Recent Articles from Trevor Fitzpatrick
The where and the how of building warehouses
While many industries have suffered under the pandemic, the demand to develop warehouses and distribution centers has skyrocketed. The global supply chain has changed dramatically to accommodate shifts in consumer behavior.
Major economies support $650 billion boost in IMF resources
Finance officials of the world’s major economies on Wednesday agreed on a proposal to boost the resources of the International Monetary Fund by $650 billion as a way to provide more support to vulnerable countries struggling to deal with a global pandemic.
Top colleges see record application numbers amid pandemic
The surge in interest in Ivy League colleges and other well known schools this year has been attributed in part to the coronavirus pandemic that led many such institutions to eliminate requirements for standardized admissions tests.
Measuring the post-pandemic impact on warehousing and distribution
Certain COVID impacts, such as wearing masks, keeping a six-foot physical distance from others and remote learning, may be with us a while longer but on a temporary basis. However, the impact of COVID on warehousing and distribution is going to have long and lasting effects throughout the world.
Pennsylvania pension board hires law firm for federal probe
The system has not publicly disclosed how broad the federal investigation is and what it involves.
Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric
The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it.
Fear of law changes keep gun sales soaring in Pennsylvania
“No doubt it’s our new president. He’s the best gun salesman out there."
Biden corporate tax hike would have little impact on business investment, Wharton study says
The proposed increase to the corporate tax rate in President Joe Biden’s landmark infrastructure plan will not lead to a significant reduction in business investment, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
One year later: U.S. housing market remains caught in a lopsided recovery
The U.S. housing market, buoyed by record low interest rates, remote work and Americans' desire for more space, outperformed much of the economy throughout 2020.
US job openings in February reached highest rate on record
The pace of job openings reached the highest level on record in February, a harbinger of healthy hiring and a hopeful sign for those looking for work.
Powerful U.S. growth set to life global economy, IMF Says
The United States may just become the engine of global economic growth this year, according to a new forecast released Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund.
Businesses and philanthropy unite to fight racial wealth gap
The CEOs of Starbucks and Goldman Sachs will join leaders from philanthropy and academia in a new initiative to address the racial wealth gap in the United States.