Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2017 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:18:18 EST Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:18:18 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170224/LVB01/170229900&source=RSS Is Easton's new logo hip enough? One councilman thinks not With eclectic restaurants, a foodie-centric farmers market and dozens of newly-renovated apartments, Easton is becoming a haven for millennials. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170224/LVB01/170229900&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170224/LVB01/170229905&source=RSS Business J.C. Penney reports comp sales drop to shut 130-140 stores Department store operator J. C. Penney Co Inc JCP. N said on Friday it would close 130-140 stores over the next few months, and reported a bigger-than-expected drop in same-store sales for the holiday quarter. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170224/LVB01/170229905&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170224/LVB01/170229906&source=RSS Nation Cannabis industry roiled by White House comments on enforcement DENVER &#8212 The White House threw the country's marijuana industry into a panic after announcing Thursday that there would likely be &#8220greater enforcement&#8221 of federal anti-cannabis laws under President Trump. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170224/LVB01/170229906&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170224/LVB01/170229907&source=RSS World Turkish diplomats seek Germany asylum Germany says it has received 136 asylum requests from Turks holding diplomatic passports since the July coup attempt against the Turkish president. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170224/LVB01/170229907&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170224/LVB01/170229908&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Swedish politician calls for lunch hour sex breaks COPENHAGEN, Denmark AP &#8212 A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid lunchbreak. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170224/LVB01/170229908&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170223/LVB01/170229920&source=RSS Easton adopts 20-year comprehensive plan EASTON, Pa. - Easton City Council Wednesday night approved the city's long-awaited comprehensive plan for the next 20 years, laying out a road map for growth centered on the city's rich architectural buildings, revitalization of the West Ward and the development of the Delaware River waterfront as an integral part of the downtown. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170223/LVB01/170229920&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170223/LVB01/170229922&source=RSS Business U.S. oil rises after report shows drop in stockpiles U. S. oil futures rose nearly 1 percent on Thursday after data released by an industry group showed a surprise decline in U. S. crude stocks as imports fell, lending support to the view that a global glut is ending. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:43:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170223/LVB01/170229922&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170223/LVB01/170229923&source=RSS Nation Police start arresting Dakota Pipeline protesters as camp deadline passes Police started arresting protesters who refused to leave the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp by Wednesday&#8217s deadline, according to reports by the Associated Press and NBC News. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170223/LVB01/170229923&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170223/LVB01/170229925&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Japanese app helps workers find open toilets -- and employers track bathroom time Feb. 22 UPI -- A Japanese telecom firm announced the creation of an app to help workers find available bathroom stalls -- and to tell employers if they spend too much time in there. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170223/LVB01/170229925&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170222/LVB01/170229936&source=RSS LVPC planners discuss regional development 'weaknesses' ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Members of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission's comprehensive planning committee Tuesday focused on the Lehigh Valley's weaknesses regarding development as opposed to the discussion they had last month on development strengths in the area. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170222/LVB01/170229936&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170222/LVB01/170229939&source=RSS Business CSX to cut 1,000 managers, CEO to exit as railway faces board shakeup U. S. railroad operator CSX Corp will cut 1,000 management employees and its chief executive will retire in May, a company spokesman said on Tuesday, as activist investor Mantle Ridge LP pushes to shake up the company's board. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170222/LVB01/170229939&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170222/LVB01/170229940&source=RSS Nation New patient group focuses on drug prices amid bipartisan concern WASHINGTON &#8212 A new patient advocacy group launches Wednesday that distinguishes itself by focusing only on drug prices and eschewing money from the pharmaceutical industry at a time when drug makers are pouring millions into a campaign fighting efforts to regulate them. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170222/LVB01/170229940&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170222/LVB01/170229941&source=RSS World Russian activist jail term quashed Russia's Supreme Court has ordered the release of opposition activist Ildar Dadin, who was the first person to be convicted under new laws on protests. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170222/LVB01/170229941&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170222/LVB01/170229942&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Canadian police issue ticket for wearing ferret while driving Feb. 21 UPI -- A ferret netted its owner a driving ticket after the driver was pulled over during a 24-hour traffic stop in Canada. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170222/LVB01/170229942&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170221/LVB01/170229966&source=RSS Reading DoubleTree GM receives global honor READING, Pa. - There was a chance Craig Poole would not have come to Reading to become the General Manager of the DoubleTree Hotel. He says, at one point, he turned down an offer from Walt Disney World in Orlando. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170221/LVB01/170229966&source=RSS