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Friday morning, many Americans lined up outside their local convenience stores, hoping to pick the lucky numbers that would win the record-setting $640 million jackpot offered by Mega Millions. The curious thing about this fervor is not that the odds of winning are 1 in 176 million, but rather that in effect, Americans are anxiously lining up to pay a tax, even if it is wrapped in attractive clothing.

Latest Stories Ben Glicksman: Could Elena Delle Donne reinvigorate dormant Delaware athletics?updated: Fri Feb 17 2012 14:48:00

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Elena Delle Donne stood to the left of the perimeter, two defenders clutching at her sides. It was more of the same for the rangy 6-foot-5 junior, blanketed by a horde of opponents as her teammates roamed free. No. 10 Delaware trailed Hofstra 20-17 midway through the first half, and the shot clock dwindled to its final seconds. Then, in one effortless motion, Delle Donne broke toward the elbow, pulled up in traffic and lofted a floater over a swarm of flailing bodies. Swish.

Two more states allow same-sex civil unionsupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 05:25:00

Several same-sex couples came together in the first minutes of New Year's Day in Honolulu to become the first in the state's history to enter into civil unions.

How clean is your favorite beach?updated: Wed Jun 29 2011 12:37:00

Most beaches look idyllic at first glance, but as you head to the shore this summer, what's really lurking in the water you're bathing in?

Delaware pediatrician convicted of sexually abusing patientsupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 19:18:00

A Delaware judge on Thursday found a pediatrician, accused of molesting dozens of his patients, guilty on 24 counts, according to a source in the judge's office.

Civil unions become law in Delawareupdated: Thu May 12 2011 11:29:00

Calling it "a moment in our history," Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has signed a bill legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples in the state.

Delaware pediatrician accused of raping patients waives right to juryupdated: Mon May 09 2011 15:33:00

A Delaware pediatrician facing 529 felony counts of rape and other sexual offenses involving his young patients waived his right to a jury trial Monday, a court official said.

Delaware lawmakers approves civil unions billupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 02:05:00

Delaware lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure legalizing civil unions, sending the bill to the governor for his signature. Don Banks: Devlin hopes to craft Delaware's next NFL success storyupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 11:40:00

His story is a familiar one. A former backup quarterback at a Division I school in Pennsylvania, he loses a preseason competition for the team's starting job and winds up later transferring to Division I-AA power Delaware, where he leads the Blue Hens to a national championship game appearance as a senior.

Watchdog group: Delaware candidate's spending 'flat-out illegal'updated: Sat Sep 18 2010 05:50:00

A watchdog group says it plans to ask authorities in Delaware to investigate Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's finances.

Tea Party backs O'Donnell in Delaware Republican Senate primaryupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 15:36:00

With the momentum of Joe Miller's surprising win over Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Republican Senate primary, the Tea Party movement is setting its sights on Delaware. Norman Chad: NFL's public stance on gambling is hypocriticalupdated: Sun Sep 20 2009 22:09:00

You can now bet on NFL games in Delaware -- just don't expect to win. Frank Deford: Cheers to Delaware, a state that finally made a smart gambleupdated: Wed May 27 2009 15:21:00

To me, the United States gets more and more conflicted. People argue whether we're a center-right or center-left country. But suppose there's no center anymore, so we're just center-less? Jeff Pearlman: The magic of the NCAA tournamentupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 16:31:00

Over the course of my 15-year career, I have lived the dream. My dream. I've covered all four major sports; attended multiple World Series and All-Star Games; surfed with Barry Zito, traveled in a pickup truck with Jet and Cord McCord; watched Ken Griffey Jr., Cal Ripken and Frank Thomas take BP; engaged in late-in-their-life interviews with Minnesota Fats and Walter Payton. Should I never leave my home again, I'll do so knowing I've experienced the ultimate pleasures of sportswriting.

Wind farm to be built off Delaware shoreupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 13:13:00

A contract to build what is being called the nation's first offshore field of wind turbines was announced Monday by a Delaware utility and a firm that will build the generators off the Atlantic coast.

