Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:35:42 EST Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:35:42 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739977&source=RSS Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant SEATTLE AP -- Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's 15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739977&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739978&source=RSS Whole Foods' stock is teetering on the edge of a scary technical cliff Whole Foods Market Inc. may not have as much time as it hopes to repair its image, because the natural-foods grocer&#8217s stock has reached the edge of a technical cliff, that warns of a potentially massive selloff. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739978&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739979&source=RSS Free job-training with a guaranteed interview being offered in Allentown Lehigh Carbon Community College is offering free hospitality training for Allentown residents that also guarantees them job interviews at several new Center City restaurants. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739979&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739980&source=RSS AH Sportswear closing Nazareth plant Sept. 1 NAZARETH, Pa - AH Sportswear Company permanently is closing its Nazareth plant on Sept. 1. Most of the plant's 93 employees will be out of work. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739980&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739982&source=RSS Prepare for gold prices to plunge ... as low as 350 Gold's big plunge may have only just begun. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739982&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739983&source=RSS ADP earnings higher, but short of Street's prediction Although diluted earnings rose in ADP's fiscal fourth quarter, the results still fell short of analyst estimates Thursday. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739983&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739984&source=RSS Pennsylvania to get comprehensive tourism marketing study, organizations say Despite the role of tourism in the state's economy, Pennsylvania ranks 41st in the country for its budgetary support of the industry. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:26:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150731/LVB01/150739984&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150739995&source=RSS Amazon wants customers to pay 5 for the privilege of ordering more stuff NEW YORK TheStreet -- Call it audacious, but Amazon is betting that consumers will be willing to pay 5 apiece for buttons that allow them to quickly order more stuff. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150739995&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150739997&source=RSS Oil price slump costs another 12,500 jobs Sinking oil prices have prompted another round of heavy job cuts. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:29:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150739997&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150739998&source=RSS Section of Route 611 closed for sewer repair The Easton Water Authority says it closed the narrows section of Route 611 Thursday morning for sewer repairs. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:26:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150739998&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150739999&source=RSS 1.3M natural resources damage deal reached in 2005 Martins Creek fly ash spill Public comment is being sought about a proposed 1. 3 million settlement between the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Talen Generation LLC over natural resource damage from a 2005 fly ash spill at Talen's Lower Mount Bethel Township power plant. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150739999&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150729826&source=RSS Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains WASHINGTON AP -- The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150729826&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150729828&source=RSS Pa. construction bids up 3 percent in Q2 Commercial construction bids in Pennsylvania increased about 3 percent in the second quarter compared with the same quarter a year ago, according to the latest data from Chicago-based BidClerk, a project data firm . Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150729828&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150729829&source=RSS Repositioning as distributor for small, mid-sized businesses Large retailers know that the Lehigh Valley is ideally suited to house their massive distribution centers. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150730/LVB01/150729829&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150729/LVB01/150729838&source=RSS MasterCard's revenue misses estimates on higher incentives Credit and debit card issuer MasterCard Inc MA. N reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as the company offered more rebates and incentives to win new and renewed deals. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150729/LVB01/150729838&source=RSS