Lehigh Valley Business The Talk http://www.lvb.com/section/The-Talk The Talk Blog Business Views en-us Copyright 2017 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:01:15 EST Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:01:15 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171212/TALK/171219954&source=RSS The power of the penny Some people think pennies are more trouble that they're worth. They might be right. The Wall Street Journal reported last year that the cost to produce a one-cent coin had reached 1. 5 cents. So the pitiful penny isn't worth the cost of making it. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171212/TALK/171219954&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20171212/TALK/171219954/AR/0/AR-171219954.jpg The power of the penny http://www.lvb.com/article/20171129/TALK/171129862&source=RSS Retail rumble Are holiday shoppers hitting the stores or the enter button? Kmart, Sears, J. C. Penney, Macy&#8217s, Payless ShoeSource, Bon-Ton &#8211 these are all retailers in the process of closing or which already have closed massive amounts of store locations across the nation, as well as stores in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171129/TALK/171129862&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20171129/TALK/171129862/AR/0/AR-171129862.jpg Retail rumble Are holiday shoppers hitting the stores or the enter button? http://www.lvb.com/article/20171115/TALK/171119906&source=RSS Turkey or Target? Many shoppers plan to take advantage of Thanksgiving deals Once folks get tired over arguing politics and religion, one of the next-most contentious battles people will be fighting about over their turkey next week is the big question &#8220Should retail stores be open on Thanksgiving?&#8221 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171115/TALK/171119906&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20171115/TALK/171119906/AR/0/AR-171119906.jpg Turkey or Target? Many shoppers plan to take advantage of Thanksgiving deals http://www.lvb.com/article/20171102/TALK/171109960&source=RSS Grin and teddy bear it Bon-Ton seeks to re-create FAO Schwarz holiday magic When I was a young girl, during the holiday season department stores would seem like magical places. Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171102/TALK/171109960&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20171102/TALK/171109960/AR/0/AR-171109960.jpg Grin and teddy bear it Bon-Ton seeks to re-create FAO Schwarz holiday magic http://www.lvb.com/article/20171025/TALK/171029906&source=RSS Dehydration can hit office workers' performance just like athletes' I&#8217m sitting at my desk. It&#8217s late afternoon and I&#8217m drowsy. I even have a bit of a headache. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171025/TALK/171029906&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20171025/TALK/171029906/AR/0/AR-171029906.jpg Dehydration can hit office workers' performance just like athletes' http://www.lvb.com/article/20171011/TALK/171019963&source=RSS It's Dallas Sucks vs. Eagle Tears in football-themed beer war If there&#8217s one thing that sports fans have always been able to agree on, no matter what team they were rooting for, is that they all love to enjoy a nice cold beer during the game. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171011/TALK/171019963&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20171011/TALK/171019963/AR/0/AR-171019963.jpg It's Dallas Sucks vs. Eagle Tears in football-themed beer war http://www.lvb.com/article/20170920/TALK/170929985&source=RSS Easton venue betting on bands to attract fickle nightlife crowds Yesterday, when I was young &#8211 let's call it the early- to mid-90s, the Lehigh Valley had a pretty hot live music scene. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170920/TALK/170929985&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20170920/TALK/170929985/AR/0/AR-170929985.jpg Easton venue betting on bands to attract fickle nightlife crowds http://www.lvb.com/article/20170907/TALK/170909909&source=RSS WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS Lehigh Valley redevelopment projects keep bringing home trophies With all of the urban renewal projects going on in the Lehigh Valley from downtown Allentown's City Center to Bethlehem's SteelStacks campus, sometimes it seems like it's another day, another award. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170907/TALK/170909909&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20170907/TALK/170909909/AR/0/AR-170909909.jpg WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS Lehigh Valley redevelopment projects keep bringing home trophies