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Friday, January 18, 2019

Celebrating Chemours

Good afternoon everyone, The opening of the new headquarters of Chemours this week marked a victory tour of sorts for a company that has staged a remarkable turnaround since its launch in July of 2015. Earlier...

Equal Rights Amendment vote exposes north-south chasm

Good afternoon, (Photo courtesy of WHYY) Yesterday's vote on a state Equal Rights Amendment exposed the deep ideological divide between north and south. Most male Republican legislators representing a large swatch of Kent and Sussex counties.  voted...

Gannett hostile takeover attempt draws  yawns

Hello everyone, News that News Journal and Daily Times  owner   Gannett is facing a takeover battle drew yawns outside the area’s communications/journalism community. Chain-owned daily newspapers have been sliding toward irrelevance for several years, with...

The long, strange Bloom trip

Good afternoon, The Bloom story energy story has many twists and turns since the effort to bring the fuel cell company to Delaware during the depths of the recession  It is clear that some perspective...

Ouch – Those Route 301 tolls

If they did a Yelp review on the new Route 301 bypass, the newly opened toll road would get one star. The newly opened  14-mile route that aims to deal with a  growing traffic nightmare in...

Bad info can spread at lightning speed

Good afternoon, More than a month has passed, but that does not mean a couple of incidents over the holidays should fade into memory. I am referring to the situations we saw with chemical company Croda...

Guest view: The economic and social power of restaurants

By Carrie Leishman (Leishman is president of the Delaware Restaurant Association) As a society, we need restaurants. We depend on them to foster community, knit people together and serve up civility at a time when national...

State again faces surplus challenge

Good afternoon, Delaware Gov. John Carney had encouraging words for the nearly 1,000 who attended the annual dinner of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce on Monday night. In what has become a tradition at the...

Could we see Whole Foods in Delaware?

Good afternoon, Could Whole Foods finally come to Delaware? The Wall Street Journal (subscription) reports that the upscale grocery chain may be back on a growth track  after years of cutbacks. Parent company Amazon has reportedly...

Herb Kelleher built a company with a heart and aided  Wilmington credit card upstart

Good morning, A business giant died last week at age 87. Southwest’s beloved co-founder Herb Kelleher opened the skies to millions of travelers and through the airline helped bolster Delaware’s status as a credit card capital. The connection...