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    University of Delaware President to take top job at Philadelphia Federal Reserve

    University of Delaware President Patrick Harker will step down from the post to take the top job at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The regional Fed post  is one of the more powerful positions in the nation, since Harker will at some point sit on the Open Market Committee, which sets monetary policy. Harker guided […]

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    Storm leaves coating of ice in northern Delaware

    Snow, followed by a coating of ice, made driving dangerous Sunday The   nasty mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain, with ice accumulations of one quarter to one-third of an inch in northern Delaware. A DelDOT snow plow caused a shutdown of Route 141 Sunday after it snagged some low-hanging overhead electrical wires with its raised […]

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    2 arrested, others sought in robbery-slaying of Newark real estate appraiser, wife

    A man and a woman have been arrested and additional suspects are being sought in connection with the asphyxiation  deaths of a well-known Newark-area real estate appraiser and his wife. According to news services, the victims were identified as Earl Loomis, 79 and his wife, Maryann, 76. News of the  identities of the couple had been making the […]

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    Navient defends work of business that lost student loan collection contract

    The U.S. Department of Education announced it will wind down contracts with five private collection agencies, including one owned by a Delaware-based company. The five companies are: Coast Professional, Enterprise Recovery Systems, National Recoveries, Pioneer Credit Recovery, and West Asset Management. Pioneer is a subsidiary of Wilmington-based Navient. Pioneer employs more than 1,000 in New […]

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    Deal brings auto exports to Port of Wilmington

    FCA US, formerly Chrysler Group has awarded a multi-year vehicle processing contract to New Castle-based AutoPort, Inc. Vehicles built at  North American plants in the Midwest and Ontario, Canada, will be transported to Delaware by rail and prepared for export to various destinations in the Middle East by AutoPort’s technicians. Chrysler closed its Delaware plant in 2008, […]

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    One of three men tied to ISIS plot operated Dover Mall kiosk

    One of three men, charged with attempting to provide  support for the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIL/ISIS) operated a kiosk at Dover Mall for a time while living in the area. On Wednesday, a criminal complaint was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn charging Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov with attempt and conspiracy charges. An […]

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