Month: March 2017

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Despite an adverse legal ruling, landowners in northeastern Pennsylvania are planning to continue their fight to drill for natural gas in the Delaware River watershed. Wayne Land and Mineral Group LLC is battling the Delaware River Basin Commission for the right to drill on its 180-acre property in Wayne County. The…

Seventy percent of midsized companies expect the economy to improve in the next six months, according to a first-quarter multi-state survey from M&T Bank. Here in Delaware, the agricultural segment is growing in Kent and Sussex counties, developers have projects in their pipelines, lending activity is strong and the DE Sports Turf project is expected…

About one-in-seven Americans believe men should not be able to take paternity leave, according to a new Pew Research Center study. That compares with three-in-a-hundred who believe women shouldn’t be able to take maternity leave. Most Americans support paid leave for parents following the birth or adoption of a baby, and they feel the same way…

A team of former executives from leading credit card companies is launching a series of new consumer credit cards under the brand “Ollo.” The newly formed company, Fair Square Financial Holdings, has received an equity commitment to finance card issuance from Wilmington-based Pine Brook, an investment firm focused on building financial services businesses. “Almost a…

The European Commission has granted conditional regulatory clearance for the merger of DuPont and Dow Chemical. The approval is a significant step toward closing the merger transaction and dividing the two companies into three independent, publicly traded companies. DuPont and Dow must now fulfill certain commitments given to the EC. Specifically, DuPont will divest its…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is proposing a mix of tax increases and spending cuts to balance a budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. Carney on Thursday unveiled his plan to maintain core government services while closing an estimated $385 million shortfall between expected revenue and expected expenses for fiscal…

Litecure’s laser treatment improves injury recovery for clients across the globe

By Michael Bradley There are 3,000 falcons spread throughout the United Arab Emirates that owe their pain-free flight to a laser treatment from Litecure, a Newark-based technology company with a pioneering solution for injury recovery. The 10-year-old company has customers in 40 different countries and has helped countless people and creatures of all kinds shorten…

By Michael Bradley Chase Cotton has an exercise he used to perform with his University of Delaware students when he taught them about cyber security. He would ask for a show of hands of people who don’t have a lock of sorts on their cellphones. Usually, about “15 to 20 percent” of the students would…

For GotShade’s vehicle customizers, every day’s a wrap

It was only a $5 decal, but in the early years of growing its tinting and custom vehicle wrap operation, those $5 decals — if ordered in big volumes — helped keep GotShade Online Inc. marching forward. That’s the rhythm that’s come to define this Bear-based business — formerly Formula One Tinting and Graphics —…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials say more than 200,000 Delaware residents have been put at risk of identity theft following a breach of a state Labor Department job-seeker database earlier this month. Delaware Department of Labor Secretary Patrice Gilliam Johnson said Wednesday that the attack occurred after a hacker created a job-seeker account in the…