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BUSINESS
November 2, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite an 18.4 percent drop in quarterly profit, AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said Thursday in response to a question from The Inquirer that there are no plans for more layoffs at the company's facilities in Delaware. AstraZeneca is based in London and has facilities in Wilmington and Newark. In March, the company cut 2,300 jobs from its worldwide workforce, including 1,200 from its Delaware facility. Some of the positions in Wilmington were moved to AstraZeneca's facility in Gaithersburg, Md. Reports at the time suggested AstraZeneca considered closing its Wilmington facility.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2013 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
Tuesday Noon: Center City. Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut St. 7 p.m.: Devon. Barnes & Noble, 150 W. Swedesford Rd Saturday Noon: King of Prussia. Costco, 201 Allendale Rd 4 p.m.: Wilmington. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Concord Pike Sunday Noon: Mount Laurel. Costco, 100 Centerton Rd
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2013 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Celebrate the beginning of the Painted Bride Art Center's fall season Saturday with a parade and family drumming workshop. The Universal African Drum & Dance Ensemble will lead a procession down Second Street at 2:15 p.m. to welcome new art spaces in Old City. Parade stops, featuring presentations, include the Arden Theatre's Hamilton Family Arts Center and the FringeArts building on Columbus Boulevard, to be completed soon. At 4 p.m. after the parade, festivities continue with family drumming and dance workshops, face painting, art activities, and more.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2013 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
I loved Bruce Graham's hard-hitting comedy Any Given Monday when Theatre Exile gave it its 2010 world premiere. Delaware Theatre Company's furious production confirmed my original assessment: I still love it. It's my kind of play. But that alone wouldn't persuade my family to hike to Wilmington to catch this riveting rendition. So below, three reasons why any theater lover should see this play. It deals with real life. Too many couples these days cheat or divorce. More than two-thirds of the time, men don't initiate the latter process.
NEWS
September 3, 2013 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
  On Labor Day - and every day - everyone wants a raise. So on Thursday, fast-food workers in Wilmington and around the nation went on strike for $15-an-hour pay. A week ago, advocates gathered in New Jersey to rally in support of passing the state's minimum-wage referendum. And on Monday, Labor Day, Philadelphia skycaps will march in the city's Labor Day parade after restaurant workers dish out ice cream, both promoting a push for higher wages. These campaigns also provide a glimpse of what is either labor's future strategy, or its back-to-the-future strategy, at a time when unions are increasingly marginalized.
BUSINESS
August 31, 2013 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joining hundreds of fast-food workers around the country, nearly a dozen Burger King employees walked off the job for a one-day strike at two Wilmington-area restaurants Thursday morning. "Hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages supersize," the employees chanted, as they were joined by union organizers and community supporters on a busy stretch of Concord Pike. A handful of striking workers from nearby fast- food places stopped by to picket. Seeking a raise to $15 an hour, they and other fast-food workers went on a one-day strike in more than 50 cities, including New York, Chicago, Seattle, and Boston.
BUSINESS
August 24, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It takes a network, it seems, to open an up-to-date restaurant in places like Wayne and Wilmington these days. Scott Morrison , a veteran Main Line restaurateur whose more successful partnerships include Nectar in Berwyn, and software entrepreneur Vince Schiavone , who lives near Wayne but commutes every week between his two companies, ListenLogic , in Conshohocken, and Akuda Inc. , in San Jose, Calif., have taken on "community partners"...
NEWS
August 10, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILMINGTON - They claimed Christine Belford molested her own child. They organized a digital campaign to impugn her, posting videos on YouTube and creating a website to smear her. They hired a private eye to watch her, all while spreading rumors that she was trying to sell her three daughters and poison her ex-mother-in-law. That is how a federal indictment made public here Thursday described the actions of Belford's ex-husband, his sister and his parents in the years before Belford, 39, was slain Feb. 11 in the lobby of a Wilmington courthouse.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Port of Wilmington's top banana - Dole Fresh Fruit Co. and the 65 million pieces of the yellow fruit it ships there each week - could be lost to the competing port across the Delaware at Paulsboro. After 30 years in Wilmington, Dole is considering relocating one ship a week - 3.4 billion bananas a year - to a new port being built on 190 acres in Paulsboro. For Paulsboro, landing Dole and gaining 100 to 120 direct port jobs, as well as the trucking and related businesses catering to the fresh-fruit trade, would be a major shot in the arm. The port, directly across from Philadelphia International Airport, is on 130 acres that had been the BP Oil Paulsboro Terminal, and 60 acres that was the site of Dow Chemical's former Essex Chemical plant.
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | Associated Press
WILMINGTON - City police arrested a man Wednesday who they said stole a priest's car at gunpoint outside the church where he was staying. The Rev. Paul Williams said that he was moving his car outside St. Paul's Catholic Church Wednesday morning when a man pointed a gun at him. Williams was not wearing his Franciscan habit when he was accosted. Williams, 62, said he thought he man was going to shoot him. The gunman drove off in his car. Police said two officers spotted Williams' car Wednesday afternoon.
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