Brick-and-Mortar Purchasing Surges, but E-Commerce Reigns Supreme in 2021

Consumer shopping trends have felt like a soap opera for the past year. Q1 of 2020 remained fairly steady with the previous year’s trends, but everything changed from 2020 Q2 forward. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce Statistics, total retail sales rose around 7 percent from Q4 2019 to Q4 2020. But it’s the […]

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Alabama Becomes the Latest State to Implement Anti-Trans Sports Bill

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed House Bill 391 on Friday, April 23. The bill targets the participation of transgender youth in school sports. LGBTQ activists regard the bill as staunchly anti-transgender. The bill would ban students from participating in school sports that are consistent with their gender identity. The Alabama bill is not unique. Thirty […]

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Tornado Wrecks Havoc on Nine New York Homes

A tornado, featuring wind speeds up to 100 mph, struck New York on Wednesday, April 21. The tornado came in the wake of powerful thunderstorms. These thunderstorms progressed through the tri-state area Wednesday afternoon. The EF-1 tornado hit just south of Amenia, located near the Connecticut border. The Dutchess County town felt the powerful effects […]

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