Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2018 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:22:46 EST Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:22:46 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219909&source=RSS Velodrome plans cancelled at Albright College, Fairgrounds Square Mall a possibility Albright College will likely not be getting a 25 million velodrome, officials said. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219909&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219910&source=RSS Inside the largest Wawa in the history of the universe, opening near Philly's Independence Hall Friday History has again been made at Sixth and Chestnut Streets in Center City &#8212 but this time, history came packing a side of mac and cheese, and a warm hoagie. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219910&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219911&source=RSS No deal on minimum wage marijuana bill unlikely this year, top NJ Dems say Gov. Phil Murphy and the Legislature's two top Democrats failed to reach a deal to increase the statewide minimum wage to 15 following a two-hour closed door meeting Thursday afternoon. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219911&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219912&source=RSS Bomb threats emailed to Central Pa. businesses Over 15 businesses in the region have received bomb threats via email as of 4 p. m. Thursday. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219912&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219913&source=RSS China says to halt additional tariffs on U.S.-made cars from Jan. 1 China will suspend additional tariffs on U. S. -made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting Jan. 1, 2019, the country&#8217s finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world&#8217s two largest economies. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219913&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219914&source=RSS Euro falls as protests hit French economy The euro has fallen against the dollar after disappointing French and German economic surveys dismayed the markets. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181214/LVB01/181219914&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219938&source=RSS Virgin Galactic aims to reach space for first time Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic says its latest test flight, due later on Thursday, could see it reach space for the first time. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219938&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219939&source=RSS Apple to build new 1 billion campus in Austin Apple Inc AAPL. O said on Thursday it would spend 1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas that will house as many as 15,000 workers, amid a broader push by many U. S. companies to create more jobs at home. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219939&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219940&source=RSS Home prices rise, sales fall in Harrisburg, York areas Home sales in Central Pennsylvania continue to slide amid a dwindling supply of homes for sale, which is driving up prices. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219940&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219941&source=RSS Mixed results for NJ in national health care report New Jersey was ranked 11th in the nation, up one spot from 2017, for overall health, according to the &#8220America&#8217s Health Rankings Annual Report&#8221 from the United Health Foundation. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219941&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219942&source=RSS Lafayette Ambassador closing two Lehigh Valley bank branches Lafayette Ambassador Bank is trimming two of its Lehigh Valley branches in late February, a move attributed to customer banking habits. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219942&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219943&source=RSS LVBCH selects two health plans for its members The Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare announced it selected Capital BlueCross and Geisinger Health Plan to administer the organization's self-funded health plans for its members. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181213/LVB01/181219943&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181212/LVB01/181219956&source=RSS Students hatch tool to monitor indoor air At Lehigh University, participants in a 12-week summer program apply design thinking and lean startup methods to develop solutions, test potential business ideas and collaborate with other students passionate about learning the foundational skills of entrepreneurship while working to solve problems that matter. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181212/LVB01/181219956&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181212/LVB01/181219958&source=RSS Allentown planners tell discount store developer to refine plans Allentown planning commissioners directed the developer behind a proposed Sumner Avenue discount store to tweak their plans before the board could can sign off on the proposal. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181212/LVB01/181219958&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181212/LVB01/181219959&source=RSS Amtrak asks for changes to rules governing operation of Portal Bridge Amtrak is requesting the United States Coast Guard change the rules governing the operation of the 108-year-old Portal North Bridge. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181212/LVB01/181219959&source=RSS