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First State gas prices were up over the past week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware rose by three cents from $2.25 to $2.28. This is the first time Delaware prices at the pump have climbed in over three weeks.

 

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Gov. Jack Markell (D-Delaware) discussed measures his administration is taking to assist First State companies looking to do business abroad during an address to the State Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.

Companies that compete globally are shown to do 25% more business than domestic-only firms – and Markell is hoping his new Strategic Export Plan stimulates more exports to countries like Mexico, Canada, South Korea and Germany – to leverage their buying potential.

Delaware drivers get another break at the pump

Mar 29, 2015
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Gas prices for First State motorists fell for a third straight week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware dropped 3 cents from $2.28 a week ago to $2.25.

Delawaregasprices.com reports there are just over a dozen stations selling a gallon of regular for $2.15 or slightly less – all in New Castle County.

Delaware drivers are paying 17 cents below the national average, which has remained at $2.42 in the past week.

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First State gas prices fall again for a second consecutive week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware dropped 6 cents from $2.34 a week ago to $2.28.

First State unemployment moves below 5 percent

Mar 20, 2015
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Delaware’s unemployment rate has fallen below 5 percent since the first time since 2008.

The latest jobs numbers released Friday by the Delaware Department of Labor show the seasonally-adjusted jobless rate in the First State dropping to 4.8 percent in February. That’s down a fifth of a percent from the previous month.

Non-seasonally adjusted unemployment in all three First State counties also fell last month.

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After over a month of rising gas prices, First State drivers will find some relief at the pump this week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware dropped 4 cents from $2.38 a week ago to $2.34. This is the first time the state average has dropped since the beginning of February. During this rising period, First State gas prices climbed over 30 cents.

Delawaregasprices.com reports there are just over a dozen stations selling a gallon of regular for $2.25 or slightly less – mostly in New Castle County.

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Officials from the Delaware Small Business Administration, the state of Delaware and local business groups gathered today Tuesday at the Neighborhood House in Southbridge to announce efforts to the strengthen ties between First State’s scenic and historic byways and businesses along them.

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Delaware’s Sustainable Energy Utility is offering another incentive for potential developers and homebuyers in Delaware’s three new Downtown Development Districts.

The organization is offering to pay 50 percent of the cost of an energy audit in homes and mixed-used development buildings in each of the designated areas in Dover, Seaford and Wilmington. SEU will also pay up to 75 percent of the cost of making improvements to make homes and businesses more energy efficient.

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The White House rolled out a new initiative Monday called TechHire that aims to get American workers the digital skills they need to compete in current job market. The White House pointed to Delaware as one of over twenty other regions ranging from Eastern Kentucky to New York City that have committed to providing tech training to their residents in hopes of helping them land higher paying jobs.

Several weeks ago, a resident near the town of Millsboro noticed that a parcel of land on Revel and Indiantown Road was for sale. Furthermore, he learned that the buyer could be poultry company Mountaire Farms.

Suspicious that a poultry operation might be built so close to their homes, the residents banded together to form an opposing group called C.O.S.T., which stands for Citizens Opposed to Secret Transaction.

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