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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Amazon, pollution, health and the STAR Campus

Good morning - Thursday was a busy news day. Delaware officials struck the right note in proposing three possible sites for the Amazon HQ2 project. (See story below). The sites in Claymont and Wilmington, as...

Bloom critic not happy with yesterday’s column

Good morning, I received the following response to yesterday’s column on Bloom Energy from John Nichols, long-time critic, and litigant against Bloom Energy. He was not happy with yesterday’s piece: Bloom Energy is a corrupt organization...

Bloom’s data center sweet spot

Good morning, Things have been very quiet at Bloom Energy. After all, the company rarely toots its own horn, with most of the local attention paid to the fact that the company has fallen far...

Right to work law mystery is solved

We learned a little more about the mysterious story that appeared earlier this month regarding Sussex County considering a resolution for right to work ordinance. The piece from the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal featured Anthony...

California dreams and realities

California's been good to me Hope it don't fall into the sea Sometimes you got to trust yourself It ain't like anywhere else –Tom Petty, 1950-2017 For the past couple of weeks, the Business Now website and newsletter...

Harry Gravell helped save the Delaware City refinery

Good morning, The death this week of former Delaware Building Trades Council chief Harry Gravell, Jr.  at age 67 brought back memories of a turning point in the state’s business history. In 2008 and 2009,...

Changes needed in county land use process to ensure success of Claymont, Boxwood sites

Good morning, The need for a fast-track development strategy in northern Delaware became more urgent with news of the pending purchase of the former GM/Fisker plant site by Newport-based commercial real estate developer Harvey,...

The other shoe drops in Wilmington Trust case

Good morning - It always seemed likely that another shoe would drop before the complex Wilmington Trust case went to trial. That proved to be the case as M&T agreed to settle a troublesome criminal...

Peltz could snare a board seat at consumer products giant P&G

Did Nelson Peltz learn a lesson from DuPont? In his battle for a board seat at Procter & Gamble that could be decided today, Nelson Peltz may have learned a few lessons from his experience...

Navient’s jump into online student lending

Good morning, News that Wilmington-based loan servicer Navient snapping up  online student lender Earnest ended up being upstaged. The announcement of the deal came at around the time the Pennsylvania Attorney General sued Navient over its...