Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2017 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:42:05 EST Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:42:05 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019886&source=RSS Nordstrom family suspends attempt to take U.S. retailer private Reuters - Nordstrom Inc said on Monday that a founding family group had suspended attempts to take the U. S. department store operator private because of difficulties in arranging debt financing for its bid ahead of the key holiday shopping season. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019886&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019887&source=RSS Editorial Post-Sandy recovery is a mixed bag, but it could be so much worse Next week will make the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that punched a 70 billion hole along the East Coast of the United States, in particular, New Jersey and New York City. Expect the media to show a lot of familiar sights from five years ago &#8212 the Hoboken PATH station overwhelmed by flood water, and the ruins of. . . Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019887&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019888&source=RSS Wolf wants acting heads of four agencies to serve permanently Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated the acting heads of four state agencies to serve permanently in their respective roles. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019888&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019889&source=RSS Tropical plant dearth looms Interior designers considering decorating their clients' offices with tropical plants may find the leafy green plants harder to get in coming months because of Hurricane Irma's path of destruction in Florida. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019889&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019882&source=RSS Netflix to spend up to 8 billion on programming next year The company said Monday that it will spend as much as 8 billion on shows and movies in 2018, up from 6 billion earmarked for content this year. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019882&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019883&source=RSS Dozens come out for Allen Township meeting on proposed Jaindl warehouses ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Too many trucks, too much noise, and a project some Allen Township residents say they don't need. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019883&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019884&source=RSS Kmart to close another Lehigh Valley store The Kmart store in Whitehall Township is slated to be around for one more Black Friday &#8212 but don&#8217t expect to make any Christmas gift exchanges there. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171017/LVB01/171019884&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019910&source=RSS T-Mobile, Sprint plan merger without selling assets T-Mobile U. S. Inc TMUS. O and Sprint Corp S. N plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ask for concessions, according to people familiar with the matter. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019910&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019911&source=RSS Caribbean tourism faces long road to recovery The Caribbean is fast approaching tourism season. But this year, some of the islands may not see their vital economic lifeblood. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019911&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019912&source=RSS For commercial tenants tips for leasing office space Jeremy Piccini is a partner in the business and commercial real estate transactional groups at Bertone Piccini LLP. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019912&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019913&source=RSS Moody's grades Philly, Pittsburgh among top contenders for Amazon HQ2 Noted economist Mark Zandi pored over the data and came up with a list of 10 cities he believes have the best chance of being picked to host Amazon's second headquarters, aka HQ2. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019913&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019914&source=RSS CAN CATASTROPHIC FLOODING OCCUR HERE? A harsh storm can occur anytime and anywhere, bringing severe flooding with it. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019914&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019915&source=RSS Wilson residents want something done at Dixie Cup plant WILSON BOROUGH, Pa. - If you've driven through the borough of Wilson over the last decade or so, you've probably noticed the old Dixie Cup manufacturing plant sitting vacant. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019915&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019916&source=RSS Lehigh Valley Mall, Crossings offer promos to aid breast cancer research Retailers at the Lehigh Valley Mall and The Crossings Premium Outlets are holding events and offering discounts in an effort to raise money toward breast cancer research. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019916&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019917&source=RSS Bon-Ton's suppliers said to be getting nervous Some of Bon-Ton Stores Inc. 's suppliers are scaling back shipments and asking to be paid sooner in order to protect themselves from potential losses in case the department store chain falls short on its turnaround plans, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20171016/LVB01/171019917&source=RSS