Month: November 2017

Delaware State University’s Board of Trustees this morning voted unanimously to elect Chairwoman Dr. Wilma Mishoe as interim president of the college. Vice Chairwoman Dr. Devona Williams will take over as interim board chair. Both made history when they became the first women chair members in the college’s 126-years history back in August. The changes…

How Amazon could transform Delaware, from offices to bananas

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times If northern New Castle County were to land Amazon’s second headquarters (and that’s a huge if), the area would be dramatically transformed. “I don’t see Delaware as a realistic option” for the online giant, said James L. Butkiewicz, chair of the University of Delaware economics department. “The…

Delaware is keeping a team of lawyers on hand to investigate and potentially sue opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in the national health crisis. Attorney General Matt Denn announced yesterday that the Delaware Department of Justice has retained a team of national lawyers to tackle the issue. “The goal is very simple,” Denn…

Concierge patients pay for more time with doctors

By Peggy Mika Special to Delaware Business Times Concierge or membership medicine is a growing trend among primary-care providers. The physicians who practice this style of care say it energizes primary care in Delaware by letting them practice medicine in a meaningful way again. The doctors we spoke with had been seeing 3,000 to 5,000…

WalletHub today released its latest Corporate Tax Rate Report breaking down 2016 tax rates for companies in the S&P 100. Companies Paying the Highest Taxes (Overall Tax Rate) Companies Paying the Lowest Taxes (Overall Tax Rate) 1 Caterpillar Inc. (138.1%) 1 General Electric Co. (-5.1%) 2 Kinder Morgan Inc. (56.0%) 2 Exxon Mobil Corp. (-5.1%)…

As federal health care reform remains in limbo, open enrollment for Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace today began in earnest. The open enrollment period lasts six weeks, running from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. “Health insurance is a critical connection to quality health care,” Gov. John Carney said. “Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into…

The Delaware Department of Agriculture today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture awarded $300,000 to seven projects intended to improve the competitiveness of local specialty crops. These include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops. “The Specialty Crop Block Grant provides funding for research that makes a difference in the…

NEW YORK (AP) — The three countries named in the indictment of former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort span three separate continents but all have something in common: They’re island nations with a legacy of relatively lax oversight of offshore entities and a known history of being a conduit for suspicious money. Special counsel Robert…