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BUSINESS
March 20, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that it would cut or move 1,200 jobs from its facility in Wilmington by the end of 2015, with the research and development functions mainly going to Gaithersburg, Md. The British-based pharmaceutical giant has struggled in recent years as profits from key drugs plummeted because of generic competition, and it has been cutting operations in Delaware. About 650 U.S. jobs will be eliminated, with most of those coming from the Wilmington total.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has called off a deal to invest $200.5 million and operate the state-owned Port of Wilmington, citing antagonism from a local longshoreman's union leader. The publicly traded energy company, based in Houston, wanted to expand cargoes, bring new jobs, and invest in needed port infrastructure repairs. The Diamond State Port Corp. in December named Kinder, with operations at Tioga Marine Terminal in Port Richmond and Fairless Hills, Bucks County, as the "preferred" bidder to lease the Wilmington port.
NEWS
March 10, 2013
WILMINGTON - A lawyer from Chester County was arrested Friday on sexual-harassment charges after authorities said he offered legal services in exchange for sexual favors. Joseph A. Gabay, 55, of Kennett Square, was taken into custody at his Wilmington office. He was released on $2,000 unsecured bond. The investigation began in October when a complaint was filed against Gabay, authorities said. Two women have come forward as accusers, and the Delaware Attorney General's Office has reviewed the police investigation, authorities said.
REAL_ESTATE
February 24, 2013 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
They weren't really looking for a house, Sissy Harris recalls, but her Realtor cousin invited Sissy and her husband to have a look at the brick dwelling with the slate roof anyway. Before they had finished touring the Greenville, Del., house, Jack Harris was ready to sign on the dotted line. Jack, a lawyer, is not a man who routinely acts in haste, but the 6,300-square-foot property enticed him, not only because of its open floor plan throughout three levels, but also because it had been renovated by the former owners and was in turnkey condition - serious pluses for a busy couple with two careers, three children, and two dogs.
NEWS
February 21, 2013 | Associated Press
WILMINGTON - Police charged a man Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of his brother, shot during a gun battle. Daymon Winkler, 26, of Wilmington, was arrested in the death of Raheem Winkler, 19. He was being held on $3 million bail. On Aug. 25, the Winklers and two other men were involved in a shootout on Carter Street, police said. Raheem Winkler sustained a fatal gunshot wound.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who killed the banks? And why aren't they in prison? It's past three years since Wachovia, National City , and other giant lenders that made too many dumb loans to borrowers who couldn't pay were forced into oblivion in government-aided discount sales to new owners, destroying share values and hometown jobs. Last time banks failed on a big scale - back when George H.W. Bush   was president - scores of bad-bank operators and lying business borrowers went to prison. That hasn't happened much under President Obama , whose administration prefers fines and wrist-slapping.
NEWS
February 18, 2013
An 18-year-old Delaware woman was killed in Kennett Township early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash, Pennsylvania State Police said. Kristen Felkowski of Wilmington lost control of her 2005 BMW on a curve in the westbound lane of Old Kennett Road, east of Burnt Mill Road, and hit a tree at 6:15 a.m., police said. Felkowski was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A 16-year-old passenger from Scranton, Pa., was taken to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, police said.
NEWS
February 13, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Jessica Parks, and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
WILMINGTON - Emma Harding and about 100 others took cover behind the counter of the Dunkin' Donuts downstairs. Jennifer Robinson fled into a communications room. Crying, Victoria Warren, hiding in another room, phoned her brother. "I'm scared," she told him. "I heard gunshots. " About 8:15 a.m. Monday, a gunman opened fire in the New Castle County Courthouse in an incident that left the shooter and two women dead. Police said the shooting grew out of a child-custody dispute. Two law-enforcement officers were wounded but survived because of their bulletproof vests.
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