Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2016 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:49:35 EST Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:49:35 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209900&source=RSS ANIZDA board approves penalties for businesses hires first executive director ALLENTOWN, Pa. - It may have gotten more expensive to do business for qualified businesses operating in Allentown's 128-acre neighborhood improvement zone NIZ -- especially if filing monthly tax reports in a timely fashion isn't exactly your thing. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209900&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209901&source=RSS Bethlehem data center will get new operator after Synchronoss divests activation business BETHLEHEM &#8212 Synchronoss Technologies Inc. is unloading most of its activation business, a decision that will bring its data center in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII in Bethlehem with hundreds of employees under the control of a new company. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209901&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209902&source=RSS Target to host quiet holiday shopping event for those on the autism spectrum Good news, Target fans. Holiday shopping at Target is about to get a lot less stressful thanks to a quiet shopping event designed for families on the autism spectrum. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209902&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209903&source=RSS Abbott seeks to end buyout deal for Alere NEW YORK AP -- Abbott is seeking to terminate its buyout of troubled medical diagnostics maker Alere as that company deals with the fallout of a key device recall and government investigations. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209903&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209904&source=RSS New Jersey adds nearly 6K jobs in November, ADP says New Jersey appears to have broken out of its 4,000-job pattern of gains in November, adding nearly 6,000 positions during the month, according to Roseland-based ADP. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:27:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209904&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209905&source=RSS Fulton Financial CFO resigns Fulton Financial Corp. CFO Patrick Barrett is leaving for an executive position at another financial institution. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209905&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209906&source=RSS INVESTING IN BANKING'S FUTURE As manpower shortage looms, industry adapts to lure millennial workers How does a 9-to-5 weekday stint in a bank appeal to young adults after the rise of working from home, job sharing and virtual office gigs? Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209906&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209919&source=RSS Staples to sell controlling stake in European unit to Cerberus Office supplies retailer Staples Inc SPLS. O said on Wednesday it would sell its controlling stake in its European business to an affiliate of private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP to focus on its North American operations. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209919&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209920&source=RSS Whitehall grapples with outstanding garbage fees WHITEHALL, Pa. - Whitehall Township is throwing a lot of money away when it comes to something for which most people have no use - trash. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209920&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209921&source=RSS New target date for Billy's Downtown Diner in Easton It's the question Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr. hears more than any other When's Billy's Downtown Diner opening in Easton? Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209921&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209922&source=RSS Google hits renewable energy goal in quest to pare pollution SAN FRANCISCO AP -- Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:27:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209922&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209923&source=RSS N.J. employers have some optimism about 2017, NJBIA survey shows According to the latest business outlook survey from the New Jersey Business Industry Association, released Tuesday, more New Jersey employers are expecting to hire and see sales and profits increase in 2017 than they were a year ago. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209923&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209924&source=RSS Turnpike can target scofflaws under new law The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has a new set of teeth. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209924&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209925&source=RSS Loyalty cards pay if retailers are as savvy as consumers What is your loyalty worth? And how far will retailers go to keep it? Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209925&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161206/LVB01/161209935&source=RSS Expedia IT guy made 300,000 by hacking own execs A former Expedia IT professional admitted on Monday to illegally trading on secrets he discovered by hacking his own company's senior executives. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161206/LVB01/161209935&source=RSS