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Delaware Public Media's coverage of the business-related stories.

Change in management coming to The Queen

Jan 24, 2017
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Wilmington’s Queen Theater is losing its current management, but is expected to remain open.

World Café Live will depart the venue when its contract is up on May 25

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Gas prices in the First State retreated again last week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average cost of a gallon of regular fell 5 cents over the past seven days – from $2.35 to $2.30.

Delmarva chicken producers hopeful about Trump

Jan 22, 2017
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Chicken growers on the Delmarva Peninsula produced more than 4 billion pounds of chicken last year. And about one in five of those chickens were shipped outside the US, typically to Canada or Mexico.


So you might think President Trump’s talk of renegotiating trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would scare poultry producers. But it doesn’t.

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Delaware’s unemployment rate remained unchanged again in December.

Unemployment in the First State has been locked in at 4.3 percent since July of last year – a six month run. 

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Two groups are appealing a decision by Delaware environmental officials to allow a refinery to ship 10,000 of gallons of ethanol a day through the state.

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Delaware drivers finally saw some relief at the gas pump last week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average cost of a gallon of regular slipped 5 cents last week – falling from $2.39 to $2.35 over the past seven days.

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Delaware’s Department of Insurance is telling local consumers about security breach involving Summit Reinsurance Services, Inc. – or SummitRe – and BCS Financial Corporations.

Downtown Development Districts
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State officials handed out $3.6 million to sixteen downtown development projects Wednesday morning.


The Delaware Downtown Development Districts grants will help projects in Harrington, Dover, Milford, Smyrna and Wilmington revamp older buildings in hopes of attracting more businesses and residents downtown.  

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Chemours will stay in its current downtown Wilmington home.

Wilmington-based chemical company says it’s agreed to sell the historic DuPont Building that serves as its headquarters to the Buccini/Pollin Group.   Chemours will lease space back as a long-term tenant and Buccini/Pollin will redevelop the building.

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The winter surge in First State gas prices is not slowing down.  AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average cost of a gallon of regular is now at $2.39.