Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:28:28 EST Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:28:28 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739983&source=RSS Target appoints Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as CEO Reuters - Target Corp appointed PepsiCo Inc executive Brian Cornell as CEO as it tries to regain customer confidence after a devastating data breach last holiday season. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739983&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739984&source=RSS Allentown downtown rebirth advancing at breakneck speed, mayor says Allentonians are invited to share their views with city consultants on priorities for future actions shaping downtown Allentown infrastructure, land use, development policy and management, during two days in August. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739984&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739985&source=RSS Allentown movie theater to close temporarily because of renovations The Civic Theatre of Allentown will be closing one of its two movie theaters for a month to allow for major renovations. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739985&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739986&source=RSS Walmart 'Going to a very dark place' Walmart may not go the way of RadioShack RSH any time soon. But Goldman Sachs says that customers are abandoning the big-box pioneer in droves. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739986&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739987&source=RSS Regional home sales dip slightly some agents project uptick in activity Summer&#8217s temperature sizzles but the residential real estate market in the Greater Lehigh Valley runs warm or cool &#8211 depending on the locale. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140731/LVB01/140739987&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739997&source=RSS Amazon to invest 2 billion more in India as e-commerce race heats up MUMBAI Reuters - Amazon. com Incon Wednesday said it will invest a further 2 billion in India just a day after the country's largest e-tailer Flipkart attracted 1 billion of fresh funds, raising the stakes in a nascent but fast-growing e-commerce sector. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739997&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739998&source=RSS Phantoms owners may buy Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem The 177 million PPL Center hasn't even opened, but the Lehigh Valley Phantoms owners are already looking to expand &#8212 sort of. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:27:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739998&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739999&source=RSS Bethlehem looking to allow more alcohol at rentable buildings, pavilions Bethlehem may allow more alcohol at its rentable buildings and pavilions. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739999&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140729865&source=RSS Survey Pa. tough for small business Pennsylvania is a hard state to do business in, according to a recent survey of small businesses in the state. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140729865&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140729866&source=RSS 5M square feet in new warehouses planned The growth of distribution centers and manufacturing facilities in western Lehigh County shows no signs of slowing as companies show greater interest in increased trailer storage, fulfillment operations and a greater focus on retailers sending products faster to customers. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140729866&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140729864&source=RSS Red Lobster bets on fancier-looking plates to turn things around Red Lobster is making some big changes, pulling back from deep discounting and presenting food on the plate in a more vertical fashion, in the manner of upscale restaurants, rather than with fish, rice and vegetables positioned separately on the plate. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140729864&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729876&source=RSS UPS profit hit by retirement liabilities July 29 Reuters - United Parcel Service Inc's quarterly profit more than halved as the world's biggest courier company took a charge related to retirement liabilities of some union employees. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:24:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729876&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729877&source=RSS Reading city council, water authority announce preliminary agreement The water dispute in the city of Reading is finally coming to an end. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729877&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729878&source=RSS Embattled Allentown bar feels 'harassed' by Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board When Holly Wright's 19-year-old son unexpectedly died two years ago, she had no money to pay for the funeral. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729878&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729879&source=RSS Zillow buys Trulia for 3.5 billion The two biggest names in online house hunting -- Zillow and Trulia - are joining forces in a stock deal valued at 3. 5 billion. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729879&source=RSS