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Nation’s jobless rate down slightly to 6.7% as signs begin to point to...

The nation's unemployment fell slightly to 6.7 percent in November. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that the uptick in jobs reflects the "continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to...
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(Video) Carney says state faces ‘difficult decisions’ in limiting Covid-19 spread as...

Gov. John Carney said officials have "difficult decisions to make" this week in combatting a surge in coronavirus. Options were not detailed. Other states have resorted to closing gyms and bars, limiting restaurants to carry...
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Initial jobless claims in Delaware drop by 429

Initial Delaware unemployment claims in late November fell to 1,440, down 429 a week earlier,  the U.S. Labor Department of Labor reported. In the week ending November 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial...
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AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine studies raise questions

AstraZeneca's  coronavirus vaccine announcement is drawing scrutiny. The New York Times (subscription) and  Wired later took note of questions regarding the AstraZeneca studies conducted in the United Kingdom and Brazil. Investors seemed to reflect the skepticism with AstraZeneca shares...
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Video: AstraZeneca Covid vaccine 90% effective in one trial, with deep freeze storage...

An interim analysis of clinical trials in Brazil and the United Kingdom show a coronavirus vaccine co-developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University is up to 90 percent effective. It's the third such announcement, with both...
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(Video) Chesapeake Utilities completes $1 million ‘Safety Town’ training center

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation completed  the company’s training facility in Dover. The training center, named ‘Safety Town,’ will serve as a resource for training employees company-wide who build, maintain and operate natural gas infrastructure and will...
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Chase credit card unit announces buy now, pay later feature

  The Wilmington-based Chase credit card business  officially announced My Chase Plan, a digital ‘buy now, pay later’ feature available on eligible Chase consumer credit cards. My Chase Plan allows cardmembers the option to pay...
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Businesses not exempt from utility scams, Delmarva Power reports

Delmarva Power marked  Utility Scam Awareness Day on Nov. 18 by pointing out energy-related scams that, if successful, steal funds and personal information. Scams occur throughout the year, but the company generally sees an increase...
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Axalta to vacate Philadelphia headquarters in restructuring move

The former DuPont paint and coatings business is downsizing its operations and closing its Center City Philadelphia headquarters. Axalta announced a restructuring program. “to more closely align its global organization with its two global business...
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PNC to gain nationwide footprint with $11.6 billion deal for BBVA USA Bankshares

PNC will end up with a nationwide footprint with a deal to acquire the U.S. operations of Spanish financial institution Banco Bilbao. The  definitive agreement calls for PNC to acquire BBVA USA Bancshares, Inc., including its...