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Ban on single-use plastic bag bans at chain stores coming on Jan. 1

Delaware is now in the final month of a ban on the use of single-use plastic bags. The new law begins on Jan. 1.  Eight states have enacted single-use plastic bag restrictions. Under the law, plastic...
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Food and drink: The food court dust-up; Rosenfeld’s, Big Fish head to S. Bethany;...

The Black Friday dust-up over photos showing crowded conditions at Christiana Mall's food court laid bare the divide over Covid-19 restrictions and some people not taking the virus seriously. The photos posted on the Delaware...
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Coronavirus update; Five recent deaths, 246 in hospital and a surge in positive...

Delaware continues to see an elevated rate of coronavirus cases as hospitalizations moved into territory not seen since the pandemic's early stages. Monday night results from the Delaware Division of Public Health showed hospitalizations rising...
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Tech Hire Delaware launches info technology apprenticeship program

In partnership with the Delaware IT Industry Council, Tech Impact's Tech Hire Delaware program announced the launch of the Delaware  IT Technology Support Apprenticeship program. The new program, with funding supported by JP Morgan Chase...
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DSU President Tony Allen to lead Biden inaugural committee

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris  named Delaware State University President Tony Allen to serve as the Chief Executive Officer* to lead the four-member Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) that will organize the...
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State Chamber dinner goes virtual in 2021 with 4 speakers and networking opportunities

The 184th Annual Dinner of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce will be a virtual event early next year with four keynote speakers and networking opportunities. The January event, held this year on the 11th, typically...
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Newark bars in-person services at Municipal Building until Jan. 19

The City of Newark's Municipal Building will be closed to the public beginning today and continuing until Jan 19. A release from the city said the decision was made "to reduce the risk of infection and...
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State caps occupancy at 100 following photos of crowded conditions at Christiana food...

The Delaware Division of Public Health and parent agency, the  Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, ordered a limit of 100 persons at mall food courts after photos showed crowded conditions at Christiana...
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AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine studies raise questions

AstraZeneca's  coronavirus vaccine announcement is drawing scrutiny. The New York Times (subscription) and  Wired later took note of questions regarding the AstraZeneca studies conducted in the United Kingdom and Brazil. Investors seemed to reflect the skepticism with AstraZeneca shares...
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EPA estimates that more than 8% of DE’s diesel pickups have tampered emissions...

The smoke-belching pickup trucks you have seen on Delaware roads may be part of an effort by owners to alter emissions equipment. The New York Times reported the problems that was outlined in a study...
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CDC report supports Delaware dining restrictions

A weekly report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that Delaware faces a critical situation with coronavirus. Among its recommendations are dining restrictions that have been harshly criticized by the Delaware Restaurant...
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Election, Covid-19 dominate list of most read stories

Good afternoon, The election of former Vice President Joe Biden to the highest office in the land and the coronavirus pandemic dominated the list of stories this month at Delaware Business Now. The month saw a...