Recent Articles from Trevor Fitzpatrick
As the U.S. economy restarts from the pandemic, parts of it are severely broken
The U.S. economy is trying to restart its engine after tumbling into its deepest recession in generations, but a variety of supply chain constraints are threatening the country’s rebound.
Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership awarded $4 million to benefit local farmers
The Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership (THCWP) was awarded $4 million to support regional dairy producers in their continued efforts to improve local water quality.
Do your homework before mixing business with politics
As if you don’t have enough to think about while trying to lead your business to success, or today perhaps even survival, now you have a new area of concern. Should your business weigh in on controversial political issues? How do you respond to pressure from employees, customers, or activists? If you are going to weigh in, how should you choose to use your influence?
Biden urges employers to boost wages but warns workers they’ll lose unemployment pay if they reject jobs
President Joe Biden on Monday urged U.S. companies to boost pay for workers as he outlined the steps his administration is taking to spur hiring after disappointing job creation in April.
US restores transgender health protections denied by Trump
The federal government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration declared Monday, reversing a Trump-era policy that narrowed rights at the intersection of changing social mores and sensitive medical decisions.
States push jobless from virus recession to return to work
Many employers are telling similar stories. Fourteen months after COVID-19 put hundreds of thousands of people out of work, the U.S. economy is rebounding and employers are desperate for workers.
Dementia wards in Pennsylvania hard-hit during the pandemic
Less than a third of all personal care homes and assisted living facilities in Pa. have dementia units. But, the special subset of homes with those units account for nearly 70% of all such facilities that had five or more deaths from the virus.
Fed’s Evans says employment and inflation need to pick up before policy changes
Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans told CNBC on Monday that employment and inflation will have to pick up substantially before he will change his position on monetary policy.
US job openings soar to highest level on record
U.S. employers posted a record number of available jobs in March, illustrating starkly the desperation of businesses seeking to find new workers as the economy expands.
After pipeline cyberextortion attempt, gasoline ticks higher
Gasoline futures are ticking higher Monday following a cyberextortion attempt on a vital U.S. pipeline that carries fuel from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast.
Pa. Health Dept. won’t participate in data breach hearing Tuesday, citing pending litigation
“People, consumers, Pennsylvanians, taxpayers should get more for $29 million than a business using unsecured Google documents with their most private and personal information,” said attorney Lauren Nichols, who is also working on the case.
Home values break new growth records as demand surge presses on
Typical home values in the U.S. climbed to $266,104, up 8.4% from a year ago -- the highest annual increase since January 2014.