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Covid dashboard: Death toll unchanged as hospitalizations drop

Delaware’s total number of COVID-related deaths remained  1,027 as hospitalizations continued to decline.   A total of 714 new positive cases were reported,  bringing the overall total to 73,233.    The percentage of people testing positive was 23.8...
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Newark travel agency owner forms trade group

A travel industry group has been  formed in Delaware. Newark travel agency owner Bob Older recently  announced the formation of the First State Travel Professionals Alliance. Older is also the founder of the Delaware Small...
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Delaware jobless rate up slightly to 5.3%

Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December rose to 5.3 percent, up slightly from 5.1 percent in November of last year. The Delaware Department of Labor reported 25,200 unemployed Delawareans in December 2020 compared to...
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Northern Del. office leasing market does not give up all of its yearly ...

The northern Delaware office market remained quiet during the 2020 pandemic while managing  to hold on to some of gains from early in that year., according to a report from Newmark. The commercial real estate...
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Helping out the Bernie meme guy

Good afternoon everyone, By now, I am sure you have seen the aftermath  of the inauguration photo of a solitary  U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders bundled up with his ski-style jacket and knit gloves. Sanders said no...
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Corteva chairman defends CEO after activist shareholder calls for ouster

The chairman of Corteva, Inc. confirmed discussions with activist shareholder Starboard Value while expressing confidence in CEO James Collins Starboard announced it will launch a battle for control of the board of the company based...
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State aims to vaccinate 11,500 seniors this weekend

Using requests from a new system launched on Wednesday, the Delaware Division of Public Health  on Thursday contacted 11,500 seniors offering appointments for this weekend’s large vaccination events in Delaware City and Georgetown. Invitations were...
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Press release: Del. SBA office offering twice-weekly Zoom sessions on Payroll Protection Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Delaware Office will host twice-per-week Zoom sessions outlining the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and fielding questions from session participants regarding the program, including its application and loan forgiveness processes. The...
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DuPont, Corteva, Chemours agree to $4 billion fund to cover “forever chemicals”...

Companies agree to end the dispute with Chemours over potential liabilities. DuPont, Corteva, Inc., and The Chemours Company entered into a memorandum of understanding that will create a $4 billion fund aimed at managing the...
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Covid dashboard: Death toll rises by one to 1,027

In its Wednesday  night report, Delaware reported one new from Covid-19 complications. The deaths increased Delaware’s total number of Covid-19-related deaths to 1,027. The state continued to see a slight decline in persons testing positive, with...
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Willoughby to step down as director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau after...

Sarah Ridgway Willoughby will step  down from her position as executive director of the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau at the end of June. The Bureau is a non-profit  founded in 1978. It serves...