Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Wed, 06 May 2015 06:24:28 EST Wed, 06 May 2015 06:24:28 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509948&source=RSS Vanguard beats Pimco as world's biggest bond fund The biggest mutual bond fund in the world now belongs to Vanguard. Pacific Investment Management Co. has been dethroned. Tue, 05 May 2015 08:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509948&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509949&source=RSS European markets buck China concerns European markets opened firmer on Tuesday after an extended weekend break, bucking fears of slowing demand from China and despite debt stand-off fears depressing Greek stocks. Tue, 05 May 2015 08:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509949&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509950&source=RSS Why McDonald's wants more franchisees McDonald&#8217s MCD unveiled a number of ways to get its mojo back, including franchising more stores. That&#8217s music to investors&#8217 ears. Tue, 05 May 2015 08:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509950&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509952&source=RSS Lancaster General announces six-floor, 60M hospital expansion Lancaster General Health announced Monday that it is planning a six-floor, 60 million expansion of Lancaster General Hospital, with construction to begin as early as this summer. Tue, 05 May 2015 08:30:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509952&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509953&source=RSS ENTREPRENEURS WHO CONNECT Small-business owners succeed by getting involved Small businesses are the strength of the economy. They open for business every day in every community in every corner of the nation. Tue, 05 May 2015 08:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509953&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509955&source=RSS Pa. Association of Broadcasters honors Al Boscov with Gold Medal Award A Berks County icon has taken home a gold medal. Retail magnate Al Boscov received the Gold Medal Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters in Hershey on Sunday. Tue, 05 May 2015 08:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509955&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509956&source=RSS LVHN looking to nearly double Muhlenberg hospital Lehigh Valley Health Network is looking to almost double its Muhlenberg hospital in Bethlehem, according to new plans submitted to the city. Tue, 05 May 2015 08:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/LVB01/150509956&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150504/LVB01/150509980&source=RSS Pension, labor disputes dog Greek talks as cash dwindles Wide differences over pension and labor reforms continued to dog intensive negotiations between Greece's leftist government and its international creditors despite progress in other areas as the country's cash position becomes increasingly critical. Mon, 04 May 2015 08:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150504/LVB01/150509980&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150504/LVB01/150509981&source=RSS Contrary to goals, ER visits rise under Obamacare Three-quarters of emergency physicians say they've seen ER patient visits surge since Obamacare took effect &#8212 just the opposite of what many Americans expected would happen. Mon, 04 May 2015 08:29:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150504/LVB01/150509981&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150504/LVB01/150509982&source=RSS Susquehanna, Northwest, ST top rankings for regional customer satisfaction J. D. Power has named Susquehanna Bank tops in the Mid-Atlantic for customer satisfaction, according to its annual study. Mon, 04 May 2015 08:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150504/LVB01/150509982&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150504/LVB01/150509983&source=RSS Updated Finances one reason why 330 million plant in Reading was shelved One of the reasons that a proposed 330 million fertilizer plant for Reading was scuttled is that the company behind the plan failed to provide sufficient financial statements. Mon, 04 May 2015 08:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150504/LVB01/150509983&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150504/LVB01/150509984&source=RSS Postmaster general greets Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce The first woman to serve as postmaster general of the United States returned to her hometown Friday. Mon, 04 May 2015 08:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150504/LVB01/150509984&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150504/LVB01/150509985&source=RSS Easton's parking revenue on the rise Shops galore! Plenty of free parking!Advertisements of the 1960s and 1970s meant to lure consumers to a then novelty in retailing &#8212 the shopping mall &#8212 offered what the Lehigh Valley's bustling urban centers couldn't. Acres and acres of parking. For free. Mon, 04 May 2015 08:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150504/LVB01/150509985&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150501/LVB01/150509997&source=RSS Tesla CEO plugs into new market with home battery system FOSTER CITY, Calif. AP -- Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market. Fri, 01 May 2015 08:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150501/LVB01/150509997&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150501/LVB01/150509998&source=RSS Developer says people are excited to move back into Easton More people are moving from the suburbs to Easton, according to a local developer, who said he has a lot of projects in the works to make sure there's a place for everybody to go. Fri, 01 May 2015 08:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150501/LVB01/150509998&source=RSS