Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Wed, 27 May 2015 22:57:46 EST Wed, 27 May 2015 22:57:46 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529912&source=RSS Vox Media acquires Recode Sixteen months after launching Recode, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg are selling their technology news site to Vox Media. Wed, 27 May 2015 08:13:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529912&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529913&source=RSS Palmer Township OKs new apartment complex PALMER TWP. , Pa. - The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors granted preliminary and final approval to an eight-unit apartment complex during Tuesday night's meeting. Wed, 27 May 2015 08:10:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529913&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529914&source=RSS FedEx mega-hub to handle 75,000 packages an hour when complete, report says Once a FedEx Ground facility planned for Allen Township is running at full capacity, the more than 1 million-square-foot megahub would handle about 75,000 packages an hour, according to a recently released environmental assessment. Wed, 27 May 2015 08:07:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529914&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529915&source=RSS Amazon pays 16 million tax in Germany, while making 11.9 billion sales LONDON Reuters - Internet retailer Amazon. com Inc. 's main German operating unit paid just 11. 9 million euros 16 million in tax in 2014, despite the group recording 11. 9 billion in sales to German customers last year, regulatory filings show. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:50:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529915&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529916&source=RSS JCPL announces substation upgrades ahead of summer usage increase Jersey Central Power Light announced Tuesday that it has completed several projects in its service area in preparation for the summer. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:47:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529916&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529917&source=RSS PPL tests new method to optimize tree trimming, reduce outages PPL Electric Utilities is going high-tech with a mapping system it says could help limit power outages by trying to predict where trees or branches might fall, among other things. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:45:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529917&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529918&source=RSS Supreme Court ruling could force millions off health insurance rolls, causing chaos for carriers A Supreme Court ruling next month could send shock waves through an already transformative health care market &#8211 and the health insurance industry, in particular. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:42:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150527/LVB01/150529918&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529937&source=RSS Dollar hits one-month high as periphery woes weigh on Europe Greece's financial crisis and signs of growing opposition to austerity in Spain sent the euro to its lowest level in a month on Tuesday, while shares and commodities took a knock as the dollar powered higher. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:26:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529937&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529938&source=RSS Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom ORANGE BEACH, Ala. &#8212 With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then An increase in tourism in the region. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:23:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529938&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529939&source=RSS Charter announces plan to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House In a deal that affects one in six American households, Charter Communications on Tuesday proposed a three-way merger with two other cable and broadband providers, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:20:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529939&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529940&source=RSS Construction to begin on 94M widening of turnpike The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said Friday that construction will soon begin on plans to build and widen the roadway from four to six lanes between the Susquehanna River bridge and the Harrisburg West interchange at a cost of 94 million. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:18:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529940&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529941&source=RSS American exporters feel sting of stronger U.S. dollar The good news, as noted in countless national surveys and reports, is that the American economy is getting stronger. Companies are hiring, gas prices are staying relatively low and more people are shopping and dining out. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:14:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529941&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529942&source=RSS Airport authority releases environmental assessment HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The public can review a draft of an environmental assessment of 297 acres of land that the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority is selling to FedEx. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:11:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529942&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529943&source=RSS Free parking perception key to attract Allentown, Bethlehem shoppers, merchants say Sage owner George Haddad was eager to move his women's clothing store back to Allentown with the city's revival, but one of the major sticking points was going from free to paid customer parking. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:06:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150526/LVB01/150529943&source=RSS http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150522/LVB01/150529963&source=RSS Thanks to Yellen, market could be busy Friday A speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen and consumer inflation data guarantee that more traders will be working than otherwise might be ahead of the three-day Memorial Day weekend. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:28:00 EST http://lehighvalleybusiness.com/article/20150522/LVB01/150529963&source=RSS