Transcript: Sen. Joe Biden's acceptance speechupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 00:17:00

Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, Barack Obama's choice for vice president, accepted the nomination Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. He was introduced by his son Beau Biden, Delaware attorney general.

FSB: Tax the giraffe!updated: Mon Jul 07 2008 12:39:00

When the Massachusetts passed its much-delayed state budget last week, it included an obscure tax-law change that could be crucial for small-business owners concerned about unfair competition. By becoming the 22nd state to adopt "combined reporting" legislation, Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to put a stop to a longstanding practice that, they say, gives large corporate chains an unfair advantage over their smaller competitors at tax time. Frank Deford: Golf, water and the growing global warming crisisupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 11:15:00

I have always thought that golf courses are perhaps the finest collaborative work between God and man. Yes, only God can make a tree, but golf course architects can make trees seem prettier, and golf course superintendents can make the grass greener and the flowers brighter, so that even when you can't hit a fairway or sink a putt, it certainly is an awfully lovely place to be frustrated. Don Banks: Mock Draft, Version 4.0updated: Thu Mar 13 2008 14:30:00

With the NFL's free-agent signing period two weeks old, the draft needs of many teams have already been altered by the veteran marketplace. In our fourth attempt at mocking out the first round, we factor in those recent acquisitions and continue to keep track of the ever-present buzz factor that is always a significant part of the predraft scouting process.

FSB: Can a sole proprietor take on equity partners?updated: Tue Jan 22 2008 10:04:00

Dear FSB: If I own my business as a sole proprietorship, is it possible to give an equity stake in that business? Or is that only possible in a corporation or LLC?

FSB: Where can non-MBAs get advice?updated: Wed Oct 31 2007 10:22:00

Dear FSB: A lot of people who read your site didn't go to business school but have great ideas for ventures that could become very profitable. What is the best way to get started?

With fall nearing, beer lovers celebrate brewingupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 14:44:00

Sometimes, a hobby can take on a life of its own. That's what happened to Sam Calagione of Lewes, Delaware. He began brewing beer at home in 1993. Two years later, that avocation blossomed into a full-fledged business: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.

Your e-mails, I-Reports: Is faith under attack?updated: Thu Aug 23 2007 23:49:00

Whether or not you count yourself as one of the millions of people who live by faith, what is undeniable is the impact of faith on society and politics throughout the world.

FSB: Small-Biz Nationupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 00:01:00

Which states are the most entrepreneurial?

Money Magazine: The Best College Savings Plan is Getting Betterupdated: Mon Jan 01 2007 00:01:00

The cost of a college education may be rising scary fast, but the act of saving for it is finally getting cheaper. Competition has broken out among providers of 529s--the tax-advantaged plans for f...

Business 2.0: For entrepreneurs, now is the timeupdated: Wed May 17 2006 14:56:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - It's the spring of 2006, and the sweet scent of entrepreneurship is in the air. Growing numbers of Americans are pursuing their startup dreams.

Teacher charged with raping student 28 timesupdated: Tue Apr 04 2006 21:23:00

A Delaware schoolteacher was charged Tuesday with 28 counts of raping a minor after she allegedly engaged in a weeklong sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student, police said.

Giant C-5 military jet crashes in Delawareupdated: Mon Apr 03 2006 08:26:00

An Air Force C-5 cargo jet carrying 17 people crashed and broke into pieces Monday while trying to make an emergency landing near Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Air Force and FAA officials said.

CNNMoney: Report: States eye caps on electric ratesupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 06:22:00

Officials in some states are considering caps to control increased electric rates, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: Best places to workupdated: Wed Oct 26 2005 13:59:00

If you work in the state of Delaware, then you shouldn't be complaining about your job.

CNNMoney: Teen driver death ratesupdated: Thu Jul 21 2005 14:51:00

Each of the 50 states and and Washington D.C. in order of the number of auto fatalities among drivers aged 16 to 20 per 100,000 teen drivers, according the National Safety Council and the group End Needless Death on Our Roadways.

CNNMoney: Eisner vs Ovitz: this time in courtupdated: Fri Oct 15 2004 09:35:00

A different Michael is about to take center stage at Walt Disney Co.

