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Over the years, back-to-school shopping has become more than a retail excursion for JoAnn Babbie and her two sons.

Picking out binders and backpacks requires a parent-child conversation. Comparing prices is a teachable moment. And handing over the credit card and car keys to allow the boys to do some shopping on their own is a rite of passage.

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This year’s back-to-school fashions have moved beyond plaid, with new colors, cuts and combinations designed to inspire discretionary spending.

While shopping in recent years has focused on purchases kids need rather than want, this season there’s a trend toward indulgence.

Napigen

Delaware companies are reacting to a recent European Union court decision on genetically modified food. The ruling means new techniques of genetic engineering will be subject to safety checks and consumer labeling in Europe.

 

Hajime Sakai is CEO of Napigen, a gene-editing company in Wilmington. He spoke to Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller about why it’s a setback for businesses like his.

 


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Delaware has seen some heavy rain recently, and there’s more in the forecast. That’s good for some First State farmers but not others.

DowDupont

DowDuPont is expressing disappointment with a recent European Union court decision on genetically modified food.


The Food Bank of Delaware has announced a new workforce development program.


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Dover Downs Hotel and Casino could be under new ownership soon.

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment and Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island-based gambling company, have entered into a merger agreement.

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The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is earning additional national recognition.

 

The Ferry recently picked up the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.


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The unemployment rate in Delaware is lower than the national rate for the first time in almost a year and a half.

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Delaware farmers say Chinese tariffs on soybeans are taking a toll.


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