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Fire destroys bagel shop, damages strip mall in Heidelberg Twp.

Source: WFMZ News

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A fire at a shopping center in Heidelberg Township destroyed a bagel shop and damaged other businesses Thursday night.

Lehigh Valley Mall rolls with the punches in tough retail climate

Source: The Morning Call

A little more than a week ago, signs from the shuttered J. Crew store sat on the sidewalk behind a 1-800-Got-Junk? truck, waiting to be loaded and...

FADES and BLADES Latest styles, methods help barber academy thrive in Reading

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

It’s clinic time at the American Barber Academy in Reading, and amid the buzz of electric clippers and the sound of shears snipping, nearly a...

State opens next round of permits to grow, sell medical marijuana

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

State officials today released details for the next round permits for companies that want to grow or sell medical marijuana in Pennsylvania,...

Gov. Murphy submits recommendations of Opportunity Zones to U.S. Treasury

Source: NJBIZ

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy submitted recommendations of the Opportunity Zones on Thursday to the United States Department of the Treasury.

These American companies could lose in a trade war with China

Source: CNN Money

A trade war with China could be very bad news for some of America's largest companies.

Sears' debt downgraded to default status after refinancing

Source: MSN Money

Sears had some of its debt downgraded to default status for the first time this week.

Digging out, heading out: What to know after the storm

Source: The Morning Call

The spring snowstorm that pummeled the Lehigh Valley yesterday dropped its final flakes sometime overnight. At well over a foot in some areas, it...

Nearly 1,200 acres of Slate Belt eligible for new tax break

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

Five dozen blighted properties in Upper Mount Bethel Township could see their taxes slashed for a decade on new improvements.

New SBA regional chief touts services, economy

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

Michelle Christian has hit the ground running as the new regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Mid-Atlantic...