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    Delaware jobless rate up slightly to 4.2 percent

    Delaware’s jobless rate rose slightly to 4.2 percent in  June.  That was up from 4.1 percent in May, but below the 4.9 percent number in June 2015. A Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia forecast had indicated the rate might drop to 4 percent. The Delaware Department reported 20,200 unemployed Delawareans in June 2016 compared to […]

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    DuPont, Dow shareholders OK merger

    DuPont and Dow are a step closer to a merger and subsequent three-way split of businesses. As expected, shareholders of both companies approved the merger that will create a company that will be briefly known as DowDuPont, with a subsequent split-up that will take place over a couple of years. The companies expect the merger […]

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    A buyer’s market for homes in the $500,000 and up category

    By Eileen Dallabrida If you are looking for a house priced at $500,000 and up, you are firmly in the driver’s seat. And buyers who can afford a price tag of $1 million or more are in the fast lane, propelled by a glut of inventory and jitters about the economy. In New Castle County, […]

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    Analysis: Many undecided as poll shows Kelley with a narrow lead in mayoral race

    A poll,  commissioned by the News Journal and  The University of Delaware Center for Political Communication, shows no clear favorite in the race for Wilmington mayor. Public Policy Polling, which has done work in other races in Delaware over the years, conducted the survey under funding from a foundation tied to the News Journal. City […]

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    Sussex property owners OK $19 million sewer district

    Residents and property owners of Herring Creek Estates and several surrounding subdivisions near Angola have given their approval to a new public sewer system for their communities. In a referendum held Saturday, voters favored the creation of a County owned and operated sewer system that will provide public wastewater service to the communities of Herring […]

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    Sharp Energy opens headquarters in Georgetown

    Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and Sharp Energy Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary,   opened the new Sharp Energy headquarters building and AutoGas fueling station in Georgetown. The ribbon cutting ceremony last week was attended by state, local and company officials. The new 18,000-square-foot building provides a central location for both customers and employees and consolidates Sharp Energy’s […]

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