Recent Articles from Becca Oken-Tatum
What started in 2006 as a side business for John Luckenbaugh has morphed into his full-time job. He’s the owner and chief audio engineer of Q’d Up Audio Services, based in Hummelstown.
The establishment of publicly owned banks – those owned by some form of government -- could give rise to a new lending entity in Pennsylvania that some say would directly compete with traditional banks.
A shortage of construction workers is posing challenges for the industry, raising costs and stressing workers
The nationwide shortage of construction workers is posing challenges for the industry, including making it harder to meet deadlines, raising costs to complete projects, and forcing firms to ask their skilled laborers to do more work. There's no easy solutions in sight, but those in the field are making efforts to tackle the problem.
Several U.S. state attorneys general will investigate Facebook Inc on whether the social network stifled competition and put users at risk, days after reports that Google would face an antitrust probe from a host of attorneys general.
The federal government hired 25,000 temporary workers in preparation for the 2020 Census in August, giving the overall jobs gain a big bump. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 130,000 last month, which fell short of Wall Street estimates for 150,000.
Penn State Health is a step closer to building a hospital in Lancaster County after East Hempfield Township's board of supervisors accepted the conceptual campus overview called the master site plan.
Lancaster-based Dr. Jordan Balencic and his wife Tessa have developed a ready-to-drink, dairy-alternative beverage that contains walnut milk and other clinically studied superfoods proven to have beneficial properties for brain health called BrainMilk. To further their efforts, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, a State College-based seed and economic development nonprofit organization, has investe[...]
Tax experts agree: adjusting to new accounting standards and the effects of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act can make the nonprofit world more confusing – and challenging. Here are some tips to help ensure your nonprofit, one of more than 13,000 operating in Pennsylvania, maintains the strong financial backing it needs to continue its meaningful work while meeting today’s state and federal regul[...]
Housing discrimination claims are on the rise. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the two agencies charged with investigating claims of housing discrimination in our state, are busier than ever. Now, more than ever, companies need to be aware of fair housing issues to avoid claims.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced Friday that he will not run for president after exploring a run earlier this year.