys | Through three quarters of 2016, three obvious trends in your local auto market: Imports, incentives, and imbalance. SAAR for September: 17.65M units.

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Housing Market Continues to Slide in August

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ESA Great Graphs | Housing market slides again in August, this time with alarmingly low inventory available to meet demand. Median prices continued their 54-month trend of increases.

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