economic-issues

Economy, inflation and health care are top concerns among Latino voters in Pa.

BY: - December 20, 2023

The survey found that younger Latino voters in Pennsylvania – those under 40 – are less likely to believe the Democratic Party cares about them.

Customers shop for fresh fruits and vegetables at Campbell’s Market, April 24, 2023, in McArthur, Ohio. Campbell’s has worked to provide healthy food options to the McArthur community. (Photo by Graham Stokes for the Ohio Capital Journal).

New report from Sen. Bob Casey outlines impact of ‘greedflation’

BY: - November 8, 2023

The 16-page report is based on research from the Federal Reserve that found “corporate profits contributed a large percentage to inflation in the first year and contributed much less in the second” after the pandemic. 

Borrowers weigh personal, professional options as student loan payments resume

BY: - November 5, 2023

Economists say that hundreds of dollars spent on monthly student loan payments is a loss to the economy and could hurt consumer spending, affect workers’ decisions to stay at their current job or look elsewhere, and delay new home purchases.

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As employers expand artificial intelligence in hiring, few states have rules

BY: - July 18, 2023

Legislators are ‘late to the party’ on laws concerning artificial intelligence.

Kristen Chapman is moving from Tennessee to Virginia so her 15 year-old transgender daughter can continue receiving gender-affirming care. (Photo by John Partipilo/Tennessee Lookout)

Harm of anti-LGBTQ laws includes economic pain for communities, families

BY: - July 18, 2023

Roberto Che Espinoza had been thinking about leaving Tennessee after the 2024 election, but in June they noticed that the state attorney general was seeking medical records on gender-affirming medical care, which Espinoza, a nonbinary transgender man, said included their own records. “Being on any kind of list … I knew after the release of […]

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The backbone of the 21st century economy, like the backbone of every century’s economy, is labor. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Workers of the world unite. No, seriously. And friends & family too | Hugh Jackson

BY: - July 14, 2023

The backbone of the 21st century economy, like the backbone of every century’s economy, is labor.

A farmer works with a tablet computer in a field (Getty Images).

U.S. Department of Agriculture to spend $300M to boost climate data in farming, forestry

BY: - July 12, 2023

Agriculture and forestry are key sectors in advancing Biden’s climate agenda, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

The exterior of the fire-damaged brick building at Harrisburg's Broad Street Market (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek).

Hbg, state officials vow to rebuild fire-ravaged Broad Street Market | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 12, 2023

'The heart of our community was taken from us ... we will rebuild it,' Harrisburg Mayor Wanda Williams said.

Despite pandemic pay boost, low-wage workers still can’t afford basic needs

BY: - July 11, 2023

Their pay bump is the largest in more than 40 years, but inflation is taking a toll.

U.S. economy adds more jobs in June even as hiring slows

BY: - July 8, 2023

Private and public sector jobs saw increase; wages rose.

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PJM, which coordinates the flow of electricity from power generators to utility companies in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is facing complaints about how it ensures it will have enough capacity to keep the electricity flowing during a winter storm or summer heat wave. (Photo by fhm/Getty Images)

In 31 states, utilities can shut off electricity for nonpayment in a heat wave | Analysis

BY: - July 6, 2023

America’s power disconnection crisis, explained.

A constable in Arizona escorts an evicted family out of their apartment in 2020. In the past four years, California, Oregon and Washington have all adopted “just” or “good” cause policies that require landlords to show valid reasons for evictions. Other states are considering similar measures (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images).

Some states to landlords: You can’t evict tenants without a good reason

BY: - July 5, 2023

‘Just cause’ policies are gaining momentum amid the housing crisis.