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A $400 million COVID economic recovery plan from Land of Ben...

Hello everyone, Vermont's  Phil Scott has announced a bold economic recovery plan that's worth more than a passing look. Last week, the Republican governor from the state known for Ben & Jerry's, the band Phish and...
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Delaware unemployment rate soars to 14.3 %

Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April 2020  rocketed to  14.3 percent, up from 5 percent in March. The figure was slightly below the national jobless rate. The jobless rate is the highest in modern...
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Updated: Officials offer info on reporting emergency order violations over Memorial Day weekend

The Delaware Divison of Public Health is providing guidance for those observing persons and businesses violating the State of Emergency order. Individuals who have complaints about out-of-state individuals violating the order, or violating the public gathering...
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Delaware weekly unemployment claims show modest increase

Delaware saw a modest increase in the weekly report on the number of people filing initial unemployment claims. The  report from the U.S. Department of Labor indicated that about 5,400 Delawareans filed initial jobless claims...
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Kent County establishing business relief fund with grants up to $500

Kent County has established a  COVID-19 Business Relief Fund which will offer grants of up to $500. Kent County Levy Court commissioners voted to establish the fund that would help small business owners as they...
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8 Essential Questions to Ask When Moving Your Meeting or Event Online

By. Carole Sox and Sheryl Kline Over the past few weeks, the world of in-person events and meetings has ground to a halt. The COVID-19 virus has forced important get-togethers to move to the virtual...
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Prosperity Partnership survey: Clock ticking for many businesses facing steep sales declines

Payroll Protection Program saves 2,400 jobs A statewide COVID-19 business survey taken three times to date  by Delaware Prosperity Partnership shows many employers facing a grim future. The third round of the Delaware business COVID-19 response...
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Delaware businesses get 4,872 loans in 2nd round of Payroll Protection Program

Delaware held its own when it came to the second round of Paycheck Protection Act loans. A report from the Small Business Administration indicated that a total of 4,872 loans with a value of more...
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Analysis: Delaware initial jobless claims fall by nearly 1,700

Weekly  initial unemployment claims in Delaware fell by nearly 1,700 from the previous seven-day period. The Thursday report from the U.S. Department of Labor listed 7,754 initial claims for the week ending April 25 for...
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Virtual town halls on reopening and recovery slated for next week

Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long announced a statewide public engagement strategy focused on Delaware's economic reopening and recovery effort. Those attending via Zoom videoconferencing will need to receive the meeting code from...