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The State Division of Unemployment says its dealing with an increased amount of fraud, even as the jobless rate falls.

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With COVID restrictions largely eliminated, vaccinations creeping up and the summer season here, you’d think restaurants hammered by the pandemic would be poised for a big rebound.

But Contributor Eileen Dallabrida reports many are struggling to ramp up.  That's because, while they have customers again, many don’t have the staff to serve them.


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The City of Milford is looking to buy land for an industrial/business park.


A financial dispute between the chicken processor Allen Harim and the wastewater management company Artesian boils over into litigation. 

More jobs are coming to Delaware over the next 18-months as one of the largest motor carriers in North America expands its operations in the First State.


The decision whether to go to the Delaware Humane Association (DHA) or the Delaware SPCA for animal welfare services is going to get a lot easier. The two organizations plan to merge.


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The State Treasurer’s office is pushing lawmakers to create a new program to help make saving for retirement easier.


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The Delaware River and Bay Authority released a study on the economic impact of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry on the region.

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The owner of Delaware City Refinery is trying again to get some relief from renewable fuel credits it is required to purchase, and it’s getting support from Delaware’s Congressional delegation and Gov. John Carney

Contributor Jon Hurdle takes a look at these credits and why they are getting attention now.


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Delaware’s climate has gotten warmer and wetter in recent decades. The new climate “normals” the federal government released last week made this clear.

And Delaware’s farmers are among the groups working to adapt to the changes.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with Emmalea Ernest and David Owens of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension about what the First State’s “new normal” means for agriculture


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There’s no need to hoard gas in trash bags or anything else, the Colonial Pipeline is up and running again.

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Gov. John Carney’s decision to relax COVID capacity restrictions changes the equation for many stores and businesses looking to get back to normal after over a year of modified operations.

But contributor Eileen Dallabrida reports while many retailers are already seeing a welcomed rebound in business, it’s not all smooth sailing.

Delaware created a new website that seeks to draw new workers to the First State.

 

The Delaware Prosperity Partnership recently launched LiveLoveDelaware. com.

 


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The 2018 deal leasing the Port of Wilmington to a private operator, Gulftainer, was hailed as a win– offering the promise of new jobs, private investment into the port, and millions in annual operating fees to Delaware.

But contributor Karl Baker reports Gulftainer is facing some headwinds to reaching those lofty expectations.


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Signs of trouble at a major behavioral healthcare provider in Delaware grow, as the company files for bankruptcy. 

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Delaware’s unemployment rate continues its steady climb upwards.

In March, the state’s jobless rate ticked up for a fifth straight month —this time from 6.3 percent to 6.5 percent.

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The state is starting another round of matching grants to help young businesses grow. 

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Delaware’s unemployment rate ticked up for a fourth straight month in February - this time from 6.1 to 6.3%.

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A custom manufacturer of shade sails, covers, seatings and awnings is coming to Central Delaware, bringing 16 jobs to the area.

 


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Amazon is extending its footprint into Southern Delaware.

 

This latest Amazon fulfillment center planned in Seaford will be its first in southern Delaware.


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An online retail, warehousing and distribution company is adding jobs in New Castle.

The First State wants to build a more diverse tech talent pipeline. And the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) has some ideas to make that happen.


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You can eat dinner in the middle of Main Street in Newark again starting this week.


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A year ago, just before the COVID pandemic lockdown began, the housing market in Delaware was heating up.  Sellers in early 2020 often had their choice of offers.

One year later, despite the pandemic, the story remains the same. And contributor Eileen Dallabrida reports, if anything, the market is even hotter.


A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are starting to see how some efforts to help people hit hard economically are faring.

One example is Forward Delaware, a broad training program to help people laid off during the pandemic pivot to a new career.

It wraps up this month and contributor Larry Nagengast looks at what it‘s accomplished since rolling out in August


Some electric customers in Delaware are about to save a few bucks.

Delaware State University wants to help connect people of color with union construction jobs.


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The state revised Delaware’s overall unemployment rate for 2020 to paint a somewhat rosier picture.

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The COVID-19 pandemic affected many things over the past year - including the poultry industry.

 


State officials urge careful consideration of insurance plans during a special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


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