Month: May 2018

Over the past century, Delaware has gone from the state with the greatest inequality in the distribution of household income to one of the states with the least inequality. The standard measure of household income inequality used by economists is the Gini coefficient, created by Corrado Gini in 1912. A Gini score of zero represents…

The Wilmington Leaders Alliance (WLA) last week named There du Pont, president of Longwood Foundation, as chairman of the group’s executive board. It also named Robert W. Perkins, executive director of the Delaware Business Roundtable, as executive Director of WLA. WLA is a coalition of 30 businesses, civic organizations and foundations, launched in the Spring…

The lawyer who represented payday lenders accused of evading state regulations by using Native American tribes and a bank as fronts has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. Wheeler Neff, 69, of Wilmington, Delaware, was sentenced Friday on racketeering conspiracy and fraud convictions, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported . Neff represented Charles Hallinhan, 77,…

After hours of shopping, who doesn’t work up an appetite? Thankfully, a host of new restaurants have recently set up shop (with even more to come) at the Christiana Fashion Center. Next time you’re at (or near) the Christiana Mall, check out some of these casual dining options that are now available, including Jersey Mike’s…

Liquid Alchemy Beverages, a Wilmington-based mead and cider producer, swept the Mead Free or Die competition in New Hampshire this month. The specialty alcohol producer, which also operates a tasting room off of Maryland Avenue, took home five awards, including “Meadery of the Year.” “We are excited and grateful to have won Meadery of the…

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant on Thursday announced the opening of its third location in the Rehoboth area. The Delaware-based chain plans to open 20 locations by 2020. The latest location on Route 1 at 19815 Coastal Highway marks the 14th. “Opening in Rehoboth and offering our trademark hospitality to the area means a great deal…

Gov. John Carney on Thursday signed bill establishing a refundable tax credit for angel investors who support innovative startups. “We should do everything we can to support Delaware’s innovators and entrepreneurs who are leading Delaware’s new economy, and this law will help connect our most talented entrepreneurs with the resources they need to be successful,”…

(AP) — A federal judge has rejected Democratic Gov. John Carney’s request to reconsider her ruling invalidating a state mandate for political balance on Delaware’s courts. The judge on Wednesday did revise her December ruling to clarify her decision regarding whether a lawyer had standing to challenge certain provisions in Delaware’s constitution regarding the political…