COVID-19, lamentably, is still in business and affecting businesses globally and locally. The pandemic’s impact is not as profound now, yet it remains part of a mix of factors that has cast a financial pall over the United States and other nations. This collection of conundrums heads the Observer-Reporter’s annual list of top 10 business stories.

1. Money matters

Business Writer

Rick Shrum joined the Observer-Reporter as a reporter in 2012, after serving as a section editor, sports reporter and copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rick has won eight individual writing awards, including two Golden Quills.

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