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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Rodney Square bus mess

Good morning, The state-owned transit system is beginning to deal with a problem, largely of its own creation,  when, almost by accident, city landmark  Rodney Square became a transit hub. The latest DART First State schedule makes...

Hedge fund investor says it is time for Navient to throw in the towel

Happy Monday, It hasn’t been a great year for Navient. The Wilmington company,  which was spun off a few years ago from Sallie Mae,  has been buffeted by a lawsuit from the Pennsylvania Attorney General and...

Sloppiness and worse in school finance

Good morning, At this business newsletter and website,  we mainly confine police and court coverage to white-collar crime. The scanner sites can offer accounts of the latest shooting or pile-up on I-95.  Over the past couple...

GEAR report points to greater government cost savings

Good morning everyone, Yesterday, I  glanced through the first report of the  Government Efficiency and Accountability Review (GEAR) Board. See story below. It was clear that the group easily found millions of dollars in savings in...

The journalism of no hope

Good morning, Al Neuharth may be spinning in his grave over the last couple of front pages of the News Journal. Neuharth -   who expanded the Gannett newspaper empire with cash cows like the News Journal...

The thorny issue of highways and development

Good morning, Delaware has long struggled with the (which came first)  chicken or the egg issue of highway construction and development.  We do know that new and improved highways will spur development, at times adding to...

The great Delaware earthquake

Hello all, With less than a month to go,  the great Delaware earthquake of 2017 is certain to emerge as the year’s most over-hyped story. The quake  east of the capital city was perfectly timed for...

Crisis management: A tale of two companies

Good morning everyone, We saw a couple of examples of crisis management this week. Wilmington-based  WSFS faced a technical glitch on Black Friday that led to a delay of a few hours in posting direct deposits...

Sixers Fieldhouse a true game-changer even without ice

Good morning everyone, One of the clichés we see every day is the term game-changer. But when it comes to the newly announced Sixers Fieldhouse on the Wilmington Riverfront, the term is a perfect description of...

Two million page views and a final note on overdose crisis

Good morning all, At some point on Monday DelawareBusinessNow.com passed the two million page view mark. The count includes a short period in 2013 up until now. In a world of mega-media websites two million page...
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