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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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The Rocks return

Good afternoon, After a year in the Covid world and on Philllies' opening day, I am determined not to take as many things for granted. One of the things that had been on my back burner...
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Vaccine expansion good news for employers, if guys step up and get shots

Good afternoon, The business community got some good news yesterday when the  Carney Administration set an April 6 date to make everyone age 16 and over eligible for  Covid-19 vaccine. As Gov. John Carney noted during...
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Food & Water Watch on wrong side of history in opposing biogas...

Good afternoon everyone, One thing government bodies do from time to time is "kick the can down the road" on a tough issue. Such was the case when the Sussex County Council listened to opponents to...
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Legislators to weigh weed and wage bills bills in April

Good afternoon, The Delaware General Assembly will operate for a short week before adjourning for an Easter break. Senators and House members will return in April with two contentious issues on the table, the minimum wage...
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A busy week and a sobering reminder of how far we have to go

Good afternoon everyone, As noted in this space earlier in the week, Delaware saw its busiest week in years when it came to business news. Previous expansion at Amazon added up to more jobs. But the...
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Our view: The pandemic and younger problem gamblers

Good afternoon, I  sometimes wonder what would happen to TV stations' revenues if online gambling sites and personal injury attorneys suddenly pulled their advertising. The topic of drumming up legal business is a topic for another...
Stock market

A $9 billion delivery service

Good afternoon, Sometimes you have to shake your head over some of these stock offerings. The latest is Philadelphia-based goPuff, a delivery company that delivers items like munchies, toilet paper, and in some locations, alcoholic beverages. GoPuff...
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Hints of an ’80s-style boom

Good afternoon, I arrived in Delaware during the tail end of the banking boom, as financial institutions flocked to a state with no limits on credit card interest rates. Office and mixed-use "flex"  buildings spun...
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Analysis: Is a small business minimum wage compromise an option?

Good afternoon, As opposition mobilizes over legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, online giant Amazon is becoming more vocal in its support.  The measure raced through the Senate last...
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Time for vaccine conversations

Good afternoon, The other day, we stopped by one of our favorite dining spots for a late lunch. The place was pretty much deserted. Business always drops off after lunch hour, but it is equally clear...