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Macy’s is closing 68 stores across the nation as part of a significant drop in sales.

But the store in the Centre at Salisbury will not be one of them.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that sales dropped for a total of 2.7 percent at all its stores in November and December compared to last year at this time.

Nine of the closings had been previously announced.

59 are expected to be closed by the middle of this year.

This leaves Macy’s with 662 stores nationally.

But the closings may not be over yet.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell has signed legislation revising Delaware's corporate income tax system to eliminate disincentives for multistate firms to hire workers and invest in property in the state.

The bill signed Wednesday revises how the state apportions income tax, using a formula that is based on a company's payroll, property holdings and sales in Delaware.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - House lawmakers have approved proposed changes to Delaware's corporate income tax system to eliminate disincentives for multistate firms to hire workers and invest in property in the state.

The legislation, supported by Gov. Jack Markell, was approved Thursday on a 36-to-2 vote and sent to the Senate.

The bill revises a formula that equally factors the Delaware-based percentages of a company's total payroll, property and sales in calculating the state income tax due.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Federal statistics show the number and size of Virginia farms declined in 2014.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Statistics Service estimates there were 45,900 farms in Virginia in 2014. That's down 100 from 2013. The average farm size dropped by 1 acre to 179 acres.

The total amount of land in farms fell by 100,000 acres to 8.2 million acres.

The number of farms with less than $100,000 in agricultural Sales dropped by 200. But the number of farms with more than $100,000 in agricultural sales increased by 100.