Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2018 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:32:45 EST Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:32:45 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219898&source=RSS Ruling affirms link between chemical, disease in case involving Armstrong Flooring A state court ruled last month in favor of a workers' compensation claim stemming from exposure to trichloroethylene, a toxic chemical widely used in industrial cleaning solvents. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219900&source=RSS Housing data buoyed by low unemployment but inventory levels continue to drop Low unemployment continues to benefit home sales and new listings in the real estate industry, while inventory shrinks with the lack of new construction. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219900&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20181214/LVB01/181219900/AR/0/AR-181219900.jpg Housing data buoyed by low unemployment but inventory levels continue to drop http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219901&source=RSS Tenants cite increased visibility, proximity, as draws to City Center YWCA Allentown and TWG Security are the two newest tenants to lease space at 702 Hamilton St. in Allentown. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:30:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219901&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20181214/LVB01/181219901/AR/0/AR-181219901.jpg Tenants cite increased visibility, proximity, as draws to City Center http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219902&source=RSS Warehouse plans presented in Upper Nazareth Will they be classified as warehouses or distribution centers? That was the question weighing on the minds of Upper Nazareth Township residents Thursday night as the township planning commission was presented with a preliminary land development plan for two proposed facilities in the township. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219902&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219903&source=RSS Geisinger St. Luke's hiring 200 to staff new hospital Geisinger St. Luke&#8217s Hospital, which is under construction near Orwigsburg, is hiring medical staff, technicians and other workers. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219903&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219904&source=RSS Business Core retail sales accelerate in November U. S. consumer spending gathered momentum in November as households bought furniture, electronics and a range of other goods, which could further allay fears of a significant slowdown in the economy. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219904&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219905&source=RSS Nation After losing court battle, DeVos to cancel 150 million in student loan debt The Education Department said Thursday it will cancel 150 million in federal student loan debt, despite Secretary Betsy DeVos' efforts to overhaul the Obama-era policy. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219905&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219906&source=RSS EU says no to May on renegotiating Brexit deal Theresa May's bid to make her Brexit deal more acceptable to MPs has suffered a blow after EU leaders said it was not open for renegotiation. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219906&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219907&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Truck crashes through home, misses sleeping woman A pickup truck has smashed through a home in Massachusetts, barely missing a woman who was asleep on her couch. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219907&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219917&source=RSS Velodrome plans cancelled at Albright College, Fairgrounds Square Mall a possibility Albright College will likely not be getting a 25 million velodrome, officials said. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219917&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20181213/LVB01/181219917/AR/0/AR-181219917.jpg Velodrome plans cancelled at Albright College, Fairgrounds Square Mall a possibility http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219919&source=RSS Local partnership donates 10.7M technology center to college foundation After leasing its technology center for 15 years, Lehigh Carbon Community College's foundation will now own it. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219919&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20181213/LVB01/181219919/AR/0/AR-181219919.jpg Local partnership donates 10.7M technology center to college foundation http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219920&source=RSS State audit questions practices of pharmacy benefit managers The state's four pharmacy benefit managers need more transparency, stronger government oversight and more uniformity in how they reimburse pharmacies, according to a report released this week by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale alleges. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:00:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219920&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219932&source=RSS NJ Transit approves 669M contract to buy 113 train cars New Jersey Transit trustees approved a 669 million contract with Bensalem, Pa. -based Bombardier Transit Corp. to buy 113 multilevel passenger vehicles. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219932&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219933&source=RSS Car wash manufacturer expanding A manufacturer of point-of-purchase hardware and quality control systems for car washes plans to consolidate into a single operation in Lower Nazareth Township. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219933&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219934&source=RSS Nation Weekly jobless claims near 49-year low import prices fall The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits tumbled to near 49-year lows last week, which could ease concerns about a slowdown in the labor market and economy. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:30:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219934&source=RSS