Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:40:04 EST Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:40:04 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329891&source=RSS American Apparel ex-CEO Charney seeks 40 million in damages Reuters - The former chief executive and founder of hipster clothing brand American Apparel Inc APP. A, Dov Charney, is claiming 40 million in damages for a breach of employment contract, his attorney said. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:33:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329891&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329892&source=RSS Local economist says economy continues to improve A local economist is shared his thoughts on the current state of the economy and where it's headed. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:26:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329892&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329893&source=RSS Dorney Park schedules weekend job fair, looks to fill 2,500 positions Dorney Park Wildwater Kingdom is hosting a summer job fair Saturday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329893&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329894&source=RSS Meerkat announces 14 million in funding During a Meerkat session on Thursday, founder Ben Rubin confirmed that his startup has raised around 14 million in funding. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329894&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329895&source=RSS Taj to Stockton 'You do not see a college on the Las Vegas strip' The owners of Trump Taj Mahal have fired back in the battle over Stockton University's seemingly dashed hopes of building a satellite campus at Atlantic City's former Showboat casino. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329895&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329896&source=RSS Chamber dinner demand Will Kevin Spacey's keynote rival demand for real president? Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey should add to the list of sold out chamber dinners for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, but will ticket demand rival previous years? Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329896&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329897&source=RSS New Ventures Mount Airy resort opens upscale restaurant A New York City-based restaurant that has locations in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Florida is bringing its brand to the Poconos. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329897&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329910&source=RSS U.S. consumer watchdog unveils plans to regulate payday loans Reuters - The U. S. consumer financial watchdog on Thursday outlined its plans for cracking down on the payday lending industry and ensuring that borrowers can repay their loans. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329910&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329911&source=RSS SP raises Allentown's long-term credit rating to 'A' The City of Allentown's long-term credit rating has been raised by Standard and Poor's SP indexers from a 'BBB to an 'A' rating with a stable outlook, according to a report presented Wednesday to the city's budget and finance committee from a financial management firm detailing the particulars of the city's short and long-term borrowings. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329911&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329912&source=RSS Bethlehem installs new credit card meters, also orders new parking lot pay stations All the parking meters on Bethlehem's North Side now take credit cards, Bethlehem Parking Authority Executive Director Kevin Livingston announced Wednesday. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329912&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329913&source=RSS University of Phoenix has lost half its students The University of Phoenix probably wishes the students were just cutting class. But many aren't even enrolled anymore. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329913&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329914&source=RSS ACA's newly insured are not flocking to their doctors, study finds A new report shows that a year after the Affordable Care Act expanded health plan coverage in the U. S. to millions more people, physicians have not experienced a sharp increase in new or sick patients scheduling appointments. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:35:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329914&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329915&source=RSS Pa. construction jobs up in January Construction jobs accounted for 3. 7 percent of the nonfarm jobs in Pennsylvania in January, which was up from 3. 5 percent in January 2014, according to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329915&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329916&source=RSS Pocono Medical Center celebrates 100 years of service for Monroe County It was never an easy feat for Sharon Mack to find a job, particularly because she struggled with cerebral palsy. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329916&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150325/LVB01/150329924&source=RSS Heinz buying Kraft and building a 28B food giant NEW YORK AP -- H. J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue of about 28 billion. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150325/LVB01/150329924&source=RSS