Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:23:41 EST Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:23:41 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829826&source=RSS Ford, IBM win dismissal of 12-year lawsuit over apartheid abuses NEW YORK Reuters - A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp of encouraging human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, reluctantly concluding that the case does not belong in U. S. courts. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829826&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829827&source=RSS Visitors bureau seeks new ways to market Berks County Gone are the days of shopping outlets drawing visitors to Reading. Now the visitors bureau is looking for new ways to draw people to the area. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829827&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829828&source=RSS Investigators move to revoke another electricity supplier's license State investigators are continuing their crackdown against electricity suppliers they allege have deceived customers in their quest to cash in on Pennsylvania's deregulated energy market. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:40:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829828&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829829&source=RSS A smart necklace from Samsung? Really? While rumors are heating up that Apple AAPL, Tech30 may debut the long-rumored iWatch at a big event that it finally officially announced on Sept. 9, the maker of iEverything is late to the wearable party. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829829&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829830&source=RSS Report Showboat will close Sunday as planned Despite word that &#8220an interested party&#8221 had toured Showboat Casino Hotel, a published report says the gaming hall will still close this weekend as planned. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829830&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829831&source=RSS Positive, constructive and timely feedback Communication, feedback, development and active listening. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829831&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829868&source=RSS Russian hackers said to have looted big bank data Russian hackers attacked JPMorgan Chase Co. JPM and at least four other banks this month in a coordinated assault that resulted in the loss of gigabytes of customer data, according to two people familiar with the investigation. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829868&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829869&source=RSS Proposal for Lehigh Valley's tallest building still lacks tenant The developer proposing what would be the Lehigh Valley's tallest building needs more time to secure an anchor tenant. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829869&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829870&source=RSS Bethlehem City Council community development committee gives nod to Lehigh Valley Railway Bethlehem City Council Community Development Committee members Wednesday evening unanimously passed a motion to recommend to city council to enact legislation for the creation of a railway authority in the Lehigh Valley. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829870&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829875&source=RSS Cooler raises 10.5 million -- a Kickstarter record With nearly 50,000 Kickstarter backers pledging over 10. 5 million, the portable party cooler is now the highest grossing Kickstarter campaign ever. Late Tuesday night, the Coolest Cooler topped the previous record of 10. 2 million, held by the Pebble smartwatch. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829875&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829878&source=RSS Survey looks at middle-market execs' hopes for capital Not only are the nation's middle-market executives hopeful about potential to raise more capital, but many are on the verge of funneling it into growth and job creation, according to new research. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:26:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829878&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829881&source=RSS Creating a positive work environment Crafting high quality, innovative brews with great customer appeal is the aim of Dan Weirback, president of Weyerbacher Brewing Co. Inc. in Easton. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829881&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829896&source=RSS Tiffany profit rises on strong sales in Americas, Asia-Pacific Aug 27 Reuters - Upscale jeweler Tiffany Co reported a 16 percent rise in quarterly profit as sales grew strongly in the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829896&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829897&source=RSS Local group turning hotel into home for homeless veterans A Monroe County group is working to help homeless veterans get off the streets. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829897&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829898&source=RSS Bushkill Township residents look to block private helipad proposal When Bill Sprague moved into his Bushkill Township home in 1978, his living room window overlooked a country pasture filled with horses, deer and wild turkeys. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829898&source=RSS