No bird flu passing between humansupdated: Thu Feb 12 2004 00:53:00

There is no evidence from the latest genetic testing that the deadly bird flu in Asia is being passed from person to person, the World Health Organization says.

Bird flu two years to control: WHOupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 19:32:00

The deadly bird flu sweeping Asia could take two years to get under control, the World Health Organization has warned.

Bird flu discovered in United States no risk to humansupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 17:10:00

From Wolf Blitzer Reports' Jennifer Coggiola in Washington:

U.S. slams ban on its chickensupdated: Sun Feb 08 2004 08:25:00

A U.S. official has slammed a decision by several Asian nations to ban American poultry after chickens on a farm in the eastern state of Delaware were diagnosed with bird flu.

Bird flu hits U.S., poultry culledupdated: Fri Feb 06 2004 01:49:00

Delaware's agriculture secretary says it is "way premature" for South Korea to ban U.S. poultry products after a strain of bird flu not known to affect humans was found on a farm in the state.

FSB: Small-Business Nation The recession and recovery have made it clear: Entrepreneurs have lit up America's economy. Now if only poupdated: Sun Feb 01 2004 00:01:00

You've probably noticed that, after three lean years, a self-sustaining economic expansion has finally begun. But you may not have noticed an even more dramatic change: Over the past few years smal...

Fortune: The 100 Best Companies To Work Forupdated: Mon Jan 12 2004 00:01:00

Okay, so it's been a rough couple of years for jobs. But lots of companies still want to be good places to work--and 59 of the companies on our seventh annual list actually added to their payrolls ...

Money Magazine: Savingsupdated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00


Fortune: Boards Beware! A lawsuit by Disney shareholders is shaking up much more than the Mouse House. Thanks to a Delaware court ruling,updated: Mon Nov 10 2003 00:01:00

In Fall 1996, Michael Eisner, the chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Co., decided he had made a big mistake. Just a year earlier he had hired Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz as Disney's president...

Money Magazine: Savingsupdated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00


Money Magazine: Savingsupdated: Tue Oct 01 2002 00:01:00

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Fortune: Who's The King Of Delaware? Du Pont ruled the home state of corporate America for 200 years. Enter MBNA, usurper. A tale of blueupdated: Mon May 13 2002 00:01:00

You'll hear different accounts of the cause. But virtually all agree that Charlie Cawley was livid. It was the first weekend in May five years ago, and chateau country--as the rolling hills dotted ...

Fortune: Hanging Chads: Take 2 Scene: a Delaware courthouse. Plot: Carly and Walter go toe-to-toe. (Quick! Someone page Katherine Harris.updated: Mon May 13 2002 00:01:00

Back in March, HP CEO Carly Fiorina made another of her famous promises. Referring to her deal-turned-family-squabble to merge HP and Compaq, she vowed there would be "no hanging chads" from shareh...

Fortune: The Chain Gangupdated: Mon Nov 12 2001 00:01:00

It's one of the immutable rules of the road: Not all chains are created equal. There are times I'll drive an hour to avoid eating at those restaurants where customers seem like commodities but the ...

Fortune: November Introducing the FORTUNE Business Calendar: Everything you need to know about what's going on, and a whole lot you don'tupdated: Mon Nov 12 2001 00:01:00

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Fortune: Shareholders Of The World: Sue!updated: Mon Mar 19 2001 00:01:00

Who's really in charge of your company? I don't mean in routine day-to-day matters, I mean ultimately, when the gloves come off, who's got the juice to outmuscle everyone else? The CEO? The board? ...

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FSB: Save by Siphoning Here's a better way to divvy up your estate.updated: Thu Mar 01 2001 00:01:00

You can be forgiven if you haven't been focusing on that burgeoning, many-zeroed figure that will someday be your personal net worth. Fine-tuning the way you and your heirs will deal with your weal...

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Fortune: Old General Fading Away?updated: Mon Feb 07 2000 00:01:00

Few people in Congress are as important to business as the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, the panel responsible for tax, trade, and health-care legislation. As a result, Senator William ...

