Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:41:30 EST Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:41:30 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419931&source=RSS Oil nears 105 as conflict in east Ukraine deepens The price of oil approached 105 a barrel Wednesday as concerns grew over the crisis in Ukraine, which took military action against separatists in its east. Gains were temporarily tempered by slower Chinese growth. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419931&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419932&source=RSS Starbucks promises to pay more U.K. tax Starbucks will pay more tax in the U. K. after moving its European headquarters to London from Amsterdam at the end of this year. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:26:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419932&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419934&source=RSS Wawa turns 50, gives away free coffee Wawa is giving away free coffee to customers at all of its stores today as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419934&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419935&source=RSS Former Allentown brewery development competes for new Stone Brewing Co. site The beer company redeveloping the former Neuweiler Brewery site in Allentown hopes it may have a partner in Stone Brewing Co. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419935&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419937&source=RSS Restaurants step to the forefront The retail landscape is looking a lot different these days. Gone are the massive strip malls and large indoor shopping centers, at least from a commercial real estate trend standpoint. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419937&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419947&source=RSS Coca-Cola's 1Q profit dips, but more drinks sold NEW YORK AP - Coca-Cola's first-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent as the world's biggest beverage maker faced a stronger dollar and made structural changes abroad. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:33:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419947&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419948&source=RSS Netflix speeds surge for Comcast users following connection deal Streaming speeds for Comcast CMCSA, Fortune 500 users jumped nearly 50 last month after Netflix NFLX reluctantly agreed to pay up for a direct connection to Comcast's network. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419948&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419949&source=RSS Battle over Reading water lease continues The war over water in the city of Reading continues. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419949&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419950&source=RSS Fate of National Penn bid on Baltimore bank in judge's hands National Penn Bancshares of Allentown will have to wait a little while longer to find out if it will gain ownership of Baltimore's only locally owned bank. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:24:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419950&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419951&source=RSS Bethlehem seeks rent, utility payments from nonprofit run by councilwoman Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez is asking that a nonprofit organization run by city Councilwoman Karen Dolan start paying rent and utilities to the city. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419951&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419952&source=RSS A big week for reinvestment in Reading With more than 20 potential investors on board, a recent Reading bus tour visited three prime redevelopment properties owned by the city or its redevelopment authority. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419952&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140414/LVB01/140419960&source=RSS Amazon's drone plans bigger than imagined In Thursday's letter to shareholders, Amazon AMZN -1. 70 CEO Jeff Bezos touched on a number of initiatives, but perhaps the biggest is the company's plan for faster delivery. Not only is the Internet retailer really serious about providing a better experience for customers, its drone plans are bigger than anyone imagined. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:24:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140414/LVB01/140419960&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140414/LVB01/140419961&source=RSS Heartbleed bug affects gadgets everywhere Internet bug Heartbleed doesn't just affect websites. It also has shown up in the gadgets we use to connect to the Internet. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140414/LVB01/140419961&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140414/LVB01/140419962&source=RSS Easton co. to supply body scrubs for Emmy gift bags Nature Company, only started in October, but the mother-daughter team of Jo and Alessia O&#8217Brien already is getting national attention for its line of natural and organic beauty products. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140414/LVB01/140419962&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140414/LVB01/140419963&source=RSS Costco plan in Lower Macungie faces hurdles and new board Lower Macungie Township commissioners last year were so enamored of a proposed Costco-anchored shopping center that they felt compelled to make their feelings public, long before taking any official action. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140414/LVB01/140419963&source=RSS