Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2018 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sun, 25 Feb 2018 22:14:33 EST Sun, 25 Feb 2018 22:14:33 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229942&source=RSS Are rubber bands putting American jobs at risk? The Trump administration wants to determine whether foreign-made rubber bands pose a risk to American workers. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229942&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229943&source=RSS Saucony Creek plans to open taproom at Franklin Street Station in Reading Saucony Creek Brewing Co. is looking to open a restaurant in the Franklin Street Station in downtown Reading. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229943&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229944&source=RSS Yuengling withdraws 'Philly Special' trademark application America's Oldest Brewery has decided to punt to America's football champions. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229944&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229945&source=RSS Chevrolet Bolt wins top 'green car' from Consumer Reports WASHINGTON Reuters - Hyundai Motor Co&#8217s 005380. KS Genesis brand topped the annual ranking of new vehicles by influential U. S. magazine Consumer Reports, while General Motors Co&#8217s GM. N electric Chevrolet Bolt was named top pick for compact green car. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:00:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229945&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229946&source=RSS Merck to acquire Australian cancer-drug company for 394 million Biopharm giant Merck has agreed to buy an Australian company specializing in cancer immunotherapy for 394 million. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229946&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229947&source=RSS Hershey chairman retiring, successor named The Hershey Co. 's board of directors will see a change at the top this spring. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229947&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229948&source=RSS New 445 area code coming to Greater Lehigh Valley A new 445 area code will be added to Philadelphia and surrounding regions, including parts of the Greater Lehigh Valley, to expand the number of telephone numbers, which are nearly depleted, according to the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180223/LVB01/180229948&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229960&source=RSS Ford ousts top exec over alleged inappropriate behavior Ford has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of unspecified inappropriate behavior. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229960&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229961&source=RSS Fairgrounds Square owner 'Mall needs to be demolished' AUGUSTA, Ga. - The owners of the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Muhlenberg Township are responding to criticism from at least one of the township's commissioners. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229961&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229962&source=RSS B. Braun subsidiary completes acquisition of California firm First, they were the stalking horse. Now, they&#8217re the owner. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229962&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229964&source=RSS Americans prefer bank branches over mobile apps for opening new accounts NEW YORK Reuters - Mobile banking apps keep getting better, but 60 percent of Americans would still rather open a new checking account in person at a bank branch than on a phone, tablet or desktop computer, according to a new survey. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229964&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229965&source=RSS Many Volkswagen workers will get 45 vacation days About 120,000 unionized Volkswagen VLKAY workers just agreed to a deal that gives them a significant pay bump and, in some cases, six extra days off. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:35:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229965&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229966&source=RSS RKL formalizes HR consulting practice Danielle Hoffer was hired to run the internal human resources group at RKL. Five years later, she is leading the firm's new HR consulting practice. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:29:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229966&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229967&source=RSS Logic, luck and a career inspired by engineering If you spend time chatting with Gwen Shields, chief operating officer and partner at Emmaus-based Altitude Marketing, you'll learn that two words &#8211 logic and luck &#8211 have been dominant factors in her education and professional life. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:27:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180222/LVB01/180229967&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180221/LVB01/180229976&source=RSS Slowing U.S. auto sales prompts Japan automakers to rethink discounts TOKYO Reuters - A second year of slowing growth in the U. S. auto market is forcing Japanese automakers to look beyond discounts to grow market share and focus more on boosting profitability in their largest market. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180221/LVB01/180229976&source=RSS