Category: News Updates

As states like Nevada and Wyoming attempt to lure companies away from Delaware, a pro-business advocacy group has vowed to back candidates in upcoming elections that will support Delaware’s reputation as a haven for incorporation. Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware is made up of concerned citizens, business executives, and employees of the global translation services company Transperfect.…

(AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday granted several preliminary orders allowing Japanese auto parts supplier Takata to move forward with its reorganization plan, which includes the sale of most of its assets to a Chinese-owned rival for $1.6 billion. Takata was forced into bankruptcy this week amid lawsuits, multimillion-dollar fines and crushing costs…

When James C. Collins, Jr., thinks about farmers’ vacations, he doesn’t expect to see them in Las Vegas, but he doesn’t think they would be too out of place there. An executive vice president at DuPont, Collins heads up efforts to help farmers increase productivity and eliminate the potential problems that can hurt their efficiency.…

(AP) — Legislative budget writers are scheduled to resume their work as negotiations between Republican and Democratic leaders over a spending plan for the fast-approaching fiscal year have stalled. The General Assembly’s Joint Finance Committee was set to convene Wednesday, after a scheduled meeting on Tuesday failed to materialize. Lawmakers are facing a gap of…

The upcoming Fourth of July weekend is expected to be the most-traveled Fourth of July ever, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. The organization expects 44.2 million people on the road nationally— nearly five million more than Memorial Day weekend. Nearly 122,000 Delaware residents will take a trip, AAA said. That’s a 3.9 percent hike over last…

CSC, formerly Corporation Service Company, today held a ribbon-cutting for their new global headquarters at the southeast corner of Lancaster Pike and Centerville Road. Gov. John Carney and New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer joined CEO Rod Ward III for the ceremony. More than 100 CSC employees and community leaders attended. The new global headquarters is…

The Wilmington-based chemical company, Chemours, held a groundbreaking event over the weekend for a new manufacturing facility in the Mexican state of Durango. The plant will produce solid sodium cyanide, which is crucial to mining operations. “This project is a further demonstration of our five-point transformation plan and will support the growing needs of the…

Gary Holness, Ph.D., started the Laboratory for Intelligent Perceptual Systems at Delaware State University in 2010, shortly after he joined the Department of Computer and Information Sciences as an assistant professor. The lab’s focus is on research, and its work has included the development of an autonomous wheelchair, a medical monitoring system and a robotic…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers have introduced a resolution calling for Delaware’s Department of Education to develop regulations with specific guidelines to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression. The resolution says state employment policies and guidelines mandate that government employees not be discriminated against based on gender identity or expression. That includes…

Last Friday, state, local and federal officials gathered at the Wilmington Riverfront for the groundbreaking of a new multi-modal bridge over the Christina River. “The construction of the Christina River Bridge will help continue the redevelopment of the Wilmington Riverfront,” said Gov. John Carney. “The Christina River Bridge will improve access to the attractions that…