Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:35:37 EST Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:35:37 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140801/LVB01/140809997&source=RSS GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results on Friday, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140801/LVB01/140809997&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140801/LVB01/140809998&source=RSS Public input sought on new LV regional housing plan Beginning Friday, you can read -- and offer your comments on -- a new regional housing plan for the Lehigh Valley. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140801/LVB01/140809998&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140801/LVB01/140809999&source=RSS Bethlehem offices of industrial history museum to become microdistillery The National Museum of Industrial History is vacating its Bethlehem offices because a microdistillery is moving in, its interim CEO said Thursday. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140801/LVB01/140809999&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140801/LVB01/140739973&source=RSS RadioShack's days are numbered RadioShack's future is about as bright as the VHS tapes it used to sell. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140801/LVB01/140739973&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140801/LVB01/140739974&source=RSS New Ventures Irish dance school to call Easton its home The O'Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance is stepping into a new training facility. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140801/LVB01/140739974&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739983&source=RSS Target appoints Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as CEO Reuters - Target Corp appointed PepsiCo Inc executive Brian Cornell as CEO as it tries to regain customer confidence after a devastating data breach last holiday season. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739983&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739984&source=RSS Allentown downtown rebirth advancing at breakneck speed, mayor says Allentonians are invited to share their views with city consultants on priorities for future actions shaping downtown Allentown infrastructure, land use, development policy and management, during two days in August. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739984&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739985&source=RSS Allentown movie theater to close temporarily because of renovations The Civic Theatre of Allentown will be closing one of its two movie theaters for a month to allow for major renovations. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739985&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739986&source=RSS Walmart 'Going to a very dark place' Walmart may not go the way of RadioShack RSH any time soon. But Goldman Sachs says that customers are abandoning the big-box pioneer in droves. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739986&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739987&source=RSS Regional home sales dip slightly some agents project uptick in activity Summer&#8217s temperature sizzles but the residential real estate market in the Greater Lehigh Valley runs warm or cool &#8211 depending on the locale. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739987&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739997&source=RSS Amazon to invest 2 billion more in India as e-commerce race heats up MUMBAI Reuters - Amazon. com Incon Wednesday said it will invest a further 2 billion in India just a day after the country's largest e-tailer Flipkart attracted 1 billion of fresh funds, raising the stakes in a nascent but fast-growing e-commerce sector. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739997&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739998&source=RSS Phantoms owners may buy Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem The 177 million PPL Center hasn't even opened, but the Lehigh Valley Phantoms owners are already looking to expand &#8212 sort of. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:27:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739998&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739999&source=RSS Bethlehem looking to allow more alcohol at rentable buildings, pavilions Bethlehem may allow more alcohol at its rentable buildings and pavilions. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739999&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140729865&source=RSS Survey Pa. tough for small business Pennsylvania is a hard state to do business in, according to a recent survey of small businesses in the state. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140729865&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140729866&source=RSS 5M square feet in new warehouses planned The growth of distribution centers and manufacturing facilities in western Lehigh County shows no signs of slowing as companies show greater interest in increased trailer storage, fulfillment operations and a greater focus on retailers sending products faster to customers. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140729866&source=RSS