Recent Articles from Trevor Fitzpatrick
15 million N95s without a buyer
A lot of us first heard of N95 masks, the gold standard of face masks, at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. They were almost impossible to get at the time, which makes sense considering the astronomical spike in demand and the fact that some countries had restricted exports.
These three Pa. craft breweries rank among nation’s top 50
Once again, D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. is tops in the nation.
Business world divided on whether to fight corporate tax hike in Biden’s infrastructure plan
The U.S. business community is trying to figure out how to address President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, which calls for higher corporate taxes to help pay for at least $2 trillion in government spending.
Discover Lehigh Valley offers these ideas for spring fun
Discover Lehigh Valley, a nonprofit promoting tourism in Lehigh and Northampton Counties recently released its insider tips for discovering and enjoying historic sites, arts attractions, outdoor restaurants, trails, breweries and more. Its top sites are listed in categories.
Pa. utility shutoffs resume on April 1. Here’s what you can do if you owe
Efforts to keep people safe during the past two winters, and at home during the onslaught of coronavirus, temporarily lifted the possibility of losing service. As a result, some residents have not faced the threat of utility shutoffs since November 2019.
U.S. private payrolls post biggest gain in six months
U.S. private employers hired the most workers in six months in March as more Americans got vaccinated against COVID-19, pushing the economy towards a broader reopening, which is expected to unleash a strong wave of pent-up demand in the coming months.
Biden wants to build a national EV charging system under $2 trillion infrastructure plan, but it won’t be easy
President Joe Biden is prioritizing a national EV charging network under his $2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill, promising to have at least 500,000 of the devices installed across the U.S. by 2030.
Remote work is leading to more gender and racial harassment, say tech workers
Tech workers say they have experienced more harassment based on gender, age and race or ethnicity while working remotely during the pandemic, according to a survey from a nonprofit group that advocates for diversity in Silicon Valley.
Consumer confidence surges in March to highest point in year
U.S. consumer confidence surged in March to the highest reading in a year, helped by increased vaccinations and more government economic support.
Critics slam the Fed as home prices rise at a historic rate
Home price gains are accelerating at an alarming pace, fueled by Covid pandemic-related inflation, which some claim is not getting enough attention from the Federal Reserve.
Lehigh Valley Health Network Named a Best Workplace in Health Care and Biopharma by Fortune
Photo Caption: For the fifth consecutive time in 2020, LVHN’s Lehigh Valley-based hospitals and services achieved Magnet® designation, the highest honor for nursing excellence. Worldwide, only 23 hospital have earned this distinction five times. The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful on everyone, especially health care professionals. For more than one year, doctors, nurses, respiratory[...]
LVB seminar explores achieving diversity and inclusion in your business
Businesses must acknowledge disparities in their workforce, be authentic in the change they want to make, be accountable for that change and be prepared to take action if they want a diverse and inclusionary workforce, said Sara Taylor, president and CEO of Rochester, New York-based Positive Steps.