Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2016 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 05 May 2016 06:28:59 EST Thu, 05 May 2016 06:28:59 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509951&source=RSS Global stocks dented by growth concerns ahead of US data LONDON AP -- Global stock markets fell Wednesday as investors worried about global growth in the run-up to a series of U. S. indicators that will provide further insights into the state of the world's largest economy. Wed, 04 May 2016 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509951&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509952&source=RSS Lehigh Valley Superfund site threats to health, environment yield 6.9M fine The owner of a Superfund site in Lehigh County will pay a 6. 9 million fine for potential threats to public health and the environment, state and federal authorities said Tuesday. Wed, 04 May 2016 08:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509952&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509953&source=RSS Olympus America pays 306 million kickback settlement Allegations that Lehigh Valley-based Olympus America, Inc. and some of its subsidiaries paid illegal kickbacks to healthcare providers have been resolved with a 306 million civil settlement with Pennsylvania, other states and the federal government. Tue, 03 May 2016 16:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509953&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509954&source=RSS Honda, Nissan break records as auto sales stay hot in April DETROIT AP -- America's love of trucks and SUVs helped push most automakers to healthy sales gains last month as Honda and Nissan reported best-ever April sales. Ford posted record SUV sales, while Toyota broke a record for SUV and truck sales. Tue, 03 May 2016 14:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509954&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509955&source=RSS Lowest airfares in seven years this summer Fares for advanced-purchase tickets are likely be down about 12 compared to last year, and down 20 from two years ago, according to airfare prediction app Hopper. Tue, 03 May 2016 14:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509955&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509956&source=RSS What you need to know about Hershey's updated Chocolate World There are seven new cows in the barnyard scene of Hershey's Chocolate World tour. Tue, 03 May 2016 14:30:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509956&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509957&source=RSS Seeing the light, KH snares window-treatment market Walking into KH Custom Window Treatments on Trexlertown Road in Lower Macungie Township, it would be easy to mistake the business as a quaint gift shop or a homey design studio. Tue, 03 May 2016 14:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160504/LVB01/160509957&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509967&source=RSS Rich newspaper owners Industry saviors or foes? SALT LAKE CITY AP -- The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty - but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage. Tue, 03 May 2016 08:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509967&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509968&source=RSS Ironton Rail-Trail agreement forwarded in Whitehall WHITEHALL, Pa. - The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners moved several ordinances and resolutions to next week's regular board meeting Monday night. Tue, 03 May 2016 08:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509968&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509969&source=RSS How a planned swamp could bite Warren County taxpayers New Jersey's plans to turn nearly 100 nearby acres in Independence Township into wetlands have raised concerns among leaders in Warren County, including the track's owner. Tue, 03 May 2016 08:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509969&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509970&source=RSS Puerto Rico defaults on 422 million The island was unable to make a 422 million debt payment due Monday. It's another alarm bell of how bad the situation is getting on the island. Mon, 02 May 2016 15:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509970&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509971&source=RSS SBA names New Jersey's Small Business Person of the Year The U. S. Small Business Administration has named its 2016 New Jersey Small Business Person of the Year, it announced Monday. Mon, 02 May 2016 15:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509971&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509972&source=RSS When will we start to see the new Harriet Tubman bills? The U. S. Department of Treasury said last month it will put three new currency bill designs into circulation on the 5, 10 and 20 bills. But now comes the hard part &#8212 getting those bills into the hands of people. Mon, 02 May 2016 15:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509972&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509973&source=RSS Function, form and now furniture for Allentown designer Lynda Somach has issues with our disposable culture. Mon, 02 May 2016 15:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160503/LVB01/160509973&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160502/LVB01/160509993&source=RSS Energy explorers Haliburton and Baker Hughes abandon merger WASHINGTON AP -- Two companies crucial to the business of U. S. energy exploration - Haliburton and Baker Hughes - have abandoned their planned 34 billion merger. Mon, 02 May 2016 08:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160502/LVB01/160509993&source=RSS