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Winter is coming to a  government-dependent Delaware

Good afternoon everyone, The financial advice website, WalletHub rolls out a nonstop array of rankings that show up in media Email. Some can be on the shaky side, even though reports are vetted by university faculty. The latest rolled out as July 4thapproaches  centers on the financial independence of states. The ranking crunches numbers in areas like credit card debt,  poverty rates,...

A smart move on apprenticeships

News that the Delaware Department of Labor and the Delaware Restaurant Association have partnered on an apprenticeship program for culinary professionals is welcome news. The industry continues to thrive, despite a high casualty rate that comes with the territory.  The  need for skilled professionals has grown at a time when customers insist on fresh ingredients and top-notch preparation.  Another key area...

Media update: News Journal looking for legislative reporter after Goss departure

The News Journal is looking for a legislative reporter after the departure of Scott Goss. Goss took the  the communications post for Senate Democrats. He also worked as a business reporter at the News Journal and prior to that for Gatehouse papers in Delaware (Dover Post etc.),  Cecil Whig and Newark Post. A help wanted advertisement has been posted for the legislative...

Happy Wednesday, It came as no surprise that the price tag of the newly opened  Jack Markell Trail led to a few critical comments on our  Facebook page. Many of us have trouble wrapping our heads around spending big bucks on a bicycle-walking trail that runs about eight miles. Eighty percent of the money comes from federal funds. (See story link...

Our view: Joining the race for Amazon’s HQ2

I spent some time on Google yesterday scanning the growing list of local stories on efforts to lure the  Amazon HQ2 project that  calls for a corporate complex somewhere outside its hometown of Seattle. Delaware has vowed join the effort to lure the headquarters that could employ 50,000 people and occupy millions of square feet. I gave up my search  after ...

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Wet lab added to Eastern Shore incubator Center. Maryland Department of Commerce) Verizon CEO sees decision on online TV service in six months. Advertising Age  Classes begin for Delaware watch-making program (WHYY Newsworks) Suburban Philadelphia’s SEI selected as investment manager for Delaware Community Foundation funds. (PR Newswire)    
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