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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

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 »»

Money: It's why barbaric sports won't be banned

A couple of decades ago in another career, I wrote an editorial saying that one could make a good case for banning football. Read More »»

Consumers still want something for nothing

It's no surprise: People prefer watching videos for free. Read More »»

Can You Dig It

Elevating the image of affordable housing

One nonprofit developer is helping to point out the need for quality,...

Note-worthy

Take a ride through space ... in Allentown

Typically, I blog about arts and entertainment in the Lehigh Valley … but...

The Talk

WHO ARE YOU: Does the Internet know the real you?

While planning my wedding in the late 1990s, I did a lot of research and...

Editor at Large

Guess Google's original name – and no Googling!

Google was the 1990s brainchild of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who met at...

Networking

Mo’ne in the bank

How is it that my 10-year-old daughter’s all-time favorite movie is the...

Business Events

CFO of the Year Awards
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Fastest Growing Companies 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
CPBJ Business Event
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Lehigh Valley Business Expo 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Shale Gas Symposium
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
CPBJ Business Event
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Special Editions

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.

Business Profiles 2014

Business Profiles 2014
This once-a-year special supplement allows our advertisers and our readers to find out more about the companies that help the Greater Lehigh Valley business community continue to grow. The profiles are a unique opportunity to tell the behind-the-scenes stories that have made these Greater Lehigh Valley businesses so successful.

Two City Center 2014

Two City Center 2014
Our 16-page special supplement salutes the opening of Two City Center in Downtown Allentown, the first of what is expected to be hundreds of millions of dollars in new development in the heart of the city.


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