Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2016 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:39:13 EST Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:39:13 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029971&source=RSS British American Tobacco offers to buy Reynolds in 47B deal LONDON AP -- British American Tobacco is offering to take over Reynolds American Inc. in a 47 billion deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company and try to make up for a decline in smoking in the U. S. and Europe. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029971&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029972&source=RSS Philly Fed cautioning banks about potential for apartment bubble ALLENTOWN &#8212 Is the recent apartment construction boom in the Lehigh Valley and elsewhere a bubble in the making? Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029972&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029974&source=RSS Lower Macungie OKs two projects The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners approved a senior living center on part of the former Lower Macungie Elementary School property during Thursday night's meeting. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029974&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029977&source=RSS Good grief! MetLife is dumping Snoopy MetLife MET will no longer be using Snoopy, Charlie Brown or any other members of the Peanuts gang in its ad campaigns. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029977&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029978&source=RSS Manufacturing conditions, outlook stay positive in S. Jersey, Fed says Manufacturing conditions continue to improve in the region that includes South Jersey, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029978&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029979&source=RSS Experts Hershey-Pinnacle decision signals need for clearer antitrust guidance The decision by Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System to give up on a merger affects more than the future of two local health systems. It also has an impact on potential mergers around the country. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029979&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029980&source=RSS Behind the List with Jennifer Van Den Elzen of Stortz Associates Tax season is the busiest time of year for Certified Public Accountants, and it is just around the corner. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:40:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029980&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029997&source=RSS Verizon revenue drops as subscriber additions disappoint Verizon Communications Inc , the No. 1 U. S. wireless carrier that has agreed to buy Yahoo Inc's core business, reported a 6. 7 percent drop in quarterly revenue as it added far fewer subscribers than expected. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029997&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029998&source=RSS Disgusting bedbug video at Pa. hotel spawns outrage A video of a bedbug-covered mattress at the low-budget Hotel Lafayette outraged members of the Easton community and led to a call to shut down the hotel. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029998&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029999&source=RSS Faculty strike enters second day at Pa. state universities EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - The strike continues for the faculty at 14-state owned universities across the commonwealth. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029999&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161019853&source=RSS Harley-Davidson expects to lay off 5 percent of workforce MILWAUKEE AP -- Harley-Davidson Inc. says it expects to lay off about 225 salaried employees by the end of the year to cut costs amid a sluggish U. S. motorcycle market. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161019853&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161019854&source=RSS Trentonian newspaper's office to be purchased by Dunkin' Donuts supplier more than 170 jobs coming For Trenton, it looks like it's in with the new and out with the . . . news. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:26:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161019854&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161019855&source=RSS Is Kroger's reluctance bad news for Rite Aid sale? America's largest supermarket chain reportedly is having second thoughts about buying Walgreens stores that the drugstore giant must shed to win federal approval for a 17. 2 billion purchase of Rite Aid. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161019855&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161019856&source=RSS NEW VENTURES Pizza chain, Pier I open at Trexlertown's Hamilton Crossings Hamilton Crossings is filling up quickly with new shops and restaurants opening in the newly launched shopping center. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161019856&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161019/LVB01/161019865&source=RSS Morgan Stanley profit jumps 61.7 percent on trading comeback Morgan Stanley reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, boosted by a surge in bond trading that followed Britain's surprise vote to leave the European Union and bouts of anxiety about monetary policy around the world. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161019/LVB01/161019865&source=RSS