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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Corteva fund aims to help farmers profit from climate-positive practices

Wilmington-based  Corteva Agriscience  announced a $500,000 commitment in creating the Corteva Agriscience Climate Positive Challenge as a way to offset carbon emissions in a way that sustains farmers. The challenge grants will provide financial rewards to...

Delaware’s jobless rate now matches national figure, breaking a 15 month steak

Delaware’s jobless rate now matches the national figure. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September rose to 3.5 percent  from 3.4 percent in August. The Delaware Department of Labor reported 17,200 unemployed Delawareans in September compared...

Delaware-based Sallie Mae finds itself the subject of an NBC News segment

Sallie Mae has been able to largely escape the controversies that have swirled around the high level of student loan debt. However, the Christiana-Stanton company on Thursday found itself as the subject of a less-than-flattering story...

Chancellor fines TransPerfect $30,000 a day in billing dispute

Translation services company TransPerfect is being fined $30,000 a day for defying court orders. Chancellor Andre Bouchard issued the ruling on Thursday that also ordered TransPerfect to pay legal fees. The high-profile case featured celebrity attorney...

Updated: Spirit Airlines to add daily flights to Cancun in 2020

Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will add daily, year-round non-stop service from Philadelphia International Airport to Cancun starting on March 1, 2020. “Cancun is a very popular destination for vacationers,” said airport CEO Chellie Cameron. “This is...

Driverless vehicles and business disruption

On Wednesday night, Ken Grant of  Wilmington-based AAA Mid-Atlantic gave a wide-ranging presentation entitled "How Self-Driving Cars Will Disrupt Every Business In Existence." The event was held at the new campus of Wilmington University in...
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Corroded pipe elbow linked to Philly refinery blast, fire

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has determined that a corroded piece of pipe led to an explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. The interim head of the board also  said it was fortunate...

Shipping companies to pay $1.8 million in Delaware Valley oil pollution case

Two shipping companies incorporated in Liberia pleaded guilty in federal court in Wilmington to failing to notify the U.S. Coast Guard of a hazardous condition and for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from...

$20 million brain injury rehab center under construction near Lewes

Northern New Jersey-based J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc., a  development and design/build construction firm, started construction  on a  home and community-based brain injury rehabilitation center near Lewes. The development and design/build construction project features 78 units...

Bail bond group, Bonini push for repeal of reform legislation

An association representing the bail bond industry is aiding an effort by a Republican state senator to repeal a reform measure.  Colin Boni held a press conference on Tuesday outlining his plans to repeal House...