Lehigh Valley Business The Talk http://www.lvb.com/section/The-Talk The Talk Blog Business Views en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:52:01 EST Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:52:01 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150706/TALK/150709916&source=RSS Sunscreen industry is hotter than Mexico in July It&#8217s July 1. I overhear a conversation in the pool at the Mexican resort where my husband and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150706/TALK/150709916&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150615/TALK/150619919&source=RSS If there's smoke, you're fired Colo. Court offers no protection to after-work pot users &#8220Smoke 'em if you got 'em,&#8221 is not the state motto of Colorado. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150615/TALK/150619919&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150528/TALK/150529880&source=RSS How Rude Office etiquette violations may be in the eye of the beholder &#8220Did you hear about Jenny in accounting? She kept checking her phone during the quarterly meeting and the boss chewed her out in front of everyone. &#8221 Thu, 28 May 2015 16:35:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150528/TALK/150529880&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150522/TALK/150529961&source=RSS Holiday travel costs Supply and demand or price gouging? The summer holiday season is finally upon us. And while I don't hear complaints echoing through the hallways of corporate America that there are a bunch of three-day weekends coming up over the coming months, I can't help but grumble just a little bit about the cost. Fri, 22 May 2015 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150522/TALK/150529961&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150514/TALK/150519928&source=RSS Nothing to sneeze at Pa. is second in nation for 14.5B allergy industry First the good news. The Greater Lehigh Valley is one of the top markets in the nation for a 14. 5 billion industry. In fact, as a whole, Pennsylvania is No. 2 in the nation in this particular area. Thu, 14 May 2015 14:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150514/TALK/150519928&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/TALK/150509938&source=RSS Can this app guess your age? Probably not &#8220Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?&#8221 Tue, 05 May 2015 12:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/TALK/150509938&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150421/TALK/150429952&source=RSS Tech and taste collide at new Allentown restaurant to the delight of two big geeks I am a notoriously picky eater. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150421/TALK/150429952&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150410/TALK/150419981&source=RSS New fuel price 'insurance' aims to ease gas pains You can buy insurance for just about anything. Health insurance, car insurance, home insurance and travel insurance are some of the most common types. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150410/TALK/150419981&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/TALK/150409988&source=RSS Lessons learned from the late 'inventor' of the Pet Rock It was perhaps the biggest inside joke of all time &#8211 The Pet Rock. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/TALK/150409988&source=RSS