Month: March 2016

A new publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia offers non-technical articles on the economy, monetary policy and economic conditions. The magazine, available at https://www.philadelphiafed.org/research-and-data/publications/economic-insights , currently includes articles on “Monetary Policy and the New Normal,” “Did Quantitative Easing Work?” and “How Dodd-Frank Affects Small Bank Costs.” It replaces Business Review, which was published…

At economic summit, few trust Wall Street

By Kathy Canavan When Lyons Companies used a cell phone app to poll the more than 400 attendees at its 2016 Economic Forecast and posted the responses on an overhead screen, audience surprise was sometimes audible. Here are the stats from an audience that was 22 percent business owners, 26 percent executives or managers, 23…

The next Small Business Caucus meeting will focus on legislation that could raise Delaware’s minimum wage. The meeting, slated March 17 at 11:30 a.m. in the House Majority Hearing Room on the second floor of Legislative Hall in Dover, will ask for comments and questions regarding Senate Bill 39. The bill, which would increase the…

Last year the Delaware Department of Insurance recovered more than $1.9 million for policyholders, and helped business owners save nearly $9.3 million in workers’ compensation insurance costs. DOI also collected over $105 million through fees, fines and insurance premium taxes during FY2015, and distributed most of those dollars to Delaware fire companies and ambulance services,…