Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2019 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sat, 20 Apr 2019 18:14:20 EST Sat, 20 Apr 2019 18:14:20 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190419/LVB01/190419861&source=RSS US handbags, helicopters and hazelnuts all put on 20B EU tariff list after Boeing ruling Helicopters, handbags and hazelnuts are among the U. S. goods facing EU tariffs, after the European bloc hit back against U. S. subsidies of Boeing aircraft. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190419/LVB01/190419861&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190419/LVB01/190419862&source=RSS Another 'major' office building slated for downtown Allentown Downtown Allentown, which has seen a boom in commercial and office space over the last five years, will get another business tower in the Neighborhood Improvement Zone, developer J. B. Reilly said Thursday. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190419/LVB01/190419862&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190419/LVB01/190419863&source=RSS Sands fined 230K for violations at Bethlehem casino The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has fined Sands Bethworks Gaming LLC a total of 230,000 for underage gaming violations and the over-awarding of free slot play at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190419/LVB01/190419863&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190419/LVB01/190419864&source=RSS Hamburg foundry fined for firing safety whistleblower After an investigation by the U. S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a U. S. District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania has awarded 40,000 to the former employee of a Hamburg iron-casting company who claimed he was fired for reporting alleged safety and health hazards to OSHA. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190419/LVB01/190419864&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190419/LVB01/190419873&source=RSS New Jersey public utility board approves 300M subsidy for three nuclear plants New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities on Thursday approved a controversial 300 million subsidy plan for three nuclear power plants run by PSEG, NJBIZ reported. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190419/LVB01/190419873&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190418/LVB01/190419882&source=RSS Blackstone to switch from a partnership to a corporation Blackstone Group LP, the world&#8217s largest manager of alternative assets such as private equity and real estate, said on Thursday it would convert from a partnership to a corporation, in a bid to get more investors into its stock. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190418/LVB01/190419882&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190418/LVB01/190419883&source=RSS Amazon is shutting down its China marketplace business. Here's why it has struggled U. S. e-commerce giant Amazon now plans to close its domestic marketplace business in China. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190418/LVB01/190419883&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190418/LVB01/190419884&source=RSS Bottle-recycling plant that would bring 200 jobs to the Lehigh Valley in limbo A California bottle-recycling company&#8217s plan to open a major processing facility in the Lehigh Valley with up to 200 jobs may have dried up. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190418/LVB01/190419884&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190418/LVB01/190419885&source=RSS Beck Packaging acquired by N.Y. company A Lehigh Valley industrial packaging and supplies company has been acquired. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190418/LVB01/190419885&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190418/LVB01/190419886&source=RSS Robots finding role in retail Have you met Marty? Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190418/LVB01/190419886&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190417/LVB01/190419897&source=RSS U.S. handbags, shovels on 20B EU tariff list over Boeing Handbags, tractors, shovels and fish are part of an 11-page list of U. S. imports worth 20 billion that the European Union on Wednesday said it could hit with tariffs in a transatlantic aircraft subsidy dispute. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190417/LVB01/190419897&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190417/LVB01/190419898&source=RSS Martha Stewart's brands have a new owner Sequential Brands Group is selling Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse's brands to licensing and marketing company Marquee Brands for 175 million. The deal could be worth as much as 215 million if the brands hit certain targets. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190417/LVB01/190419898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190417/LVB01/190419899&source=RSS Manischewitz unveils new look, new products Legacy brand The Manischewitz Co. is serving up some new options, and a new look, in the kosher aisle. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190417/LVB01/190419899&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190417/LVB01/190419900&source=RSS Startup marketing firm targets legal industry Ed Miller, the former chief marketing officer for Allentown law firm Norris McLaughlin for nearly 20 years and Cady Darago, also formerly of Norris McLaughlin, have started their own firm ESQuisite Marketing. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190417/LVB01/190419900&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190417/LVB01/190419901&source=RSS Spring real estate market off to slow start The real estate market in the region shows the continuation of a slow start to the year, with the release of March data from the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190417/LVB01/190419901&source=RSS