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CarMax settles with DE, other states over recall disclosure

Staff Writer Business, Headlines

Delaware and 35 other states have reached a settlement with used vehicle retailer CarMax, which has agreed to pay $1 million over concerns about its reporting of vehicle safety concerns. The settlement stems from an investigation into concerns that customers were not aware of unrepaired and potentially serious safety recalls in used vehicles. Delaware will receive $20,589.46, from the settlement. …

Bridgewater Jewelers

Bridgewater Jewelry: 5 generations, 140 drama-studded years

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

A quaint corner shop in Historic New Castle will start celebrating its 140th anniversary — and its five generations of owners — on Small Business Saturday. The colorful history of Bridgewater Jewelers starts with an English immigrant who lost a leg in a wood-chopping accident as a child. It goes on to encompass a son who committed suicide in the …

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Walmart agrees to $3.1B opioid settlement, $11.8M goes to DE

Charles Megginson Headlines, Business

Walmart announced Tuesday that the company has agreed to a $3.1 billion settlement to resolve a nationwide lawsuit brought by states, tribes and municipalities over its role in the opioid crisis. Delaware stands to receive up to $11.8 million under the terms of the settlement framework. The lawsuit alleged that Walmart exacerbated the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately …

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Google to pay Delaware $4.3M in location tracking settlement

Staff Writer Business, Headlines

Google agreed to a $391.5 million settlement with 40 states Monday over charges that the company tracked users’ location data even when asked not to.  Delaware will receive more than $4.3 million from the settlement. The money will go toward the Delaware Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Fund, allowing it to do future work without drawing on taxpayer dollars. Attorney …

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Finally! Wegmans opens Delaware store Wednesday

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Sallie Groff Reissman arrived at Barley Mill Wegmans at 8:45 a.m., hoping to be one of the first let in. She was amazed to see the line of excited customers waiting in the misty weather already moving into the store. “I thought it was at 9, but they started letting people in just a few minutes prior to me getting …

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Vaccine company Uvax Bio sets $8M expansion in Delaware

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

  A Newark vaccine company will spend $8 million to expand in Delaware, adding 63 jobs over the next three years. Uvax Bio, considered an early stage biopharmaceutical company with cutting-edge vaccine platform technology, has been headquartered in Newark since 2018. where it has five employees. Its platform has produced both COVID-19 and HIV-1 vaccine candidates. The new positions will …

Brandywine Town Center

Smaller pond, more eateries for Brandywine Town Center?

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

    Changes are afoot at the Brandywine Town Center, which could include new buildings, restaurants and parking. What they will be is yet to be determined. “No changes are proposed for the main building,” said New Castle County Councilman Dee Durham, who represents the area around the Naamans Road power center. She and the Council of Civic Associations of …

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Avelo Airlines to open Wilmington base, 5 routes to Florida

Charles Megginson Headlines, Business

Low-cost carrier Avelo Airlines is betting big on New Castle’s Wilmington Airport (ILG), announcing a new east coast base with five destinations. The base will begin operations in February. Destinations include: Orlando (MCO) — Special Inaugural Flight Wednesday, February 1, 2023 — Effective February 3, 2023 — Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays Fort Lauderdale (FLL) — Effective February 2, 2023 – …

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Low-cost carrier Avelo to begin flying out of New Castle

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Since June, Delaware has been the only state in the country with no scheduled passenger airline service. That’s about to change. Ultra-low-cost carrier Avelo Airlines plans to begin commercial service out of New Castle’s Wilmington Airport in late 2022, according to an agreement between the airline and the Delaware River and Bay Authority, which operates the airport. It’s not clear …

Cottage Cafe

SoDel will keep Bethany’s Cottage Cafe true to roots

Pam George Business, Headlines

College pals Tom Neville and Brent Poffenberger were newly graduated when they decided to start a small restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland. The Cottage Café Restaurant & Pub was so successful that the partners opened a second — and larger — location in South Bethany Beach. When the Ocean City lease expired, the men concentrated their efforts on the 240-seat Delaware …