Category: News Updates

Dover, Del. – The Delaware Lottery launched free mobile iGaming applications for iOS devices. The mobile apps are available for download from each of the three Delaware Casino online gaming sites: (www.delawarepark.com/igaming/, onlinegaming.doverdowns.com/, www.harringtongamingonline.com/) and from the Apple App Store. The three new apps allow Delaware players to play casino games “on the go” for…

A new nationwide initiative – a “Summer of Service” – seeks the help of citizens in Delaware and southern New Jersey to grow the number of individuals and organizations serving veterans. “We have made progress over the past year addressing the challenges we face in delivering care and benefits to millions of veterans and their…

Dover, Del. — Aetna Health, Inc. and Highmark BlueCross BlueShield Delaware will offer businesses that employ 51 to 100 workers the opportunity to renew their group health insurance policies at “large group” rates for policy plan years beginning on or before Oct. 1, 2016, according to Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart. Stewart issued a departmental…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday refused to reopen a disputed auction for the sale of RadioShack’s intellectual property, including trademarks and data on some 67 million customers of the electronics retailer. Following a hearing Wednesday, Judge Brendan Shannon said he would not second-guess a decision to change an open bidding…

Claymont, Del. — The New Castle County Chamber hosted its annual awards luncheon, and honored four of its members for their commitment to entrepreneurs, community and service. Paul and Linda McConnell were presented with the Wallace Johnson Community Service Award for their work with the Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative at the University of Delaware, which supports …

Economic growth is expected to pick up in the second quarter and through the second half of 2015, but continued financial conservatism among consumers suggests modest growth for the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group. The economy is projected to grow 2.3 percent for all of 2015—a downgrade of 0.5 percentage…

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders ramped up construction in April to the fastest pace in nearly seven-and-a-half years, hinting at newfound momentum for an economy that has struggled in recent months. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts last month increased 20.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million homes. That…