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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One chapter in the Wilmington Trust tragedy will play out in court

Good morning - After years of delays and speculation, the trial of Wilmington Trust executives will get underway. Barring some last-minute plea deal, a jury will decide whether the management practices of the bank rise...

Memories of multimedia days

Good morning - News that WHYY sold its studio space in downtown Wilmington brought back some nice memories. (See story elsewhere in this newsletter). As a monthly business journal, the Delaware Business Ledger had only...

State Treasurer’s newsletter is a must read

Good morning   -  I had been told more than a few times that the newsletter from State Treasurer Ken Simpler should be “must reading” for Delaware lawmakers. I would add the business community to...

A new look for our newsletter

To our valued  readers, Today marks a new chapter for the DelawareBusinessNow.com’s   Email newsletter. Over the past four and a half-years, our digital business has moved from a weekly newspaper-style format with an Email newsletter cover...

Our view: Zuck’s big adventure

Monday started out with news that Mark Zuckerberg would not be in Chancery Court after the social media giant faced decided not to issue a class of stock that would allow the Facebook CEO...

Riley right choice for interim role at economic development entity

The choice of John Riley to serve as interim CEO of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership was the right move. Riley has a solid record on economic development as part of the team that secured AstraZeneca’s...

Our view: Zuckerberg’s coming to town

One of the top celebrities in the tech world will be becoming to Delaware. Facebook co-founder and CEO  Mark Zuckerberg is slated to be in Chancery Court on Sept. 26  in a case involving shareholders...

Are we seeing a ‘news desert’

News of recent staff departures and turnover at the News Journal point to the possibility of a  "news desert"  at Delaware's doorstep.  The term is used in journalism circles to describe communities and beats that...

Our view: Joining the race for Amazon’s HQ2

I spent some time on Google yesterday scanning the growing list of local stories on efforts to lure the  Amazon HQ2 project that  calls for a corporate complex somewhere outside its hometown of Seattle. Delaware...