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Deaths and percentage of positive cases continued to rise during the week

The number of deaths from coronavirus grew by eight during the past week, according to the Friday report from the Delaware Division of Public Health. A total of 704 Delawareans died due to complications from...
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Media Update: DelawareLive’s sporty acquisition; New anti-Carney campaign ad; Citywide marketing effort...

Delaware Live is still snapping up most of the state's mom and pops online media sites. The online venture, launched earlier this year,  recently acquired 302 Sports LLC. The site expands Delaware Live into live production...
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Permit comment period extended for proposed Edgemoor container port

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will extend the public comment period through Tuesday, Dec. 1 on the Diamond State Port Corporation’s proposed new container port on the Delaware River at the...
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Dover Downs owner converting to Bally’s brand

Dover Downs owner Twin River Worldwide Holdings, effective Nov. 9, will change its name to Bally's Corporation. The name change for the Rhode Island-based company comes with the purchase of the Bally's casino in Atlantic...
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Transportation notes: Amtrak offers sneak peak at Acela interior; airlines pivot...

Amtrak has offered a preview of its new Acela trainsets that will stop or roar through the Biden Wilmington Train Station next year. The new  Acela high-speed trains will provide travelers with higher-end accommodations and amenities,...
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Fire service leader, business owner Mike Rush dies

Businessman and volunteer fire service leader Edward "Mike Rush" has died.  He was president of Rush Uniform, Inc., a company established by his father in 1963. Rush was a charter member of the Better Business Bureau...
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BPG marks topping off of Marlette building and leasing success at The Concord

(Photos from BPG) The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (BPG), and BPGS Construction, announced the topping out of a new three-story, 60,000 square foot built-to-suit Class A office space for the financial technology company, Marlette Funding LLC....
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University of Delaware confirms 122 employee workforce reduction

The University of Delaware has laid off 122   employees as it deals with a potential quarter of a billion-dollar shortfall. University spokesperson Andrea Boyle Tippett confirmed that the university went through a reduction in...
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A good week for Delaware

Hello everyone, It's hard to believe, but Delaware had a good week on the economic front as we see no signs that the pandemic will magically disappear. Some credit has to go to Amazon. The online...
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Delaware joins New Jersey, Rhode Island in working toward joint Covid-19 testing...

Delaware Gov. John Carney, New Jersey Gov.  Phil Murphy, and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced that their states will work together on coronavirus testing for those without symptoms. Below is a joint statement. The coronavirus...
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Rate of positive Covid-19 cases continues slow rise

Delaware saw another  increase in its rate of positive coronavirus tests as of Tuesday night. Two new deaths in Sussex County were reported, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. The two individuals were in...
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Guest view: Technology, Hype, and the Future:  Cryptocurrency

By James H. Lee The view is always better from the edge.  In this new column for Delaware Business Now, I'll cover new technologies and growth investments.  As a professional futurist, I keep my finger...