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Monday, March 23, 2020

Philadelphia orders closing of ‘non-essential businesses’

The City of Philadelphia has ordered the closing of "non-essential" businesses and has taken other steps in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) As of 5 p.m. on Monday and through Friday,...

From WHYY: Pennsylvania governor orders closing ‘non-life sustaining’ business, with beer distributors making...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf all "non-life-sustaining" to close in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. The  list of businesses that can stay open includes beer distributors. Alcohol beverage control officials earlier ordered the closing of...

American Airlines slashes international flight schedule through early May

American Airlines Group Inc. announced a  75 percent cut in long-haul international flights from the U.S. Passenger traffic has plunged due to the coronavirus pandemic and government restrictions. American operates a gateway to Europe from...

From WHYY: Suburban Philadelphia liquor stores to close as restaurants...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf extended an emergency order to include an end to dine-in restaurant service in suburban Philadelphia counties including Chester and Delaware. The order added Alleghany County, which includes Pittsburgh. Restaurants can still...

Real estate developer Hilco prevails in purchase of shuttered Philadelphia refinery site

U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington,n Wednesday morning confirmed that Hilco Redevelopment Partners prevailed with its proposal to purchase the shuttered Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. Hilco has a record of redeveloping industrial sites that included...

Workplace safety program saves $4 million-plus for participants

The Delaware Department of Insurance has analyzed new filings from the state’s top writers of workers’ compensation insurance after announcing the third consecutive year of decreased rates  in November. The top writers represent nearly 10,000...

Frontier Airlines to announce service from Wilmington-New Castle to Orlando

Frontier Airlines  is returning to Wilmington Airport with three-day-a-week service to Orlando. The Frontier timetable Tuesday morning listed the service with a May starting date. The destination  makes sense, since Orlando, with its theme parks,...

Wilmington native Coker leaving Philly tourism post for San Diego

Wilmington native Julie Coker is leaving her post as head of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau to take a similar portion in San Diego. Coker had served in the post since 2016. She joined  the...

From WHYY: Buyer emerges for Philadelphia refinery

A redeveloper of industrial properties is slated to become the owner of the now shuttered Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. The refinery, the largest in the Delaware Valley, was rocked by an explosion and fire last...

New York law firm to merge with Duane Morris

Duane Morris LLP and Satterlee Stephens  announced  that the partners of both firms have approved the material terms of a merger agreement. The merger is expected that the deal to be  finalized by the end...