Stories tagged: "economy"


FILE: Berks Country Pharmacann makes medical marijuana products.  (Photo By MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Puff, Puff, Pass: Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Legalize Marijuana in PA

The bipartisan bill prioritizes safety, community reinvestment, social and economic equity, agriculture, and creates vital tax revenue streams for the state.

NEPA’rogi owners Frank Marcinkowski and Lauren Gorney, in front of their Luzerne County shop. (Courtesy of Lauren Gorney)
Young Business Owners Bring New Flavor to Old Tradition

On National Pierogi Day, Lauren Gorney tells us about her family’s new pierogi business in Luzerne County.

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SNAP Applications Are Spiking. Advocates Say Congress Needs to Expand the Program Now.

Pennsylvania counties are seeing a surge of food insecurity. In Philadelphia, it has increased from 16.3% in 2018 to 21.8% this year. Rural areas are affected, too: In Elk County, it's at 15.9% (up from 9.9% in 2018).

Princeton labor economist Cecilia Rouse will chair the Council of Economic Advisers (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Joe Biden’s Economic Team Is Packed With People Who Support Workers

“This team ... will work tirelessly to ensure every American enjoys a fair return for their work and an equal chance to get ahead, and that our businesses can thrive and outcompete the rest of the world."

President Trump, one of the wealthiest president in history, has enacted economic policies enriching America's richest citizens. Biden's working-class Scranton background has translated into economic plans that will benefit the vast majority of the nation. (Graphic by COURIER)
‘Scranton Versus Park Avenue’: How Biden and Trump’s Economic Plans Match Up

Biden's Pennsylvania upbringing and Amtrak-riding ways are light-years from Trump’s billionaire status. That has real implications for Americans' wallets.

Help wanted signs for servers and cooks at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa are displayed along route 40 at the entrance to the resort in Farmington, Pa., in September. People continue to look for work in the state.
Trump Keeps Coming to Pennsylvania to Campaign, But He Isn’t Bringing Any Jobs With Him

Unemployment rates and job losses continue to climb in PA suburban and rural counties as Trump campaigns for a second term.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to participate in a town hall with moderator ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
For Biden, Everything Comes Back to Jobs

“When you allow people to get back into the game and have a job,” he said, “everything moves.”