Month: December 2015

Dr. David J. Bailey, CEO of The Nemours Foundation, will serve as keynote speaker at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s 179th Annual Dinner on Jan. 11. Dr. Bailey has been recognized by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and was the only pediatrician to make the magazine’s 2014…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — With New Year’s weather expected to be chilly but sunny, Delaware officials are encouraging people to celebrate New Year’s Day outdoors in one of the state parks. The state is encouraging attendance with its First Day Hikes Initiative. Park officials expect attendance at state parks to increase by 15 percent on Friday. Division…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Attorney General Matt Denn is calling on lawmakers to use $29 million in settlements from banks to help low-income communities in Delaware. Denn announced his proposal Wednesday for the remaining funds received from Bank of America and Citigroup to resolve allegations that market misconduct contributed to the financial crash in 2008. Denn…

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans requested unemployment benefits last week, but the level remains near historic lows in a positive sign for the job market. THE NUMBERS: Applications for jobless aid jumped 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The less volatile 4-week average climbed 4,500 to 277,000. Over the past 12 months,…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — New Castle County officials are weighing whether to move forward with an environmental study of land eyed for a proposed $500 million private cargo facility south of the existing port in Wilmington. Port unions, city officials and County Executive Thomas P. Gordon are backing the proposed development of a 176-acre plot…

The SBA is seeking input and comments on certification of women-owned small businesses and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses in connection with the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program. SBA is planning to amend its regulations to implement section 825 of the National Defense Authorization Act, which removes the statutory authority allowing women-owned small businesses  and…

JP Morgan Chase purchased a commercial development parcel at Second and King Streets from Brandywine Realty Trust on Dec. 17, according to a deed filed in the New Castle County Recorder of Deeds Office. No price was disclosed on the deed. Separately, Brandywine Realty Trust reported selling a 1.6 acre parcel at the corner of…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware filmmaking duo’s film has been chosen to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Wilmington filmmakers JJ Garvine and Tai Parquet’s documentary “Film Hawk” will debut at the festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 24. Garvine and Parquet will attend a directors-only brunch with festival founder Robert Redford, but…