Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:02:14 EST Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:02:14 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009851&source=RSS Average US rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.76 percent WASHINGTON AP -- Average long-term U. S. mortgage rates fell sharply this week amid concern over a labor market that has shown recent signs of weakness. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:04:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009851&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009859&source=RSS Americans ARE spending their gas savings The average American driver saved 360 this year on gas -- nearly a dollar a day. So what are people doing with that extra money? Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:40:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009859&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009860&source=RSS Rutgers Business School receives international award The International Economic Development Council, a nonprofit serving economic developers, recognized Rutgers Business School with its Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award for the university's Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009860&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009862&source=RSS Talen Energy's sale of three Pa. plants not the end of sell-offs Three plants down, 400 or so megawatts to go. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009862&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009863&source=RSS NEW VENTURES Allentown man hopes new business rubs people the right way Michael Kotrosits is hoping to be a knight in shining armor in the region's kitchens, as he launches a company selling his own spice and dry-rub line, Armour Spices LLC in Allentown. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009863&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009864&source=RSS Report Urban Outfitters seeking weekend 'volunteers' to pack shipments in Gap Fashion giant Urban Outfitters apparently is hoping some of its employees are team-spirited enough to journey to Lancaster County and work for free. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009864&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009852&source=RSS New supermarket for Allentown shoppers ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Is Allentown big enough for the two of them? Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151009/LVB01/151009852&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009876&source=RSS Lumber Liquidators to pay millions in DOJ settlement Lumber Liquidators will pay 10 million to settle criminal charges with the U. S. Department of Justice regarding imports of some of its wood flooring. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 08:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009876&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009877&source=RSS Alan Jennings resigns from ANIZDA ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Alan Jennings has resigned from the board of directors of the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 08:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009877&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009878&source=RSS Allentown bill limits contracts to political donors, report says Allentown City Council on Wednesday passed an anti-pay-to-play law limiting contracts to political donors, The Morning Call reports. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 08:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009878&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009879&source=RSS U.S. consumer borrowing climbs to new record in August WASHINGTON AP -- U. S. consumer borrowing advanced at a solid pace in August, as Americans took out more auto and student loans. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009879&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009880&source=RSS N.J. job growth inches higher in September New Jersey added 1,600 private-sector jobs in September, good for a mere 0. 05 percent growth rate, according to ADP. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009880&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009881&source=RSS Auditor general Overlooked schools could have 'devastating consequences' for students, economy The Pennsylvania Department of Education has essentially overlooked 561 academically challenged schools &#8212 including 40 in the midstate &#8212 possibly leading to devastating consequences for students and Pennsylvania's economy, according to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009881&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009882&source=RSS Former CREW presidents galvanize to give back Come back and help. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151008/LVB01/151009882&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151007/LVB01/151009893&source=RSS Inn at the center of Frein manhunt sold BARRETT TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A year ago it was at the center of a massive manhunt in the Poconos, now the Buck Hill Inn has been sold to the highest bidder. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151007/LVB01/151009893&source=RSS