Month: April 2017

Winners of the Hen Hatch competition were announced on Tuesday at World Café Live at the Queen. Six teams pitched their business concepts to a panel of judges, competing for prizes totaling $100,000. Hen Hatch is hosted by the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship. The start-up competition has two different tracks, one for…

The State of Delaware has awarded Aetna a three-year contract to provide an HMO option to state employees and pensioners. The contract begins July 1. The Aetna HMO plan is linked to Carelink CareNow, a patient care coordination service powered by Christiana Care Health System. “We are delighted to be selected once again to provide…

Bayhealth and Bayada Home Health Care have announced a joint venture to replace Bayhealth’s home health care operation with a collaborative model led by Bayada. The goal is to enhance delivery of home care for patients living in central and southern Delaware. The venture follows a recent trend in brick-and-mortar hospitals handing off home health…

Delaware will host a Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at locations throughout the state. The Department of Health and Social Service (DHSS) and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) organized the effort as a way to keep excess prescription drugs from being misused or dumped into the waste stream. The state…

A new medical report from Global Market Insights shows the orthopedic devices market should reach $53 billion by 2024. The report said the growing geriatric population coupled with the increasing prevalence of arthritis and osteoporosis will stimulate growth. Poor diet intake, lack of physical activity, and changing lifestyle trends should also fuel demand. The rising…

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index dropped more than three points in April after increasing sharply over the past two months. Lynn Franco, the board’s director of economic indicators, said consumer confidence remains at high levels. Consumers assessed current business conditions and, to a lesser extent, the labor market less favorably than in March. Looking…

With the Trump administration discussing cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts, Delaware legislators and members of the public will hear how the arts shape Delaware’s future workforce during a May 4 presentation at Legislative Hall. “The second annual Delaware Arts Advocacy Day brings a unique opportunity to show legislators the importance of arts…

(AP) _ DuPont Co. (DD) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.11 billion. On a per-share basis, the Wilmington, Delaware-based company said it had net income of $1.27. Earnings, adjusted to account for discontinued operations and non-recurring costs, were $1.64 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed…

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisees can now easily market their residential listings to wealthy Chinese buyers through an agreement with Juwai.com. Juwai.com, a China-based international property portal, attracts roughly two million visitors per month. It is one of the world’s most popular property portals, which include other online property database sites such as Trulia and Zillow. “The…