American businesses were pulling back on purchases of new equipment even before the U.K. vote to exit the European Union rocked global financial markets, a sign of corporate caution that will likely continue to act as a brake on the economy.
Massive market dislocations such as the immediate aftermath of the shock Brexit vote on Friday invite superlatives. But neither the change in the VIX volatility index, nor its absolute level, would make a mark in the record books—not even close.
On Thursday, Nov. 5, Jeff Kuhner hosted a WRKO Town Hall at the Arsenal Center for the Arts to discuss the problems with the DCF. Massachusetts State Representatives Shaunna O'Connell and Jim Lyons talked about the political battle they've faced in their efforts to fix child care in Massachusetts, and Jennifer Pelletier discussed her sister, Justina, and her family's fight against the DCF.