Recent Articles from Trevor Fitzpatrick
Despite COVID-19, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has record campaign
A worldwide pandemic didn’t slow down the 2020 United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley campaign. The organization, which raises money for nonprofits in the region, said the 2020 campaign brought in the highest amount of money in its more than 100 years -- nearly $18.2 million.
A better unemployment system is on track to launch in June. Expect some hiccups.
The final phases have been on hold since late last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but all workers have to do now is some fine-tuning and system tests.
US jobless claims plunge to 576,000, lowest since pandemic
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to 576,000, a post-COVID low and a hopeful sign that layoffs are easing as the economy recovers from the pandemic recession.
Retail sales explode in March as consumers use stimulus checks to spend heavily
A fresh batch of stimulus checks sent consumer purchases surging in March as the U.S. economy continued to get juice from aggressive congressional spending.
How Burlington powered through 2020 without a website
How did Burlington power through the pandemic, especially without an online store?
Coinbase soars in market debut, valued near $100 billion
Coinbase made a rousing debut on Wall Street Wednesday, with the digital currency exchange’s rising as high as $429, briefly giving it a market value over $100 billion.
The economy is running on a stimulus-fueled caffeine high. What will happen when it wears off?
The setting for 2021 seems clear: A powerful growth trajectory fueled by an influx of government spending as the U.S. recovers from the Covid-19 crisis and into the fastest economic acceleration in nearly 40 years.
Big Tech’s labor struggle has roots in Pa.
It’s been a year-and-a-half since the Pittsburgh workers were believed to become the first white-collar employees to organize while doing work for a major tech firm. But they still don’t have a labor contract.
Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem
op Federal Reserve policymakers on Tuesday underscored their concern that Black and Hispanic people are sharply underrepresented in the economics field, which lessens the perspectives that economists can bring to key policy issues.
Bernie Madoff, mastermind of the nation’s biggest investment fraud, dies at 82
Bernard Madoff, mastermind of the biggest investment fraud in U.S. history, ripping off tens of thousands of clients of as much as $65 billion, died Wednesday. He was 82.
Duck Donuts acquired by Radnor-based private equity firm, announces new CEO
Mechanicsburg donut franchise Duck Donuts has been acquired by a Radnor-based private equity firm in a move that the local franchise says will provide the resources it needs to accelerate its growth to more markets.
Property sites during the pandemic: ‘Tectonic shift’ to new virtual tools
Real estate marketplaces are recovering from the global pandemic, but some of its impact is permanent --- with online real estate shifting heavily to new digital and virtual tools, a new report from the AIM Group shows.