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  • 5/3/16 8:00 am EDT
    2016 April Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index
    • Consistent rate of expansion for small business employment continues 
    • Mountain remains top-ranked region
    • Washington continues as top state, followed by Tennessee and North Carolina
    • Seattle leads among metros, with Dallas ranked second
    • Other Services and Construction remain top two industry sectors
    The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index was up modestly in April, increasing to 100.77 compared to 100.74 in March. Following the strong 0.28 percent one-month gain in January, the national index has increased further during the past three months, by 0.12 percent. At 101.87, the Mountain region continues as the leading regional index. Washington expanded its performance as the top state by moving to an index level above 104, while Seattle again ranks as the top metro area for smallmore...
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  • 5/2/16 5:42 am EDT

    Highest quarterly attack total since group took Mosul in June 2014; Al-Qaeda affiliates take a back seat five years after Bin Laden, but are significant threats

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Islamic State has increased the tempo and intensity of operations in Iraq and Syria over the past three months, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. “Following territorial losses, we are seeing a steady upward trend in the tempo of Islamic State operations worldwide, but particularly in Syria and Iraq,” said Matthew Henman, head of IHSmore...
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  • 4/28/16 7:00 am EDT

    Even as the economic crisis worsens, threat of petty crime and protests lingers - Brazil has developed a strategy to help make visitors safe

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics just a little less than four months away, the city is facing several pressing issues such as crime, civil unrest and counter-terrorism. Also, questions continue to swirl around Rio’s health-service readiness, due to the Zika virus. However, in the latest special report focused on the city’s readiness, business information provider IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) believes Rio remains well-prepared for the bigmore...
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  • 4/27/16 10:00 am EDT
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (April 27, 2016) – Current construction costs fell in April, according to a new report from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index (ECCI) registered 48.5 this month, up from 44.6 in March. The headline index has been consistently below the neutral mark for 16 months.The current materials/equipment price index showed some improvement again, moving up from 41.8 in March to 47.5 inmore...
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  • 4/25/16 10:49 am EDT
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (April 25, 2016) – As Brazil’s parliament votes to proceed with the impeachment of President Rousseff, Brazil’s public sector deficit sits in the 10 to 11 percent range. After years of rising state spending, the deficit is at the core of Brazil’s economic problem. With public debt set to reach 100 percent of GDP before 2020, a return to fiscal prudence will be central to any recovery, according to new analysis from IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of criticalmore...
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  • 4/21/16 9:00 am EDT
    The economic and employment contributions from the U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) industry are felt throughout the U.S. economy; increasing employment, economic growth and local, state and federal tax revenues, according to a new study by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.The aerospace and defense industry supported a yearly average of nearly 2.8 million jobs between 2013 and 2015, close to 2 percent of the nation’s employment base duringmore...
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  • 4/18/16 4:00 am EDT

    Oil production down to 21,000 barrels per day from 33,000; New taxes on broken satellite dishes and fines for driving on wrong side of the road

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Islamic State’s monthly revenue has dropped by almost 30 percent in the last year, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. The latest report from the team responsible for the IHS Conflict Monitor outlines the decline in primary revenue sources for the Islamic State. “In mid-2015, the Islamic State’s overall monthly revenue was around $more...
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  • 4/14/16 8:27 am EDT

    Economic and Country Risk team highlight the top opportunities for business at Global Risk Conference in Vienna; Four ASEAN countries to enter Asia’s trillionaire club

    Vienna, Austria (14 April, 2016) – Over the next decade, Asia Pacific is forecast to be the fastest growing region of the global economy and the region that offers the biggest potential gains for foreign direct investment.IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced the findings from its study on Asia’s top ten foreign direct investment hotspots at the company’s Global Economic and Country Risk conference in Vienna.“Over the next decade, themore...
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  • 4/13/16 2:30 am EDT

    Economic and Country Risk team highlight the top opportunities for businesses at Global Risk Conference in Vienna

    VIENNA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While the global economy may be stuck in low gear for another year, analysis released today points to 15 investment hotspots in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region that should offer some good news to businesses. IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced the findings from its study on foreign direct investment (FDI) hotspots at the company’s Global Economic andmore...
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  • 4/12/16 8:28 am EDT

    The IHS Materials Price Index is now up 20 percent since its mid-January trough; New findings revealed at IHS Pricing and Purchasing Summit in Vienna

    VIENNA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While the IHS Materials Price Index (MPI) showed a substantial decline in commodity prices from 2014, the latest data suggests that the bottom of the commodity price market may have been found. IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced these new findings at the company’s Pricing and Purchasing Summit in Vienna. “IHS is expecting a modest recovery for commodity prices inmore...
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