Research

Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has updated its global economic forecast and now expects the coronavirus pandemic to cause a global recession this year as economic activity tumbles by nearly 2%.
Paul Ausick
A new report on global supply chains and the coronavirus pandemic details what firms should have learned and what they need to learn going forward.
Paul Ausick
The number of cars per person in the U.S. dropped in 2018 and continues below its peak of a dozen years ago. Miles driven per person are even lower. Is the American love affair with cars and pickups...
Paul Ausick
New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recommends that self-driving technology pay more attention to how drivers respond to system warnings to retake control of the...
Paul Ausick
A new study looks at brands associated with individual automobiles and the value of their parent companies. One of these stands out as the most valuable.
Douglas A. McIntyre
A global coronavirus pandemic could kill more than 15 million people worldwide in just one year and cause more than $2 trillion in lost economic growth.
Paul Ausick
While business leaders remain optimistic about economic prospects this year, the spread of the coronavirus is beginning to tamp down enthusiasm.
Paul Ausick
A new report on wages for U.S. workers over the past 40 years underscores the wide gap between those Americans at the bottom of the economic ladder and those at the top.
Paul Ausick
A new study examines why Asian Americans appear to be underrepresented in leadership positions at large U.S. companies, blocked from reaching the top by a "bamboo ceiling."
Paul Ausick
Researchers have conducted a trial of a device that alerts anesthesiologists to a possible low-blood-pressure event for patients in surgery. The alerts come 15 minutes before the event could occur.
Paul Ausick
Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas announced Thursday that employers announced 67,735 job cuts in January, the highest total in 11 months.
Paul Ausick
A new study from the Economic Policy Institute reports that the U.S. trade deficit with China has cost 3.7 million U.S. jobs since 2001.
Paul Ausick
A survey of business economists indicates that more companies are expecting the economy to improve this year than they did just three months ago. Labor shortages and the impact of tariffs remain...
Paul Ausick
When asked "How much do you trust each brand to do what is right?" most respondents to a new survey chose the U.S. Postal Service.
Douglas A. McIntyre
A visit to the library is the most popular leisure-time activity among adult Americans, according to a new survey from Gallup.
Paul Ausick