Month: July 2017

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A Delaware animal shelter has reopened its doors following a fatal, fiery crashed that destroyed the veterinary clinic and damaged the adoption areas. News outlets report that all services at the Brandywine Valley SPCA in New Castle reopened Wednesday. Brandywine Valley SPCA CEO Adam Lamb, says staff and vendors pushed…

The Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that Lauren Weaver will take over as executive director August 7. Weaver is currently the events and member relations manager for the organization, which covers a number of towns in the southern coastal area of Delaware. The announcement followed the resignation of Kristie Maravalli from the position last week.…

LONDON (AP) — Shares in Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca plunged as much as 17 percent Thursday after a new lung cancer treatment proved less successful than the company had hoped. AstraZeneca said human trials of the drug Imfinzi failed to meet the goal of improving progression-free survival rates in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Investors…

Nearly 200 artists and crafters will display their works at the 56th Brandywine Festival of the Arts on September 9-10. The event in the Josephine Gardens of Wilmington’s Brandywine Park will feature paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography and other works. There will be live music by local performers, food vendors and children’s activities. Claymont painter Rick…

Female investors follow recommended investment principles more often than men, according to a new survey by the Wells Fargo Investment Institute. The survey found that single women traded 27 percent less frequently than single men, possibly because men tend to be overconfident about their investment ability. The study said overconfident investors tend to believe they…

Department of Insurance commissioner touts new agenda

By Pam George Special to Delaware Business Times Trinidad Navarro, a former police officer and New Castle County sheriff, became Delaware’s insurance commissioner in January. “In just our first six months in office, we’ve helped countless people who’ve had issues with insurance companies with respect to claims, with respect to prescription drugs, with respect to…