Money Magazine: Money Monitorupdated: Tue Feb 01 2000 00:01:00

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Money Magazine: Money Monitorupdated: Wed Sep 01 1999 00:01:00

CREDIT CARDS Annual Telephone Rate Fee (800) CARDS WITH THE LOWEST RATES Pulaski B&T (Ark.) 7.99% $68 980-2265 Wachovia Bank (Del.) 8.00 88 842-3262 Huntington National Bank (Ohio) 9.00 39 480-2265...

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Fortune: Why Do Corporations Love Delaware So Much?updated: Mon Feb 01 1999 00:01:00

Delaware seems to have a certain je ne sais quoi with the business community. It attracts corporations the way Vegas draws elopers. Over half the FORTUNE 500 incorporates there. "People call in fro...

Money Magazine: Money Monitorupdated: Fri Jan 01 1999 00:01:00


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Money Magazine: Stock Fundsupdated: Thu Oct 01 1998 00:01:00

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Fortune: FORTUNE 5 Hundred Ranked Within Statesupdated: Mon Apr 27 1998 00:01:00

If you tried to rent office space or hire a worker in a major U.S. city recently, you have some idea of just how hot this economy really is. Cities are booming across the U.S., and that means risin...

Fortune: COUNTRY INNSupdated: Mon Dec 08 1997 00:01:00

When you need winter warmth, sometimes the city just won't do. The inns below have loads of charm, serve top-flight meals, and are less than a two-hour drive from the cities listed.


With today's runaway stock market starting to look eerily ebullient, it's time for me to tell you something that sounds too strange to be true: Many shareholders don't make any money even when thei...

Fortune: The Credit Card Wars Heat Upupdated: Mon Nov 28 1994 00:01:00

Despite rising interest rates, U.S. consumers still get great credit card deals as companies battle for their dollars (see chart for the top bargains). "This is the absolute best time to be a consu...

Money Magazine: CORRECTIONS updated: Wed Jul 01 1992 00:01:00

April's Travel Wise column inaccurately reported the Canadian toll-free telephone number for the Canadian Airlines and Royal Trust MasterCard program. The correct number is 800-668-1990 and can be ...

Fortune: CREDIT CARD WATCHupdated: Mon Aug 26 1991 00:01:00

Attention, credit card holders who have shopped around for the lowest interest rates: Cash-strapped banks have sold about $9.7 billion of their credit card accounts this year, and some new owners h...

Money Magazine: SMART MOVES updated: Thu Aug 01 1991 00:01:00

-- Learn to pry crucial data on your 401(k) out of your employer, who isn't required to tell you much at all about the plan. Ask for a copy of Form 5500, the annual report. Check line 28c to see if...

Fortune: USING DIAPERS IN YOUR GARDEN updated: Mon Jun 03 1991 00:01:00

Feel guilty when you toss out your kids' disposable diapers? Then compost them into the rich mulch shown in the magazine. That was the message behind an ad campaign that Procter & Gamble, maker of ...

Money Magazine: WHY FEWER FOLKS SAY THEY CAN AFFORD TO RETIREupdated: Wed May 01 1991 00:01:00

For most working people, retirement ranks just behind death and taxes as one of life's certainties. Yet while eight out of 10 middle-aged Americans think they can make it financially after they ret...

Money Magazine: THE STRONGEST BANKS IN YOUR STATEupdated: Fri Mar 01 1991 00:01:00

The 98 supersafe banks here were culled from a list of 1,800 Blue Ribbon banks that Veribanc, a research firm in Wakefield, Mass., has compiled quarterly / since 1982. To qualify for the Blue Ribbo...

Fortune: Shortsightedness pays off, how to not learn much at Princeton, high-risk horses, and other matters. DIFFERENCESupdated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

Soon after this article is printed, it will take up residence in the Nexis database and, apparently, become the only verbiage in disk memory whose author is unenthusiastic about diversity in educat...


-- Your questions this month are answered with the assistance of Barry Salzberg, partner, and Dan Eule, senior tax manager, with Deloitte & Touche in New York City.

