Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2018 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Mon, 21 May 2018 12:43:40 EST Mon, 21 May 2018 12:43:40 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529993&source=RSS Fifth Third Bancorp to buy MB Financial for about 4.7 billion Reuters - U. S. regional bank Fifth Third Bancorp FITB. O on Monday said it would buy MB Financial Inc MBFI. O in a stock-and-cash deal valued at about 4. 7 billion. Mon, 21 May 2018 07:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529993&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529994&source=RSS Tax cut sparks record-setting 178 billion buyback boom It's raining buybacks Corporate America is throwing a record-setting party for shareholders. Mon, 21 May 2018 07:43:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529994&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529995&source=RSS Earnings, stock hits accompany Morrison's exit from Campbell The resignation Friday of Denise Morrison as CEO of Campbell Soup Co. came hand-in-hand with an earnings report illustrative of the food company&#8217s recent struggles. Mon, 21 May 2018 07:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529995&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529996&source=RSS Pa. unemployment drops in April as job gains continue After 10 months without a change, the state's unemployment rate fell slightly in April as job growth continued to pick up. Mon, 21 May 2018 07:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529996&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529997&source=RSS LV women vineyard owners to discuss entrepreneurial challenges More than 20 years ago, Sarah Rhodes-Troxell left a lucrative career as a pharmaceutical chemist to help save the Schuylkill County farm that had been in her husband's family for 225 years. Mon, 21 May 2018 07:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529997&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529998&source=RSS How many 1M medical malpractice verdicts have there been in the Lehigh Valley? They don&#8217t come along that often. But once in a while a Lehigh Valley jury awards 1 million or more to the victims of medical malpractice or their families. Mon, 21 May 2018 07:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529998&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529999&source=RSS Easton Area Riverfront Revival Phillipsburg looks to mirror Easton's renaissance with riverfront redevelopment Connected by the Free Bridge, the gateways into Easton and Phillipsburg couldn&#8217t be more opposite. Mon, 21 May 2018 07:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180521/LVB01/180529999&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519856&source=RSS Socially responsible funds dump or rethink Facebook over data privacy BOSTON Reuters - Several socially conscious investment firms are selling or rethinking their Facebook Inc holdings, unsatisfied by the company&#8217s moves to strengthen personal data protection and online safety after scandals involving the improper sharing of users&#8217 information. Fri, 18 May 2018 07:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519856&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519857&source=RSS Contractor certifications now required in Northampton County EASTON, Pa. - Northampton County Council Thursday night approved an ordinance that requires certain certifications for contractors doing more than 250,000 worth of work for the county. Fri, 18 May 2018 07:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519857&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519858&source=RSS Change of plans Historic Wilbur, Sayre mansions to become south Bethlehem hotel A business venture joining two 19th-century south Bethlehem mansions will re-establish the previously linked legacies of industrial titans who played key roles in the founding of Bethlehem Steel and Lehigh University. Fri, 18 May 2018 07:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519858&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519859&source=RSS Remington exits Chapter 11 bankruptcy in less than two months Remington, one of American's oldest and best-known gunmakers, exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy in less than two months, the company announced Thursday. Thu, 17 May 2018 14:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519859&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519860&source=RSS Rutgers study touts benefits of ESOPs The average worker at companies that offer an Employee Stock Ownership Plan has accumulated 134,000 from his or her stake, a new Rutgers study found. Thu, 17 May 2018 14:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519860&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519861&source=RSS PUC cuts utility rates to reflect lower federal taxes Pennsylvania businesses and residents will see lower costs for water, electricity and natural gas starting July 1 under action taken today by state utility regulators. Thu, 17 May 2018 14:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519861&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519862&source=RSS PLCB awards nearly 1M in grants to promote Pa. wine industry The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has awarded nearly 1 million in grants to support the state&#8217s wine industry. Thu, 17 May 2018 14:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180518/LVB01/180519862&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180517/LVB01/180519874&source=RSS In Silicon Valley, Chinese 'accelerators' aim to bring startups home NEW YORK SAN FRANCISCO Reuters - Beijing&#8217s unslakeable thirst for the latest technology has spurred a proliferation of &#8220accelerators&#8221 in Silicon Valley that aim to identify promising startups and bring them to China. Thu, 17 May 2018 07:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180517/LVB01/180519874&source=RSS