Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2017 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:04:36 EST Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:04:36 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819910&source=RSS Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel self-driving car alliance Fiat Chrysler will join an alliance led by BMW to develop self-driving cars, intensifying a race by carmakers and technology companies to develop robotaxis which can be called up via smartphone and paid for by the minute. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819910&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819911&source=RSS Quarry gets state OK to expand operations near Kutztown HARRISBURG, Pa. - A quarry in Berks County has received approval to expand its operations, despite backlash from some residents. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:00:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819911&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819913&source=RSS US retail sales jumped 0.6 percent in July WASHINGTON AP -- Consumers went out shopping in a big way in July, pushing up retail sales by the largest amount in seven months. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819913&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819914&source=RSS Warren Buffett dumped all his GE stock Buffett's investment company, Berkshire Hathaway, dropped its remaining 10. 6 million shares of General Electric sometime in the second quarter, according to a regulatory filing. As of June, Buffett's investment had been worth 315 million. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819914&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819915&source=RSS NJ legislature creates group to train manufacturing employees Vocational and technical workers in the state are set to get a large boost from the government. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819915&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819916&source=RSS NEW VENTURES S. Whitehall Wawa part of larger growth for chain South Whitehall Township now has its own Wawa. The store opened its newest location at 408 Cedar Crest Blvd. at the intersection of Cedar Crest and Hamilton boulevards, just down the road from Dorney Park Wildwater Kingdom. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819916&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819912&source=RSS High-tech McDonald's to debut in Bethlehem Township Fans of Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets will have a high-tech restaurant to be &#8220lovin&#8217 it&#8221 when a new McDonald&#8217s opens Thursday in Bethlehem Township. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170816/LVB01/170819912&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819937&source=RSS Uber investor gave Kalanick a month before suing to force him off board Reuters - Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital said on Monday it gave Uber Technologies Inc and its ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, a month to review its recommendations before filing a lawsuit last week to force Kalanick off the board and rescind his ability to fill three board seats. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819937&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819938&source=RSS Costco owes Tiffany more than 19 million for selling counterfeit rings Costco's going to pay for selling Tiffany engagement rings that weren't made by Tiffany. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819938&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819939&source=RSS Spirit Halloween to hire 30,000 employees this season Egg Harbor Township-based seasonal retailer Spirit Halloween announced Monday that it plans to hire 30,000 employees for its retail and online operations this upcoming season. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819939&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819940&source=RSS State, credit unions to partner on more financial reality fairs for former inmates After a successful pilot in Harrisburg earlier this year, Pennsylvania credit unions and state agencies plan to partner on more events meant to teach finance skills to former inmates. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819940&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819941&source=RSS Allentown revival still on target, say officials, despite corruption charges Though Allentown&#8217s mayor is facing corruption charges in an alleged pay-to-play scheme cited in a federal indictment issued in July, officials, including the mayor, say the city&#8217s economic resurgence will continue. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819941&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819942&source=RSS Palmer Twp. residents want answers on proposed trucking terminal PALMER TWP. , Pa. - Palmer Township residents have question before they&#8217re comfortable with a new trucking terminal in their backyards. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819942&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819943&source=RSS Sellers in inventory-hungry Lehigh Valley market received 98.3 percent of list price in July Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of available homes in the Lehigh Valley, a situation that is often leading to multiple offers on well-priced properties. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170815/LVB01/170819943&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170814/LVB01/170819953&source=RSS PinnacleHealth, UPMC move closer to union A formal deal joining PinnacleHealth with the state's largest health system is expected to be finalized in early fall, officials said Friday. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170814/LVB01/170819953&source=RSS