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About Bill Kline

Bill Kline is a journalist and Penn State alumnus with more than three decades of experience across many disciplines -- including writing, editing, design, print and online. When not at work, he can be found walking, golfing, cooking, watching sports and attempting to do yardwork. He blogs on life, news, business, sports, pop culture, Eastern Pennsylvania and more. Follow Bill on Twitter, or email him here

Three years later: A monster in jail and misconceptions remain

Penn State students and fans Saturday showed support for late coach Joe Paterno with a “Joe-Out” – wearing clothing or displaying images of the Hall of Famer at the Nittany Lions' football game. Read More »»

It's not always about the money

Several small-market teams with below-average player salaries – such as Milwaukee, Kansas City, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Baltimore – have strong-to-decent chances of making the playoffs in Major League Baseball. Read More »»

Guess Google's original name – and no Googling!

Google was the 1990s brainchild of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who met at Stanford. Two decades later, Google is the world's leading search engine for the Internet. Read More »»

Just what does za mean? Or qi? Or jo?

In the interests of not feeling guilty when you make obscure but point-gobbling plays in “Words With Friends,” we offer to you a dictionary. Read More »»

Supply and demand in its primal form

Decades ago, several future successful businesspeople cut their teeth on the laws of supply and demand by scalping tickets at football games. (Scalping, at the time, was not illegal in this municipality.) Read More »»

Amazon and the Eagles and Jony Ive (who?)

Amazon is forecasting third-quarter losses of $410 million to $810 million. Read More »»

Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and, yes, TV star Susan Anton

Every summer during the heart of auto racing season, I think of the several years that I covered NASCAR and Indy car races as a sportswriter in the late 1980s. Read More »»

The delectable baker's dozen

An office mate this week brought to work a basket of candy. Included was Pez – the all-time greatest candy in the history of this or any other galaxy. Read More »»

Invest now, reap later – hopefully

The Philadelphia 76ers' new strategy of drafting players for the long term while absorbing losses for a couple of years is similar to a plan for a business startup or a new retail shop. Read More »»

Boomerang kids: When will they fly the nest?

One in five people in his or her 20s and early 30s is living with his or her parents, according to a New York Times Magazine article. Read More »»

Can You Dig It

Over worn words and the workplace

A recent survey of the most overused and annoying business buzzwords sheds...

Note-worthy

Iconic bluegrass legend Sam Bush to perform in Jim Thorpe

I've been an avid musician since I was about 14, playing relentlessly and...

The Talk

Wine tasting with Godfather actor likely to be mobbed

My husband must have seen every mob movie a dozen times, and he enjoys them...

Editor at Large

Three years later: A monster in jail and misconceptions remain

Penn State students and fans Saturday showed support for late coach Joe Paterno...

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A win-win at Dorney

As we waited for dusk to settle, eager to brave the haunted mazes and scary...

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PPL Center 2014

PPL Center 2014
The opening of PPL Center in Allentown signals another watershed moment in the remarkable revitalization of the city’s downtown. Our 20-page special supplement looks at the making of the arena, its impact on the economy here and beyond, and what it means to the future of the region.

CFO of the Year Awards 2014

CFO of the Year Awards 2014
Lehigh Valley Business honors the financial executives who keep the wheels turning for their companies and the entire region. Our 28-page special supplement fetes these professionals — who typically toil and strategize behind the scenes yet are ever so vital to success.

Construction & Real Estate 2014

Construction & Real Estate 2014
Our 24-page special supplement examines the construction and real estate scene in the Greater Lehigh Valley, including a cover story on Easton's surprising comeback. Other stories include a look at growth in Quakertown, how the construction trade is recruiting and training its next generation, commercial real estate and, in Berks County and Lehigh Valley, how home sales are positioned to flourish.

Berks County Business Report

Berks County Business Report
ReDesign Reading looks to ease the path for development, while the chamber starts an alliance for family businesses. Our 16-page annual supplement examines those topics and more.


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