Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2017 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:36:22 EST Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:36:22 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629867&source=RSS Nasdaq futures fall as tech selloff continues The tech index has been under pressure in the last few weeks as investors, concerned with the sector's lofty valuations, shift to defensive sectors. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:00:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629867&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629879&source=RSS Facebook hits 2 billion monthly users Facebook just topped 2 billion monthly users -- a population equivalent to roughly 51 times that of California. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629879&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629880&source=RSS Another tax climate survey shows dismal results for New Jersey Yet another business survey has found that New Jersey has one of the worst tax climates for small businesses, but those numbers may not be telling the whole story. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629880&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629881&source=RSS Pa. Health Secretary leaving for Geisinger role A month after she announced her departure for the private sector, we now know where state Health Secretary Karen Murphy is going. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629881&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629882&source=RSS Things are looking up #8211 both in home sales and price Continued low housing inventory and rising interest rates have buyers making quick decisions &#8211 and making multiple offers &#8211 on homes in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629882&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629868&source=RSS Sheriffs deputies shut down Cheeburger Cheeburger Cheeburger Cheeburger in Easton has sold its last patty. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629868&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629869&source=RSS Airport Authority slows its development plan With its debt paid and the ledger firmly in the black, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority is no longer in a hurry to find cash. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170628/LVB01/170629869&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629891&source=RSS Too much at one time? Bethlehem leaders debate ethics A grassroots effort to create a comprehensive ethics law in Bethlehem, backed by two city council members, was dealt a major blow Monday night. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629891&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629892&source=RSS EU fines Google record 2.7 billion in first antitrust case EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet GOOGL. O unit Google with a record 2. 42-billion-euro 2. 7 billion fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629892&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629893&source=RSS New businesses preserve Easton's history EASTON, Pa. - Easton is growing once again, and business owners say moving into historic buildings and preserving them was key. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629893&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629895&source=RSS Amtrak names former Delta executive as next CEO Amtrak on Monday named a former Delta Air Lines DAL. N chief executive as its next president and CEO as the U. S. passenger rail carrier makes major repairs at its busiest U. S. hub. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629895&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629896&source=RSS Quest Diagnostics and Wal-Mart partner to expand access to health care services Quest Diagnostics Inc. , based in Madison, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced they will be working to improve access to care and help lower the costs for basic health care services. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629896&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629897&source=RSS Exelon TMI shutdown process reversible but real Exelon Generation acknowledged that it's still possible to throttle back closure plans for the money-losing Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station, but without legislative relief that's not likely to happen. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629897&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629898&source=RSS The man behind P.J. Whelihan's, which began here, says culture is recipe for success When Bob Platzer and his wife Donna opened Platz&#8217s restaurant near Lehighton in 1983, they thought their dreams had come true. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170627/LVB01/170629898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170626/LVB01/170629908&source=RSS 'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli heads into fraud trial Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the pharma bro for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, will go on trial on Monday for what U. S. prosecutors called a Ponzi-like scheme at his former hedge fund and a drug company he once ran. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170626/LVB01/170629908&source=RSS