Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2017 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:29:32 EST Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:29:32 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170129997&source=RSS Las Vegas Sands paying 7M to settle corrupt practices probe LAS VEGAS AP -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost 7 million to U. S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China, company and federal officials said Thursday. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170129997&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170129998&source=RSS Easton chef makes top three on 'Hell's Kitchen' An Easton chef made the top three after a surprise double elimination on FOX's &#8220Hell&#8217s Kitchen&#8221 Thursday. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170129998&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170129999&source=RSS Forks residents decry potential zoning change FORKS TWP. , Pa. - Forks Township residents spoke against a zoning change Thursday night in protest of the Knollwood Estates development. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170129999&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170119854&source=RSS Costco agrees to pay 12M over lax pharmacy practices SEATTLE AP -- Costco Wholesale Corp. has agreed to pay nearly 12 million to settle Justice Department allegations of lax pharmacy controls over a four-year period. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170119854&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170119855&source=RSS N.J. employers add more jobs in December unemployment rate continues to drop New Jersey&#8217s unemployment rate dropped again in December, according to preliminary figures released by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170119855&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170119856&source=RSS Auditor general launches Labor and Industry fund audit Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has launched an audit of the state Department of Labor and Industry's Unemployment Compensation Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170119856&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170119857&source=RSS NEW VENTURES Wyomissing sports complex zones in on physical therapy Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex in Wyomissing is moving forward with its goal of offering a full continuum of wellness service with the addition of a physical therapy services. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170120/LVB01/170119857&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119866&source=RSS Pentagon, Lockheed near deal on 9 billion F-35 contract The U. S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin Corp LMT. N are close to deal for a contract worth almost 9 billion as negotiations are poised to bring the price per F-35 below 100 million for the first time, people familiar with the talks said Wednesday. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119866&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119867&source=RSS The U.S. shale oil business is not dead Saudi Arabia tried to kill off the U. S. oil boom. Instead, it just made the industry more efficient. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119867&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119868&source=RSS Wage growth grew in Q4, ADP workforce report finds Overall wage growth increased by 2. 3 percent year over year across all industries in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the ADP Workforce Vitality Report. The Roseland-based company said this corresponds with the 1. 9 percent growth in wages reported by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119868&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119869&source=RSS Poll Rite Aid sale will be OK'd by Friday There's still no official word, but readers of a key trade publication believe Walgreens' acquisition of Rite Aid will be completed before Donald Trump is sworn in as president on Friday. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119869&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119870&source=RSS GOOD FOOD, FAST NCC workshop helps meet growing demand for food trucks The growing desire of an increasing number of people to find good meals fast has led to a proliferation of mobile food vendors in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119870&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119871&source=RSS Newest Da Vinci exhibit unveiled in Allentown Representatives from the Da Vinci Science Center and PPL Electric Utilities celebrated the opening of the PPL Electric Utilities Energy Zone Tuesday evening with a fun battle on the area's interactive dance floor. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119871&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119872&source=RSS LINC-ing professionals to the Lehigh Valley BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Shortly after relocating to the Lehigh Valley from North Carolina, Lindsay and Chris Cardenas recall the night the gas tank was on empty as they followed their smartphones looking for a gas station. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170119/LVB01/170119872&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170118/LVB01/170119883&source=RSS Target lowers 4Q profit and sales outlook NEW YORK AP -- Target is lowering its fourth-quarter profit and sales outlook after the discounter says it had sluggish holiday sales and traffic in its stores that offset a surging online business. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170118/LVB01/170119883&source=RSS