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In Case You Missed It: May’s most-viewed stories

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We are grateful for everyone who visited our website this month, enabling us to set records for page views and sessions. Not surprisingly, many of our most popular posts were COVID-19 related but we did see an increase this month in the number of non-pandemic related stories. We also continued to see our visitors coming from a range of

As strong as our traffic was in May, we will continue our effort in June to increase the number of times you visit each month; make it easier for you to find other stories of interest on our site; and make it easier for Facebook and LinkedIn members to find us. And for those of you who don’t already subscribe to our daily newsletter and Weekend Update, you can do that here.

Just in case you missed an issue of our newsletter or aren’t checking our site on a regular basis, here are the top stories from May:

Gov. John Carney addresses a press conference in Wilmington. | DBT PHOTO BY JACOB OWENS

Carney extends Delaware stay-at-home order, eyes June for Phase 1

Gov. John Carney has come under increasing pressure from small business owners and some Republican lawmakers to begin easing the state’s restrictions on public movement and business. “Delawareans can’t let up. Even once we move into Phase 1 of reopening, we still need to maintain social distancing to avoid a dangerous rebound in COVID-19 cases,” Carney said.


10 tips to ensure PPP loan forgiveness

While the foundation of the program is rather simple, the environment in which employers operate isn’t. Here are 10 tips about PPP loans to ensure that the funds are forgiven.


Clarios to close Middletown battery assembly plant

Clarios, known as Johnson Controls until May 2019 and the world’s largest supplier of automotive batteries, will close its assembly plant off Broad Street this fall.

While the company did not blame the pandemic’s impact for the plant’s closure, their CEO  told investors in a quarterly earnings call that the crisis has hit the company hard, shuttering production for periods worldwide.


LabWare rolling out test kit to address nationwide data-collection gaps

LabWare, the leading global provider of enterprise software for testing laboratories, has created a COVID-19 test kit that will help states and hospitals eliminate the paperwork at collection sites, reduce the turnaround for test results, and streamline distribution of the results.   


Fully reopening dental offices is like pulling teeth

Delaware dentists are still waiting for the green light from Gov. John Carney to resume regular services, but they’re starting to gradually re-open for urgent business and emergency treatment.

Moving forward to normal operations is still unknown, although some dentist hope it could come within a few weeks.


6 Questions with Gov. John Carney

After Delaware Business Times decided to publish letters written by Delaware lawmakers and business organizations to Gov. John Carney, we gave him the opportunity to respond to the questions being raised in these letters and by other business leaders.


Judge rules outdated Delaware tax assessments unconstitutional

A Delaware Court of Chancery judge has ruled that the state’s use of long-outdated metrics in determining property tax assessments was unconstitutional and directed the parties to begin deliberations on how to rectify the system.

Delaware is one of just a handful of states that does not require periodic reassessments of properties and therefore enjoys some of the nation’s lowest property tax rates.


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