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Delaware jobless rate up slightly as signs of slowdown appear

Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July 2019 was 3.3 percent, up from 3.2 percent in June. The increase, while statistically insignificant, comes amid signs that job growth is slowing. The Delaware Department of Labor  reported...

Newark adding solar-powered kiosks, ditching attendants in overhaul of parking ...

The City of Newark is adding  kiosks in and around downtown Newark municipal lots as it phases out meters.  The conversion to  kiosks - which accept multiple forms of payment, including a pay-by-smartphone app -...

Updated: Avenue closing all stores including three Delaware locations

Avenue Stores, LLC,  a women's clothing retailer Avenue is joining the parade of mid-sized retailers closing their doors.  The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Wilmington as it winds down operations. Wilmington is...

Route 141 interchange project gets under way on Wednesday night

As reported previously by Delaware Business Now, work gets underway next week on a  major project on Route 141 with a two-year time frame. Work begins on the first ramp projects at 8  p.m. on...

Food and drink: Pop up beer garden in Newark, barbecue on Philly Pike

It hasn’t been that long since the last food and drink report was posted. But late summer has been a busy time in the food and drink arena. Here’s one event that’s already underway. The City...

Asbestos contractor at Boxwood site facing nearly $33,000 in penalties

A contractor is facing nearly  $33,000 in fines and penalties for environmental violations related to the removal of asbestos during the demolition of the former Boxwood General Motors site. EcoServices and a foreman for the...

Personnel File: Del-One, Christiana Care, Del. Contemporary, Lyons, Sallie Mae, ...

  Del-One Federal Credit Union names CEO  The Board of Directors of Del-One Federal Credit Union announced the appointment of Ron Baron as President and Chief Executive Officer of Del-One Federal Credit Union.  Baron had been...

11 Delaware companies make the Inc. 5000 list

A company that helps companies and people buy and sell online sites toppd the list of 11 companies on the Inc. 5000 list. Empire Flippers, a company that brokers the sales and purchases on online...

Sharp Energy honored for support of alternate fuel vehicles

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover,  announced that its propane subsidiary, Sharp Energy, Inc., was recently selected by the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT) as a recipient of its Industry Support Award. Sharp Energy was nominated...

Port Deposit woman charged with racking up more than $300K in personal charges...

A Port Deposit, MD woman has been charged with racking  up more than $300,000 in corporate credit card charges for trips, charitable contributions, and other personal expenses. According to the Delaware U.S. Attorney's office, Kimberly Sponaugle,...

Dover Downs results highlighted in new owner’s earnings report

Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc., aided by results from Dover Downs, posted higher revenue in the second quarter. Highlights Revenue increased 29.2 percent  to $143.2 million  Gross gaming revenue increased 26.5 percent  to $228.0 million ...