• April 21- A U.S. appeals court on Monday postponed an injunction that would have stopped Medtronic Inc from selling its CoreValve heart valve implant in competition with Edwards Lifesciences Corp's Sapien valve product.

  • Xilinx Inc eventually asked a California federal judge to declare those IV patents invalid, while IV countersued in Delaware, accusing Xilinx of infringement. The trial in the Xilinx case is scheduled to begin in Delaware next month.

  • "The economy is stronger than you think," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in New York. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday, staying close to a 6-1/ 2 year low touched the prior week.

  • Heavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1Q Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    DOVER, Del.— DuPont's agricultural sales suffered and its operating costs rose during extensive winter storms that dragged on first-quarter earnings, although volumes increased in the company's industrial segments and profit margins improved in almost every one of them.

  • Sallie Mae 1Q net income slips 18 percent Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Sallie Mae said Wednesday its net income sank 18 percent in the first quarter as some one-time gains came off the books and costs related to the spinoff of its Navient unit increased.

  • US homebuilder confidence edges up in April Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land.

  • Delaware leaders discuss workforce training Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 4:39 AM ET

    Jack Markell urged business leaders Monday to join in a comprehensive effort to improve public education in Delaware and to spread the word about the importance of holding students to higher standards. "Delaware is being looked at as a leader on how we improve education in this country," McKernan said.

  • Judge refuses to halt Wal-Mart proxy distribution Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del.— A federal judge in Delaware refused on Friday to issue an injunction prohibiting Wal-Mart from sending its annual proxy statement to shareholders because it doesn't include a Manhattan church parish's proposal for a shareholder vote involving gun sales.

  • Coldwater Creek files for bankruptcy protection Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    SANDPOINT, Idaho— The women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing to find a potential buyer or a source of capital to help fund its turnaround efforts. Coldwater Creek said Friday that its stores and its website are still open and selling clothing and other goods to shoppers.

  • April 10- AlixPartners, a leading business turnaround advisory firm, sued two former managing directors on claims they breached employment contracts and stole trade secrets after they jumped to consulting firm McKinsey& Co..

  • Del. governor gets tax increases approved Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    Jack Markell sought to help pay for his proposed spending plan for next fiscal year is headed to his desk after receiving final legislative approval by the state Senate on Thursday.

  • AlixPartners sues consultants who jumped to McKinsey Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    April 10- AlixPartners, a leading business turnaround advisory firm, sued two former managing directors for breaching employment contracts and stealing trade secrets after they jumped to consulting firm McKinsey& Co..

  • Sallie Mae board approves Navient spinoff Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Sallie Mae used to act as an intermediary and earned fees making student loans backed by the federal government, in addition to making private student loans. A dividend of Navient common stock will be distributed on April 30 to Sallie Mae shareholders of record on April 22.

  • April 3- Retailer Brookstone Inc said it would be bought by the owner of Spencer's retail chain for about $147 million as part of a prepackaged bankruptcy plan. Brookstone was taken private in 2005 by a group led by Osim, Asia's biggest maker of massage chairs, in a $445 million deal.

  • Nearly 26,500 former commodities and securities customers of the MF Global Inc brokerage will share in the payout, which will be made over the next several weeks, the trustee, James Giddens, said on Thursday.

  • April 3- Specialty retailer Brookstone Inc said it would be bought by Spencer Spirit Holdings Inc for about $147 million as part of a prepackaged bankruptcy protection plan. Brookstone sells products ranging from massage chairs to bathroom slippers and operates more than 300 stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

  • Bankruptcy Judge Stacey Jernigan on Tuesday ordered Karpeles to appear on April 17 in Dallas at the offices of Baker& McKenzie, the law firm that represents Mt. Last month, Karpeles asked a Dallas court to grant Mt. Gox Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection, in part to put a stop to a class action that had been filed by U.S. customers in Chicago federal court.

  • April 1- Delaware Supreme Court Justice Jack Jacobs notified the state's governor that he planned to retire on July 4 and told Reuters on Tuesday that he hopes to return to private practice.

  • Delaware Supreme Court Justice Jacobs to retire Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    April 1- Delaware Supreme Court Justice Jack Jacobs notified the state's governor that he planned to retire on July 4, according to Stephen Taylor, a spokesman for the court.

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