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First State gas prices were up slightly last week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the cost of a gallon of regular rose two cents over the past seven days – from $2.14 to $2.16. 

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First State gas prices inched lower again last week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the cost of a gallon of regular dropped a penny over the past seven days – from $2.15 to $2.14.

The price has fallen 5 cents over the past two weeks after surging 10-cents following the Colonial pipeline leak and closure last month.

But AAA notes prices could rise again if Hurricane Matthew has an impact on oil delivery in the Southeast U.S.

Delaware drivers are currently paying 7 cents less than what they were a year ago when the average price was $2.21.

Phillip Sylvester

Some First State Farmers are working sunup to sundown to harvest their corn crops before the next storm.

The heavy rain at the end of September came at the peak of harvest season, causing farmers to park their tractors for at least a week.

 

The federal Small Business Administration has given Delaware it’s largest grant ever to help companies in the state enter foreign markets.

The grant of $282,636 will pay for three core things that help businesses enter foreign markets, according to Beth Pomper, export advisor for Global Delaware, which distributes the money for the state.  

 

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New regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration have helped to clarify who can use drones – and how – for commercial purposes, but business use of unmanned aircraft systems has yet to soar in the First State.

Delawareans purchasing health insurance from the state’s Affordable Care Act marketplace will dig deeper into their wallets in 2017.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

 

Delaware is expanding its apprenticeship program with help from a new federal grant.

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First State gas prices are starting to retreat again.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the cost of a gallon of regular dropped four cents over the past seven days – from $2.19 to $2.15.

Andrew Harton

 


There is a battle brewing in Rehoboth Beach over the future of brewpubs in the town. The mayor is proposing new regulations on small-scale beer makers and some brewers say the new regulations will keep them out of town.   

Delaware’s size and low-profile may actually help it’s tourism industry according to a new survey, which also suggest recent efforts by the state tourism office to lure visitors are effective.

In this week’ Enlighten Me -- Delaware Public Media's James Dawson sat down with state tourism director Linda Parkowski to discuss the survey and the First State’s continued efforts to boost tourism here.

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