Money Magazine: HERE'S HOW TO RATE YOUR TOWN'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS updated: Tue May 01 1990 00:01:00

Almost 80% of MONEYsubscribers with school-age kids gave their local schools either an A or a B on a grading scale that ranged down to F in our poll. Still, if you want to check on your system, sch...

Money Magazine: THE 100 SAFEST BANKSupdated: Sun Oct 01 1989 00:01:00

Government regulators are at last dealing with the disaster area known as the savings and loan industry. The enactment in August of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, ...

Fortune: A LEGAL VICTORY FOR THE LONG TERM By allowing Time Inc. to buy Warner and repel Paramount's hostile bid, a Delaware court backedupdated: Mon Aug 14 1989 00:01:00

FOR CORPORATE managers, directors, shareholders, and potential acquirers, William T. Allen may have changed the world in July. In allowing Time Inc. to pursue its acquisition of Warner Communicatio...


Did Time Inc. put itself up for sale when it agreed in March to merge with Warner Communications? No, says Time. Yes, says Paramount Communications, which has launched a hostile bid for Time, boost...

Fortune: WHY DIRECTORS KEEP GETTING SUED Court rulings, sometimes bizarre, practically ensure that every takeover try will end up in litiupdated: Mon Mar 13 1989 00:01:00

You're on the board of a big company that's rumored to be Icahn's or Farley's next takeover target. Soon you may have to respond to events, and you want to make sure what you do is lawful and right...

Fortune: The simplest health insurance plan, remembering turtles, religion on the dole, and other matters. GREAT MOMENTS IN NATURE STUDIEupdated: Mon Nov 07 1988 00:01:00

CHRISTIANA, DEL. -- Plans to build a $25 million highway may be delayed beyond a deadline for obtaining federal funds over fears that a species of turtle is threatened by the project. U.S. Fish and...

Money Magazine: THE NIFTY NINETIES Your 175 Safest Banks You have to give up a little yield get a lot of safety.updated: Wed Oct 12 1988 00:01:00

Despite the record number of 714 bank failures in the past five years, there are still many safe havens for your savings, often near you. An exclusive MONEY survey identified these 175 safest banks...

Money Magazine: Credit cards: Hey, big spender, the Optima is for youupdated: Fri May 01 1987 00:01:00

Consumers are discovering that credit cards with attractive rates are not necessarily the best overall deal. Exhibit A: American Express' new 13.5% variable-rate Optima card. The Optima, says H. Sp...

Fortune: Move to Delawareupdated: Mon Dec 22 1986 00:01:00

Already home to many large U.S. companies, Delaware is spiffing up its welcome mat. A new state law limits the liability of outside directors, making it easier for corporations to recruit qualified...

Money Magazine: FANTASTIC PLASTIC: THE EIGHT BEST CREDIT CARDS IN THE COUNTRY updated: Mon Dec 01 1986 00:01:00

Now more than ever you must get a grip on your credit cards. Beginning Jan. 1, interest on revolving credit will no longer be fully deductible. Next year you will be able to write off only 65%, and...

Fortune: Now Hear Thisupdated: Mon Mar 31 1986 00:01:00

''I'm an equal-Sopportunity borrower. I have never discriminated against any banker.'' - HERBERT HAFT, 65, chairman of Dart Group Corp., on how he used credit to transform Dart from a single drugst...

Fortune: Takeover targets fight backupdated: Mon Sep 30 1985 00:01:00

While the takeover game hasn't abated, the defense seems to be scoring lately as often as the attacker. First Revlon announced a plan to buy up to 26% of its stock in exchange for notes and preferr...

Fortune: TAKEOVER TANGLES Poison pills and big pension funds may change the rules of the corporate merger game.updated: Mon Mar 04 1985 00:01:00

ANTIDOTES to takeover artists are becoming as popular as weedkiller in midsummer. Congress, which last year flirted with a law curbing greenmail --the purchase at a premium price of stock held by s...

Fortune: Directors bewareupdated: Mon Mar 04 1985 00:01:00

The Supreme Court of Delaware has created a stir in corporate boardrooms with its ruling that directors of the Trans Union Corp. violated the interests of shareholders when they hastily accepted a ...

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