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The Recession Is Coming Soon – Are You Prepared?

Feb. 28, 2020 All the signs of a perfect storm for a recession are coming together. The stock market has fallen 3,000+ points this week and is now in "correction" territory--Wall Street's softer term for the crap is hitting the fan. A significant stock market decline is usually an advance indicator of an impending recession,…
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Top Diet Companies Sales in 2019 & Outlook for 2020 – By John LaRosa

Dec. 30, 2019 Based on 3rd quarter 2019 guidance by each company, it's looking like the top four weight loss companies will post a collective 3.6% sales increase for 2019 versus 2018, with revenues of $3.21 billion ($3.10 bill. in 2018). Adding in all the other smaller commercial franchises and chains, this segment of the…
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Recessions Can Spell Opportunity – By John LaRosa

Dec. 28, 2019 Many economists are now talking about the U.S. economy entering a recession in 2020, following a longer than usual recovery of 10 years. Recessions are a normal part of the business cycle in a capitalist country. Some are mild and some, like the Great Recession of 2008-2009, are severe, caused by unusual…
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$11 Billion Self-improvement Market is Growing – By John LaRosa

October 16, 2019 Marketdata has released an updated new 12th edition of its best-selling report: "The U.S. Market for Self-improvement Products & Services", Oct. 2019. This 354-page report is the ONLY business analysis of this market, published every two years since 1994. The study traces the market from 2003-2023 Forecast, examining these markets: Infomercials, Holistic…
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