Cregar promoted at Independent Newsmedia

DOVER — Independent Newsmedia Inc., parent company to the flagship Delaware State News and numerous weekly and monthly publications on Delmarva, announced changes this week designed to strengthen the company’s partnerships and creative direction. Heather Cregar has been promoted to regional marketing director for Independent Newsmedia’s marketing and strategic partnerships for both Delaware and Maryland. […]

GM-UAW talks take turn for worse; settlement not near

DETROIT — Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for U.S. factories, a union official wrote in an email to members. The letter from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes casts doubt on […]

US adds 136,000 jobs, lowering unemployment to 3.5%

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a modest 136,000 jobs in September, enough to help lower the unemployment rate to a new five-decade low of 3.5%. The figures show that hiring has slowed this year as the U.S.-China trade war has intensified, global growth has slowed and businesses have reduced their investment spending. Even so, recent […]

Speak Out: Delaware anti-business?

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by Delaware State Sen. Ernie Lopez and Rep. Bryan Shupe headlined “Delaware pushing business over state lines” in which they wrote “Unfortunately, Delaware’s restrictive anti-business laws have caught up to the brewing industry. Recently, Iron Hill Brewing announced that it will open a production brewery over the state line […]

Commentary: Delaware laws pushing business over state lines

The craft brewing industry is a great asset to the state of Delaware. According to the Brewers’ Association, Delaware’s craft brewers represent $388 million in annual economic impact. And the jobs they provide are the exact jobs we say that we want in Delaware — good wages for stable positions in fast-growing companies that are […]

Commentary: Trump’s fake trade deficit problem

A recent letter by Andy Andrew (DSN Aug. 15) and a followup (Aug 30) by myself discussed China, some reciprocal covert activities, the U.S.-China trade deficit, and Trump’s trade war. There is actually a little more to this story and it is important. And, I think many readers will be enlightened by the additional material […]

Celebrity chef partners with Dover FCU to combat senior scams

DOVER — Best known for his celebrity role on the Food Network, hosting such programs as “Dinner: Impossible” and “Restaurant: Impossible,” Chef Robert Irvine, added his voice to credit unions on Aug. 26 in their ongoing effort to raise awareness of the many financial scams targeting seniors and their family members. Mr. Irvine was the […]

US added 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that hiring in the United States has slowed but remains durable in the face of global economic weakness and President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. The job gain was boosted by the temporary hiring of 25,000 government workers for the 2020 […]

Speak Out: Walmart gun policy

Walmart said this week it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it. • I applaud them for taking this step. And management are mostly Republicans. Republicans that care! Pretty cool and rare! — Sharon Maxwell Dudley […]

They’re Action Figures moves to Dover

DOVER — About 24 years ago, a discussion about childhood toys with his girlfriend had spurred Walt Carrol to do a 3 a.m. Ebay search for old G.I. Joe action figures. After having a look around, he found a reasonably priced “lot” or collection of them and ordered them. “It was kind of on impulse,” […]

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