Recent Articles from Trevor Fitzpatrick
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.
Consumers spent $900 billion more online in 2020. Here’s who will keep the biggest gains
Consumers across the globe spent $900 billion more at online retailers in 2020 compared with the prior two-year trend, according to a report released Tuesday by the Mastercard Economics Institute.
Success means balancing personal and business financial goals
It’s a scenario that rings true for many business owners: they spend so much of their time hyper-focused on building their company that they neglect their own personal financial health. But business and personal financial goals can be reached concurrently and do not need to be mutually exclusive.
Ask John Dame: New CEO wants to make changes, how to unplug on vacation
Question for JD: I am a new CEO that has recently been elevated from the President’s position as the former CEO retired. Two members of my team are not performing well and have not been performing well for some time. How should I address this issue?
Inflation is like the Tooth Fairy, no really
Inflation is much like the tooth fairy, whether you believe in it or not it will eventually sneak up on you and steal something from you.
‘Stay out of politics,’ Republican leader McConnell tells U.S. CEOs, warns of ‘consequences’
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lashed out at corporate America on Monday, warning CEOs to stay out of the debate over a new voting law in Georgia that has been criticized as restricting votes among minorities and the poor.
ISM survey: U.S. services surge to record high in March
The U.S. services sector, which employs most Americans, recorded record growth in March as the easing of coronavirus restrictions released pent-up consumer demand.
Consumer protection group proposes rule to prevent foreclosures until 2022
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule Monday to prevent a wave of foreclosures this fall, when certain Covid-era protections for homeowners are set to expire.
Pa. restaurants expand service while grappling with COVID-19 case increase
Looser restrictions are complicated by a rise in cases fueled in part by more infectious variants.