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Dad may face charges following domestic incident, fire

Newark Police  and the State Fire Marshall’s Office are investigating  a house fire on Old Cooches Bridge Road that preceded  an  alleged assault of a  teenager. Police report that  shortly before the fire,  a 17-year...

Appletree Answers wins workplace video contest (with video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm2HyTTmHOw Appletree Answers, based near Wilmington,  won the ‘We Love Our Workplace’ Video contest hosted by Great Place to Work Institute. The other top 10 video finalists including companies such as ConAgra, Mattel, Mayo Clinic,...

Bryn Mawr Bank agrees to buy First Bank assets

Bryn Mawr Bank Corp.,   parent of The Bryn Mawr Trust  Co.,  announced it agreed  to acquire certain consumer and business deposit and loan accounts, along with a branch location, from First Bank of...

New features added to website

The DougRainey.com website received new features  after moving to full-time status in late March. The site, which was started in 2010, provides business news and analysis, as well as a smattering of police news. Posting...

'Press release' reporter finds job after News-Journal pulled offer

As career moves go, Khristopher Brooks didn't do the smart   thing when he put out a press release announcing that he would join the News-Journal. Brooks Delaware's biggest newspaper withdrew its job offer, but thanks to...

Delaware libraries 'get their geek on'

Delaware is joining a nationwide effort to freshen up the stuffy image of libraries. The Geek the Library campaign highlights the ability of libraries to give free access to information and news. This is no...

Opinion: Capital One's actions show need for good banking climate

From time to time, there is talk about tinkering with the tax breaks enjoyed by the financial services industry in Delaware. The recent actions by Capital One, which plans to actually add jobs after the...

Warm weather cools down Chesapeake's earnings

Dover-based Chesapeake Utilities reported net income of $10.7 million, down $3 million from a year earlier as warmer temperatures took a bite out of demand.  Heating degree days were down 23 percent on the Delmarva...

County gets grant targeting Route 9 and 13 area

New Castle County Executive Paul . Clark announced that the county has been awarded a $41,700 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to create an economic-development plan for the Routes 9 and 13...

Burger, fry spot opens in Newark

Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries opened  Wednesday at 59 E. Main Street in Newark, next to California Tortilla with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The dining spot  features Ocean City-style french fries as well as hamburgers....

UD Police officer charged with harassing female student

 Newark Police arrested a University of Delaware Police officer on charges of harassing a University of Delaware student. Demetrius Sharp, 31,  of Kennett Square, Pa.,  was the subject of an  investigation  dating back to...

County Chamber to hold Awards Luncheon

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Awards Luncheon at a May 10 noon luncheon event at the Sheraton Wilmington South,  the newly opened  high-rise hotel, off I-95 near New...

Opinion – An oil company's long, strange journey

It has been a long, strange journey for ConocoPhillips, a company that for a time had ties to Delaware. The Delaware side of the story began when DuPont bought  Conoco in the early 1980s when...

Crestor study good news for AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca announced results of a study that showed a 40 mg Crestor significantly decreased LDL-C or “bad” cholesterol and increased HDL-C or “good” cholesterol compared with 80 mg of atorvastatin in patients with acute...

Morgan treasury unit offers iPhone-based check deposits for business

New York-based J.P. Morgan Treasury Services launched its mobile application Image Deposit Direct Mobile (IDD Mobile). IDD Mobile enables U.S.-based companies to make check deposits using any Apple iPhone device, eliminating the need to...

Greenwood man charged with double homicide

Delaware State Police have arrested a Greenwood man in connection with the double homicide of an elderly man and woman.  The investigation into this incident began at approximately 5:30 p.m.on April 26 after troopers were...

DuPont acquires remainder of soy venture

DuPont,  on May 1,  took  full ownership of St. Louis-based soy-based ingredients  joint venture  Solae. DuPont previously owned 72 percent  of the joint venture while grain merchant  Bunge owned the  remainder. Published reports indicate...

Payday loan bill has bipartisan support

A bill to tighten restrictions on payday loans has bipartisan support and it remains to be seen whether that will be enough to overcome an intense lobbying effort by the industry to stop the...

Sunoco sold to energy partnership

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. And Philadelphia-based Sunoco, Inc. announced a definitive merger agreement with ETP  buying Sunoco in a transaction valued at $50.13. The deal consists about 50 percent cash and 50 percent Energy Transfer common units,...

Update – Newark Police seek driver in fatal hit and run accident near...

Newark Police are investigating a hit and run crash that claimed the life of an elderly  pedestrian on Monday night near the Newark Free Library. The victim was identified as Helen Yang, 76,  of the...
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