Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:02:37 EST Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:02:37 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039973&source=RSS Reading developer vows to complete 14M project, despite arson Oct. 29--Instead of showing upscale apartments to potential tenants, Reading developer Alan W. Shuman met with insurance agents and engineers on Tuesday in hope of salvaging a 14 million renovation effort at a former Reading Outlet Center building. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:29:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039973&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039974&source=RSS Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes TOKYO &#8212 Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen 1. 2 billion last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039974&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039975&source=RSS Bethlehem to consider nine-story building in historic South Side Clearly, the nine-story apartment building that developer Dennis Benner wants to put up in south Bethlehem is no Martin Tower, Bethlehem Steel's 21-story homage to industrial might. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039975&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039976&source=RSS The Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge has reached 90 percent completion The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has announced that the Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge Rehabilitation Project is now 90 completed and round-the-clock travel restriction through the work area could end before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039976&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039978&source=RSS Wal-Mart tests matching Web prices Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing a program to match online prices from rivals like Amazon. com Inc. this holiday season, a move that could make the discounter more competitive but cut into profits. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039978&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039979&source=RSS Rising health care costs not keeping N.J. companies from offering benefits, NJBIA survey finds The 2014 health benefits survey released Thursday by the New Jersey Business Industry Association reports that 87 percent of member companies still offer health care coverage to their employees &#8212 despite cost increases ranging from 24 percent at small firms under 25 employees, to 7. 3 percent for those over 250 workers. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039979&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039981&source=RSS Demo underway for condos at former college More than two decades may have passed since a blighted, vacant site in Coopersburg saw activity. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039981&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141029827&source=RSS Braveheart Highland Pub owner to open second restaurant at Starters Pub in Lower Saucon The owner of Hellertown's Braveheart Highland Pub is working to open a new restaurant at the former Starters Pub in Lower Saucon Township. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:33:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141029827&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039997&source=RSS Fed ends 6-year effort to stimulate economy The Federal Reserve announced the end of its bond-buying program Wednesday, marking the close of a six-year effort to stimulate the economy. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039997&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039998&source=RSS Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges SEOUL, South Korea &#8212 Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039998&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039999&source=RSS Economic impact of Frein search being surveyed As police continue to search for Eric Frein, business owners say their customers continue to stay away from the Poconos. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039999&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141029826&source=RSS N.J. company finds itself on front lines of Ebola cleanup Paul Lorcheim started putting extra phone lines in his facility late last month. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141029826&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141029828&source=RSS September home sales rise in a so-so year Wacky weather over the past 12 months changed the dynamics in the residential real estate market for 2014, a trend most agents hope will not repeat anytime soon. The winter that lasted well into spring pushed back seasonal buying schedules. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141029828&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029838&source=RSS Facebook spending spree irks investors Investors want Facebook to hang onto more of its cash. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029838&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029839&source=RSS Limerick Furniture to occupy struggling malls' empty spaces Nearly a year after the Fairgrounds Square Mall lost one of its anchor stores, a new tenant is moving in. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029839&source=RSS