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Gas prices rise on news of lower inventories and vaccine optimism

Delaware gas prices rose by eight cents this week on optimism about a coronavirus vaccine and declining crude oil inventories. Prices  have increased  even though gas demand remains low and total refinery utilization increased, according...
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Delaware Shoprite pharmacies closing this month; Prescriptions move to CVS

Shoprite pharmacies in northern Delaware are closing this month. "The store pharmacy in Bear and three other pharmacies in Wilmington are closing this month and we are notifying our customers that their prescriptions will be...
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Carney activates National Guard as Biden inauguration approaches

 Gov.  John Carney on Friday signed Executive Order #47, activating the Delaware National Guard to assist state and local authorities with activity around the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. The state had already okayed the deployment of...
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Coronavirus-related deaths move past 1,000 mark

Delaware reached the sad milestone of 1,002 deaths from coronavirus complications, with no signs yet of a big spike in holiday-related cases. Seven new deaths were reported as of Thursday night,  pushing Delaware’s total number...
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SEPTA to resume service to Newark, Christiana later this month

SEPTA will resume Regional Rail service to Churchmans Crossing  and Newark as work gets underway on the I-95 project in Wilmington. The new  Wilmington Line  timetable features  service to and from  Churchman's Crossing (Christiana)  and...
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JPMorgan Chase hires 30 grads from the Zip Code Wilmington bootcamp

  Zip Code Wilmington, announced a milestone in its   collaboration with JPMorgan Chase. The program helps Delaware job seekers move  into the technology field and secure full-time employment after completing the 12-week coding "bootcamp." In 2020,...
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Updated: Father, son from Laurel charged after photo of man with Confederate flag...

A father and son from Laurel are in custody  after a widely posted   photograph showed  a man carrying a Confederate flag  during  the storming of the U.S. Capitol. The presence of the flag became...
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Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware pushes for woman of color as chancellor

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware  launched  a six-figure campaign calling for Gov. John  Carney to appoint a person of color to replace retiring Chancellor Andre Bouchard on Chancery Court. The campaign will use   radio,...
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Personnel file: ChristianaCare Union; Corteva, Saint Francis, BH Fox & Roach; Diamond State Financial,...

(Send personnel news items to drainey@delawarebusinessnow.com ChristianaCare COO adds Union Hospital to responsibilities Sharon Kurfuerst has been appointed President of ChristianaCare, Union Hospital, Elkton, MD. In her new role, Kurfuerst will oversee efforts to strengthen community relationships...
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Saving our stages

Good afternoon, One of the best things to come out of the recently signed $900 billion coronavirus bill is the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. The program is offered for businesses and nonprofits  that have been affected...
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Food and Drink: Another beer honors Biden; Taco Reho plans brick and mortar location;...

Two brewers that are ridin' with  Biden  report their offerings have been hits. As reported here earlier, Wilmington Brew Works sold out batches of the Biden beer - Rail Car One. The label is striking with...
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Covid-19 dashboard: Hospitalizations down from record level as death toll approaches 1,000

In its  Thursday report, the Delaware Division of Public Health reported one new deathand a record number of hospitalizations. Figures are based on information from Wednesday  night.   A total of  872  new positive cases were reported,...