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Navient says AP story on loan practices off base

Navient has responded to  an Associated  Press story on the loan  practices of the company. The story,  citing, a federal report,   claimed  the Wilmington-based company, among other things,  moved borrowers having trouble paying student loans...

Two of three convicted in first Vaughn prison riot trial (From WHYY)

A jury has found one of three inmates charged in a deadly 2017 prison riot in Delaware guilty of reckless murder and murder of a law enforcement officer while on duty. The jury convicted Dwayne...

N. Dakota payment processor gets probation in case that led to...

A company tied to a payday scheme that led to the conviction of a Wilmington lawyer was placed on probation and ordered to pay nearly $6.5 million. U.S. Attorney for Philadelphia  William M. McSwain announced...

CDC advises restaurants, consumers to stay away from romaine lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting an E. coli outbreak believed to be linked to romaine lettuce. The CDC is advising restaurants to not offer the lettuce and consumers not to add the...

M. Davis marks Apprenticeship Week

M. Davis and Sons, Inc. celebrated National Apprenticeship Week 2018 earlier this month by hosting local college and high school student with tours of their fabrication and manufacturing facilities. M. Davis and Sons. Inc., based near...

Spirit to offer nonstop flights to New Orleans beginning in May

  Spirit Airlines will add nonstop flights from Philadelphia International Airport beginning in May. In what appears to be head to head competition with ultra-low fare competitor Frontier, Spirit will launch service from Denver to  Louis...

‘Bowling Alone’ author sets stage for conversations on solutions to challenges facing state

Hundreds of people listened to  Robert D. Putnam speak at the Delaware Community Foundation’s  inaugural Leadership Lecture on Wednesday night, the organization reported. Last week’s  Leadership Lecture, which featured well-known sociologist and author of Our Kids: The American...

Lidl expands with purchase of New York area grocery chain

German discount  grocer  Lidl will buy a family-owned chain in the York City metro area in its first U.S. acquisition. The   German company will acquire 27 Best locations in New York and New Jersey for an...

Newark-based Biopharma institute publishes tech roadmaps

The Newark-based  National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals announced the publication of three technology roadmaps designed to benefit the biopharmaceutical community. The three roadmaps focus on manufacturing issues involving: Gene Therapy,  Vaccines, and   Antibody-Drug Conjugates...

Newark’s Fusion Fitness to close its doors at end of month

Newark's Fusion  Fitness   is closing its doors at the end of the month. Nic  DiCaire, posted on Facebook “my family and I have decided to close the doors at the end of the month. The...

David’s Bridal files for Chapter 11 in Delaware

David’s Bridal  has filed for Chapter 11 in Wilmington  as the company works to reduce its debt load. A tuxedo-clad   CEO Scott Key spoke  in a  video in making the announcement. Key said the company had...

Giving Back: Bank of America, Chase, M. Davis, Comcast Mountaire, Nickle, Nobles Pond,...

Year Up gets $200,000 grant from Bank of America  Bank of America last week Year Up Wilmington, with a two -year, $200,000 grant. Year Up Wilmington strives to eliminate the opportunity divide by providing young adults...