Money Talks When it Comes to P25 Compliance

The federal government introduced new mandates for 2012 to address the lack of interoperability of communications equipment among first responders in different departments, localities and jurisdictions. The FCC designated 10 MHz of the spectrum as part of the national broadband plan for emergency communications. Licenses for other parts of the spectrum were auctioned off to […]

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World Stage Leads to Downturn in Brazil

In the years leading up to the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, host country Brazil intended to Brazil intended to benefit greatly from the worldwide spotlight. By improving infrastructure and showcasing the country’s unique experiences, tourism was expected to increase significantly following the events. However, the leaders of the country overextended and […]

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Printing Adds a Third Dimension

Promising capabilities and a wide variety of customers, from at-home hobbyists to international manufacturers eager to take advantage of new technology, led to the maturation 3D printing into an industry. Over the course of 3 years, Verbatim delivered comprehensive reports based on thousands of interviews and collected time-series data from industrial designers, service bureaus, resellers […]

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Grading For-Profit Education

A client approached Verbatim to evaluate the satisfaction level of former students of The Apollo Group (University of Phoenix) to determine future changes in enrollment rates, and ultimately, revenue and share price. Verbatim interviewed former students on their experiences with the University of Phoenix, focusing on satisfaction with education and whether their post-grad experience had […]

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UEP Guidelines Shift Egg Supply

The United Egg Producers (UEP) issued updated guidelines in 2006 directing producers to provide egg laying chickens with 10% more space. In states that were likely to pass legislation based on these guidelines, many farmers had to make a choice; cull their flock or build additional chicken coops. Reducing the size of their flock was […]

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Auto Retailers Put the Brake on Price Increases

As Amazon and other online retailers rapidly gained market share, Auto Parts appeared to be one of the few retail sectors safe from encroachment. DIY customers had preferred brick-and-mortar locations based on quick availability of parts and the expertise of associates with a wide range of product knowledge. Retailers benefitted from the lack of price […]

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Discount & Grocery sales SNAP

In response to the recession in 2008, the Recovery Act of 2009 was put in place to provide relief and stimulate spending in the American economy. One focus area of the Recovery Act was the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which gives low-income households direct assistance for food purchases. In 2009, SNAP received a temporary […]

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FireEye Becomes a Fire Sale?

An increase in cyber-attacks over the past several years provided a boon to many network security providers, and FireEye was one of the fastest-growing vendors in the space. However, the high price of their solutions limited their customer base to a small number of enterprise accounts with deep pockets, putting a cap on their growth […]

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The Impact of Designating Retirement Planners as Fiduciaries

In February 2015, the Department of Labor announced its intention to expand its rules and regulations governing all financial advisors who work with retirement plans or provide retirement planning services. The proposed rules would elevate these advisors to the level of a fiduciary, binding them to the highest legal duty to ethically act in their […]

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Athleisure Makes the Fashion World Sweat

In 2012 it was unclear whether athleisure was just a fad or was the beginning of a meteoric rise. As the millennial generation, hyper-focused on health and fitness, began to mix the styles of workout clothes and everyday casual attire, a new category was created. There was a growing demand for apparel that was both […]

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