Lehigh Valley Business Morning Roundup http://www.lvb.com/section/Roundup Morning Roundup News News en-us Copyright 2019 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:53:08 EST Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:53:08 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190221/LVB01/190229980&source=RSS 'Cannabis beauty' is becoming a real category as Sephora, others promote CBD-infused products Cannabis beauty has become so trendy that Wall Street analysts have started treating it as a standalone category. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190221/LVB01/190229980&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190221/LVB01/190229981&source=RSS Fed minutes show officials unsure on need for rate hikes in 2019 Federal Reserve officials widely favored ending the runoff of the central bank's balance sheet this year while expressing uncertainty over whether they would raise interest rates again in 2019, minutes of their January meeting showed. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190221/LVB01/190229981&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190221/LVB01/190229982&source=RSS Johnson Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation Johnson Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U. S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190221/LVB01/190229982&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190221/LVB01/190229983&source=RSS Architectural firm picked regarding planned 45M school The Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School said in a release Tuesday its board of trustees picked an architectural firm to provide services for the school's planned 45 million school building project. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190221/LVB01/190229983&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190221/LVB01/190229984&source=RSS Reading Hospital opening Cystic Fibrosis clinic Reading Hospital in West Reading will be partnering with the Drexel University College of Medicine starting in April to host a cystic fibrosis clinic for adults. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190221/LVB01/190229984&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190220/LVB01/190229994&source=RSS Kellogg, Mondelez stock up on Pringles, Milka for fear of Brexit As Brexit looms, Kellogg Co and Mondelez International Inc are taking measures to protect Britons from a potential shortage of Pringles chips, BelVita biscuits and Milka chocolate. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190220/LVB01/190229994&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190220/LVB01/190229995&source=RSS Google acquires a small cloud start-up as it looks to catch up to Amazon and Microsoft Google announced Tuesday it plans to acquire cloud migration company Alooma, which helps other companies move their data from multiple sources into one data warehouse. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190220/LVB01/190229995&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190220/LVB01/190229996&source=RSS New Jersey governor signs bill boosting family leave, temporary disability New Jersey&#8217s paid family leave program will now be one of the most generous in the country following Gov. Phil Murphy&#8217s signing of a long-anticipated measure which doubles the amount of paid leave and expands who counts as a caregiver. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190220/LVB01/190229996&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190220/LVB01/190229997&source=RSS Progress made, but Pa. infrastructure still poor Column Most of us take infrastructure for granted it is only when the bridge is closed, a water main breaks, or we lose power for a significant period of time that we really think about our infrastructure and how it affects us. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190220/LVB01/190229997&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190220/LVB01/190229998&source=RSS Bethlehem council backs Banana Factory expansion A whole bunch of change is heading to the Banana Factory, an arts and education center stitched out of old industrial buildings in south Bethlehem. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190220/LVB01/190229998&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190220/LVB01/190229999&source=RSS Mack Defense begins work on 296M Army truck contract Mack Defense has begun production on five Mack Granite Heavy Dump Trucks at its Lower Macungie plant. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190220/LVB01/190229999&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190219/LVB01/190219856&source=RSS Payless ShoeSource files for bankruptcy as it closes its 2,500 US stores Payless ShoeSource has filed for bankruptcy protection as the shoe retailer prepares to wind down its 2,500 U. S. stores. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190219/LVB01/190219856&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190219/LVB01/190219857&source=RSS Honda is closing its only British factory, wiping out 3,500 jobs Honda said Tuesday that it will shut down a major manufacturing plant in the English town of Swindon that employs 3,500 people. Thousands more jobs will be put at risk at suppliers and other businesses. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190219/LVB01/190219857&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190219/LVB01/190219858&source=RSS DOJ hit with lawsuit over Wire Act interpretation A lottery company is suing the U. S. Department of Justice over a legal ruling last year which critics said could hurt the online gaming and sports betting industry in states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190219/LVB01/190219858&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190219/LVB01/190219859&source=RSS BCTC suspends its CDL testing program Berks Career and Technology Center has suspended its commercial driver's license testing program. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190219/LVB01/190219859&source=RSS