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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Jos. Bank and MBNA’s heyday

Good afternoon, News that the California company that owns Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse filed for Chapter 11 protection brought to mind tales from the glory days of MBNA. You might remember MBNA had a...
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Major General Carol Timmons and that fateful day

Good afternoon, The passing of retired Delaware Adjutant General Carol Timmons at 62 brought a host of tributes from the many people whose lives she touched over the years. Timmons served as Adjutant General for two...
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Most top stories in July had ties to the pandemic

Good afternoon everyone, Although Delaware Business Now's visitor traffic returned to something closer to pre-pandemic figures, the focus of readers continues to be the virus's effects on the economy. Of the 20 stories with the most page views,...
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Croda meets the environmental justice movement

(Photo of the Croda ethylene oxide plant  under construction) Good afternoon everyone, The environmental justice movement is picking up steam in the New Castle area.  In the past few years, the movement here and elsewhere has...
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Help for a struggling Sussex economy?

Good afternoon, This hasn't been a good week or for that matter a good year for Sussex County. The latest blow came when Washington, D.C. issued a quarantine order for travelers to and from Delaware, a...
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The Cavaliers redevelopment – We’ve been here before

Good afternoon everyone, To the surprise of no one, Cavaliers, is lumbering toward final approval from the New Castle County Council. For background on the latest developments, click here  for the story from WDEL. Plans call for consolidating...
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Beebe’s Tam was the right choice

Good afternoon everyone, Beebe Healthcare found the right CEO when selecting Dr. David Tam. The retired Navy medical officer from California came to the coastal Sussex health care system with an impressive background in hospital and...
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Become a part of the Delaware Business Now family with our membership...

For the past eight years, we have provided independent,  no-agenda business coverage. But digital-only sites have not been exempted from the wrenching changes taking place in the media world. Some outlets have moved to  "paywalls" that limit...
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UD’s revised fall schedule bad news for Newark area economy

Good afternoon, The decision by the University of  Delaware to keep the bulk of its fall classes online did not come as a big surprise. The decision marks a ratcheting down of a hybrid approach featuring...
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Feds reject plea to regulate utility payments to solar customers

Good afternoon, One of the ways that small businesses, farms, and homeowners in Delaware and elsewhere can cut their electric costs is a mechanism known as net metering. Delaware and other states that are working to...