Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:26 EST Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:26 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029993&source=RSS IBM to pay 1.5B to shed costly chip division NEW YORK AP -- IBM will pay 1. 5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029993&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029994&source=RSS Fund managers fasten seat belts after a week of wild markets LONDON - Even the wildest markets nearly always draw opportunists looking for profitable ways to play them. But recent volatility has hit such a level that the strongest-nerved are thinking twice. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029994&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029995&source=RSS Christie signs sports betting bill into law Just a day after it was sent to this desk, Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill lifting the state ban on sports wagering, effectively permitting casinos and racetracks to begin taking bets on games. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029995&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029996&source=RSS Baker Tilly explores how it will fit in midstate When Timothy Christen, chairman and CEO of Chicago-based accounting firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, stopped in Derry Township in early October to meet his new employees, he had an important message. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029996&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029997&source=RSS IS TEMPORARY THE NEW PERMANENT? When the Great Recession ended in 2009 and employers began rehiring to make up for the positions eliminated the prior two years, many turned to temporary staffing firms to meet their needs. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029997&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029998&source=RSS Clash between executive and council torpedoes project plan at St. Luke's The friction between Northampton County Council and John Brown, the county executive, has jumped to a new level. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029998&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029999&source=RSS Former patrons, employees want Mineral Springs Hotel in Forks Township resurrected It was a place where if they didn't know you by name, they at least knew you by face. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029999&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019834&source=RSS Markets looking for another lifeline from the Fed Markets are looking for another handout from the Fed, so whatever Fed Chair Janet Yellen says or does not say Friday will be a big deal Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019834&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019835&source=RSS Small property with big commercial ramifications rejected for zoning change A request to rezone a 5. 34-acre property along the north side of Spring Creek Road, where it intersects Route 100 and Trexlertown Road in Lower Macungie Township, was rejected in a 3-2 vote by township commissioners Thursday night. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019835&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019836&source=RSS Pennsylvania medical marijuana proposal dead for now Pennsylvania efforts to create a medical marijuana program have been vaporized, for now. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019836&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019839&source=RSS Sports betting bill heads to Christie's desk after Assembly approval The Assembly resoundingly voted 73-4 in favor of legislation Thursday that would lift the state&#8217s ban on sports betting and effectively pave the way for casinos and racetracks to begin taking wagers on games. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019839&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019840&source=RSS Survey Two-thirds of Obamacare marketplace enrollees will change plans in 2015 Two-thirds of people who have health insurance via the Obamacare marketplaces say they'll change plans in 2015, according to a new survey by Radius Global Market Research. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019840&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019841&source=RSS New Ventures Well-known silversmith opens new shop A well-known Lehigh Valley retailer held a grand opening Sept. 26 in its new location. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019841&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141016/LVB01/141019852&source=RSS Can we forget about a Fed rate hike in 2015? With global equities seeing severe bouts of volatility and some major European indexes entering bear market territory, traders and investors have thrown down the gauntlet to the U. S. Federal Reserve, which had been edging towards a period of tighter monetary policy. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:24:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141016/LVB01/141019852&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141016/LVB01/141019853&source=RSS Berkheimer tax collector out in South Whitehall Twp. The South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners adopted a motion to terminate their tax collection contract with Berkheimer Tax Administrators during Wednesday night's meeting. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141016/LVB01/141019853&source=RSS