Month: February 2018

(AP) — Dick’s Sporting Goods will immediately halt sales of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. The announcement Wednesday comes as students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, return to class for the first time since a…

Artesian Water Co., which began serving customers in Delaware over 110 years ago, is the largest regulated water utility in the state of Delaware, serving over 300,000 people throughout all three counties. At Artesian, we have always been passionate about protection and preservation of water resources. Today that includes utilization of wastewater treatment and disposal…

(AP) — A judge has ruled that two fired University of Delaware volleyball coaches have sufficiently demonstrated they were discriminated against based on their age, sexual orientation and marital status. The News Journal reports U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Andrews’ decision paves the way for Bonnie Kenny and Cindy Gregory’s lawsuit against the university…

Industry Roundtable: Downstate Delaware Economic Development

What are the biggest challenges and economic drivers in Kent and Sussex counties? Delaware Business Times gathered three downstate business leaders to talk about incentives for economic growth.From infrastructure improvements to business-friendly regulations, moderator Judy Diogo, executive director of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce probed panelists on their thoughts about the area’s best bets for a growing workforce, and how the area’s rural footprint is both a hindrance and an opportunity to growing business in Delaware.

Back in 2014, augmented reality (AR) was still a trend-to-watch at tech conferences. Now it’s everywhere with popular apps such as Pokemon Go and Snapchat allowing users to superimpose digital information onto their view of the surrounding world. The sudden turn from the obscure cousin of virtual reality (VR) — which has been around since…

(AP) — Maryland’s treasurer says the three major bond rating agencies have maintained the state’s AAA rating. Treasurer Nancy Kopp says the ratings are an “affirmation” of the state’s financial management and fiscal strength. WBAL-AM reports Maryland is one of 11 states to hold the highest possible credit rating, joined by neighboring Virginia and Delaware. The ratings…

(AP) — An insurance company has given four Delaware organizations $325,000 in grants to combat the state’s opioid crisis. The News Journal of Wilmington reports Highmark Delaware President Tim Constantine announced the grants Monday as “no organization or entity can fight this alone.” The state Department of Health and Social Services says 34 people have died from…