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Water firm invites customers to buy coverage on e-devices

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

The company that provides water to about 100,000 people in New Castle is known for regularly sending out snail-mail letters advocating that customers buy some financial coverage for their sewer lines in case they break. It now is suggesting something similar for electronic devices. “Veolia believes in bringing our customers the best in service and value,” it explains in a …

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DSU to use $1 million grant for urban revitalization center

Jarek Rutz Business, Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Delaware State University will use $1 million in federal funds to build an urban revitalization center. The money will come through a federal grant, announced Tuesday on campus by U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester. The Center for Urban Revitalization and Entrepreneurship will be located at 225 W. Division Street in downtown Dover, one block from the university’s Dover Campus. DSU …

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Abandoned Burger King found in Concord Mall sends Internet wild

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

  “A fully intact vintage Burger King was found behind a wall at the Concord Mall,” a Twitter user posted Tuesday. And by Wednesday, the tweet had gone viral, with more than 15,000 retweets, more than 160,000 likes, a Reddit thread and an article in India. Another Reddit thread about the photo started Monday. All the attention sparked a visit …

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Bill to lower realty transfer tax sails through House committee

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

A bill to decrease Delaware’s realty transfer tax from 4% to 3% was released from the House Administration Committee Wednesday. Introduced by Rep. Bill Bush, D-Dover, House Bill 358 would make law of something Rep. Mike Ramone, R-Pike Creek South, has been preaching for years: reducing the cost of Delaware’s real estate transfer tax after it was increased during financially …

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Fujifilm exec: 2 plants may not be enough

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

    While Fujifilm celebrated the opening of the first of its two new ink manufacturing plants in Delaware Thursday, its president said Friday it may need more. “There might not be enough capacity,” Ian Wilkinson said. “So we need to think about what we do next.” Its 20-acre New Castle site will be home to Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Inc.’s …

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Fujifilm opens first of two new inkjet facilities

Staff Writer Business, Headlines

Fujifilm on Thursday opened the first of two new manufacturing plants that will produce printer inks. The New Castle site is Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Inc.’s first dispersion manufacturing facility in the U.S.  Its $19 million investment will create more than 21 new professional, managerial, engineering and skilled labor jobs. The 8,100-square-foot facility includes manufacturing and process control equipment is in …

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New history, eco-tour will focus on Mispillion River’s importance

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

  A new six-hour Sussex County history and eco tour will give guests a look at the Dupont Nature Center, the Milford Museum, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center and the history of the Mispillion River, which connects them all. Delmarva Discovery Tours  of Milford has teamed up with those groups and Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford to offer a unique …

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Darby ordinance would make Wilm employers pay for shift changes

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Photo/Getty Images Business leaders are lining up in opposition to a proposed ordinance in Wilmington that would require service industry employers to provide two-weeks notice of work schedules and compensate employees when changes occur.  The measure, sponsored by Council Member Shané Darby, D-District 2, aims to provide more schedule stability for hourly workers at retail, hospitality and foodservice establishments with …

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Middletown residents fight to stop warehouse construction

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition to halt the development of a 1.8-million-square-foot warehouse complex next to The Village of Bayberry North, a residential community in Middletown. They’re angry because the warehouses will go up in a spot that had been approved as a business park with offices, restaurants and a daycare center. Instead, they’ll end up with …

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Sen. Brian Pettyjohn to host webinar on broadband internet

Charles Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

A webinar focused on the expansion of broadband internet access will give Delawareans a chance to ask questions and learn more about the state’s investment in hardwired internet infrastructure.  On Tuesday, April 12, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, will host the webinar for interested members of the public.  Panelists will include representatives from the Delaware Department of Technology and Information, who …