Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:31:40 EST Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:31:40 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140919/LVB01/140919773&source=RSS Christie brings back Fox as head of Department of Transportation Gov. Chris Christie has tapped former state Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox to return to that role, replacing longtime department chief James Simpson. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140919/LVB01/140919773&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140919/LVB01/140919775&source=RSS Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote LONDON AP - Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom shored up British stocks on Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140919/LVB01/140919775&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140919/LVB01/140919776&source=RSS Northampton County workers protest hikes in healthcare costs Nearly 200 county workers jammed Northampton County Council&#8217s Thursday night meeting to protest hikes in their medical healthcare benefits proposed by County Executive John Brown. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140919/LVB01/140919776&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140919/LVB01/140919777&source=RSS Forks Township owes 20,000 on public works project, contractor says A plumber contracted to perform work on Forks Township's 4. 8 million public works building is demanding the township pay the balance of the work he finished 18 months ago. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140919/LVB01/140919777&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140919/LVB01/140919778&source=RSS Wal-Mart holiday hiring lags rivals Wal-Mart is planning to ramp up its holiday hiring, but not at the same pace as other companies with big seasonal needs. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140919/LVB01/140919778&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140919/LVB01/140919779&source=RSS Rite Aid posts solid 2Q, lowers expectations for the fiscal year Cumberland County-based drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp. reported second-quarter revenue of 6. 5 billion versus revenue of 6. 3 billion in the prior year's second quarter. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140919/LVB01/140919779&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140918/LVB01/140919796&source=RSS Alibaba set to price IPO shares amid investor frenzy Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is set to sell some 22 billion of shares on Thursday, capping a two-week road show that drew frenzied interest from investors worldwide and may be the world's largest ever initial public offering. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140918/LVB01/140919796&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140918/LVB01/140919797&source=RSS Investigation finds no illegal actions by former SERS investment chief Clark An independent investigation has found no illegal action on the part of former Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System Chief Investment Officer Anthony Clark. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140918/LVB01/140919797&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140918/LVB01/140919798&source=RSS Hanover Township likes proposed shopping center There were no plans to approve or even a resolution to vote on, but Hanover Township supervisors Wednesday said they are willing to close Lloyd Street, a cut through between Airport Road and Irving Street, to help clear the way for a proposed shopping center at American Parkway and Airport Road. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140918/LVB01/140919798&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140918/LVB01/140919799&source=RSS Easton Public Market opening pushed back to August 2015 The Easton Public Market won't open on schedule this January. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140918/LVB01/140919799&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140918/LVB01/140919834&source=RSS FedEx, Kohl's going on a holiday hiring binge FedEx FDX and Kohl's KSS department store both announced plans Wednesday to hire tens of thousands of temporary workers for the holiday season. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140918/LVB01/140919834&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140917/LVB01/140919861&source=RSS Sony forecasts 2B loss as smartphones lag TOKYO AP - Sony expects its annual loss to swell to 2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140917/LVB01/140919861&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140917/LVB01/140919862&source=RSS GoggleWorks expansion on track with 2 million grant from state Efforts to breathe more life into Reading's Entertainment Square were given a boost Tuesday with a visit by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140917/LVB01/140919862&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140917/LVB01/140919863&source=RSS Bethlehem postpones increase on event ticket tax Bethlehem City Council on Tuesday again postponed an increase to the city's amusement tax on event tickets but warned it will probably authorize it later this year. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140917/LVB01/140919863&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140917/LVB01/140919865&source=RSS Newark Airport's Terminal C to get 55 new dining options in 120M makeover United Airlines is planning a 120 million transformation of Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport under a new contract with OTG Management LLC. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140917/LVB01/140919865&source=RSS