Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2017 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:03:44 EST Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:03:44 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329956&source=RSS Burger King says it will stop serving abused chickens The company said Tuesday that it plans to stop buying chickens from farms that grossly mistreat them. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329956&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329957&source=RSS NJRA teams up with Thomas Edison State for staff development The New Jersey Redevelopment Authority is hoping to boost its effectiveness through staff development, partnering with Thomas Edison State University to help employees complete college degree programs, the two announced Tuesday. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329957&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329958&source=RSS Highmark ends bleeding from ACA plans Highmark Inc. is finally seeing signs of stability when it comes to health plans sold on the individual marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, the Pittsburgh-based insurer said Friday. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329958&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329959&source=RSS HAS THE RETAIL BUBBLE BURST? The influx of physical retail locations in the 1990s and early 2000s may have created a retail bubble that has now burst, according to industry experts. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329959&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329952&source=RSS Sears has 'substantial doubt' about its future NEWARK, N. J. AP -- Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is substantial doubt that it will be able to keep its doors open. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329952&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329953&source=RSS Booker, Menendez raise concerns over PennEast gas pipeline TRENTON, N. J. - New Jersey's Democratic U. S. senators have written federal regulators with concerns over a proposed 120-mile, 1. 2 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to their state. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329953&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329954&source=RSS Owners of The Bayou planning to open fourth restaurant in Easton's former Valenca space Owners of Bethlehem&#8217s The Bayou Southern Kitchen Bar are planning to expand their tasty empire with a fourth restaurant in Easton. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170322/LVB01/170329954&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329968&source=RSS Two Ohio coal-burning power plants bite the dust Electricity company Dayton Power Light said on Monday it would shut down two coal-fired power plants in southern Ohio next year for economic reasons, a setback for the ailing coal industry but a victory for environmental activists. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329968&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329969&source=RSS Bethlehem Township passes medical marijuana ordinance BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. - If any high rollers are considering setting up medical marijuana growing operations in Bethlehem Township, the township is ready for them. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329969&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329970&source=RSS Why Giant is cutting its hours at some Lehigh Valley stores Night owls used to shopping for groceries at Easton and Bethlehem area Giant Food Stores will have to make some adjustments. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329970&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329981&source=RSS Airlines expect four percent rise in passengers this spring DALLAS AP -- Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U. S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4 percent over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:24:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329981&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329982&source=RSS David Rockefeller, banker and philanthropist, dies at 101 David Rockefeller, the famed banker and philanthropist, died Monday at age 101, according to a spokesperson for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329982&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329983&source=RSS ParenteBeard adds two advisory firms, looks to expand further ParenteBeard Wealth Management has bought two small investment advisory firms as it looks to expand its footprint as an independent practice. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329983&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329984&source=RSS Fed hike sign of good economy with little local impact Local financial and real estate industry professionals are reacting with cautious optimism to the Federal Reserve having raised its benchmark interest rate by 0. 25 percent last week. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170321/LVB01/170329984&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170320/LVB01/170329993&source=RSS Provident Bank adds PR director from Santander Provident Bank, the Jersey City-based banking unit of Provident Financial Services Inc. , has hired a new director of public relations, it announced recently. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170320/LVB01/170329993&source=RSS