Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2016 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:32:58 EST Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:32:58 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729866&source=RSS Amazon's already large distribution empire keeps expanding NEW YORK AP -- Online shoppers want their packages - now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729866&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729867&source=RSS New Jersey Senate to take up new gas tax legislation TRENTON, N. J. - New Jersey Senators are set to debate a new Democratic proposal to raise the gas tax, pay for road and bridge work and cut the estate tax. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729867&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729868&source=RSS A deal-breaker? Major Phillipsburg project halted, developer says The future of a multimillion-dollar warehouse project that has been called a turning point for the Phillipsburg area is at risk, according to the developer. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729868&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729870&source=RSS Chipotle will now make burgers The struggling restaurant chain known for its burritos announced plans on Thursday to open a burger restaurant called Tasty Made this fall in Lancaster, Ohio. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729870&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729871&source=RSS NJMEP says it has impacted N.J.'s manufacturing industry by 3.1B The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Inc. announced that it has impacted New Jersey manufacturers by approximately 3. 1 billion through the various programs and services it offers. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729871&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729872&source=RSS Unilife names permanent CEO, cuts ties to Shortall York County-based Unilife Corp. has made its temporary CEO permanent and formed a new executive team that is tasked with bringing back the company from a series of near-ruinous missteps. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729872&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729873&source=RSS NEW VENTURES Hamilton Crossings a reality with opening of first anchor stores Two debuts in Lower Macungie Township were more than just the opening of stores they were the start of a new era in the region's retail scene. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729873&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729884&source=RSS Dow Chemical's profit handily beats estimates as costs fall Dow Chemical Co DOW. N, the No. 1 U. S. chemical maker by sales, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as cost cuts helped boost margins. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729884&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729885&source=RSS Health insurers making cases for Pa. rate hikes Saying their own costs have risen, health insurance companies made their cases to state regulators Wednesday for double-digit rate increases next year for individual policies in Pennsylvania. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729885&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729886&source=RSS Lower Nazareth supervisors want Trio Fields to build 80 percent of homes before dedicating roads LOWER NAZARETH, Pa. - Lower Nazareth Township Board of Supervisors Wednesday evening voted to deny a request from the Trio Fields developer to accept a maintenance release and dedication of roads. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729886&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729887&source=RSS Fed isn't raising rates this summer Fed leaders decided not to increase rates on Wednesday after uncertainty following the U. K. vote to leave the European Union, also known as Brexit, and a shockingly weak May jobs report. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729887&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729888&source=RSS Philly Fed finds nonmanufacturing activity expanded this month The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reported Tuesday that nonmanufacturing activity continued to expand in July in the region that includes South Jersey. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729888&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729889&source=RSS Former Utz exec pleads guilty in fraud scheme Accused of bilking Utz Quality Foods out of more than 1 million, a former executive of the Hanover-based company pleaded guilty on Tuesday to wire fraud, the U. S. Attorney's Office announced. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729889&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729890&source=RSS Pa. tobacco tax hike, new FDA rules threaten retailers Greater Lehigh Valley retailers are bracing for the impact of a 63 percent Pennsylvania tobacco tax increase for a pack of cigarettes which could drive the cost of a premium pack to 7. 50. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729890&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160727/LVB01/160729900&source=RSS Fiat Chrysler raises outlook as Q2 profits jump 25 percent MILAN AP -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles raised its revenue forecasts after reporting a 25 percent increase in second-quarter profits as SUV and truck sales offset the impact of slumping demand for passenger cars in North America. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160727/LVB01/160729900&source=RSS