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First State gas prices remain on a bit of a roller coaster ride.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the cost of a gallon of regular dropped three cents over the past 7 days - from to $2.13 to $2.16.  That’s after rising two cents the week before, and falling a penny two weeks ago.

Delaware drivers are now paying about 8 cents less than what they were a year ago when the average price was $2.22.

Delawaregasprices.com says just over a half dozen stations – mostly in New Castle County - have prices at $2.02 or lower – including a pair at $1.99.

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The long shuttered former GM auto plant near Newport is back on the market.

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A new survey by student loan servicing company Navient says millennials are financially healthy despite half of respondents having little savings and report trouble paying their debts.

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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.

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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.

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

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