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In PPL Plaza foreclosure proceedings, judge shoots down building owner's NIZ complaints

Source: The Morning Call

The latest chapter in the saga of PPL Plaza in downtown Allentown has been authored by a Lehigh County judge, who rejected the building owner’s...

Lower Nazareth hears request for usage changes for warehouse property

Source: WFMZ News

LOWER NAZARETH, Pa. - The owner of a nearly 90-acre Hanoverville Road business property, which already has two tenants, went before the Lower...

Death of the dreaded annual evaluation? One can hope

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

For decades, it’s been an annual ritual for most white-collar employees that occurs around this time of year: Take stock of the past...

$10M N.J. neighborhood revitalization program generates $166M in investment

Nine urban farms, seven schools, 49 gardens and parks, and 470,798 feet of developed commercial space: These are some of the success stories that the...

Disney buying most of 21st Century Fox

Source: CNN Money

Disney is buying a huge chunk of 21st Century Fox in a deal that promises to reshape the media industry and help the entertainment giant fend off...

Teva Pharm to lay off a quarter of workforce, suspends dividend

Source: Reuters

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA.TA) will cut its workforce by more than a quarter, give up many of its manufacturing plants...

Struggling Subway is now facing a franchisee revolt

Source: The New York Post

Subway is staring down at a menu of scary problems that’s way more than a foot long.

Area restaurant damaged in early morning fire

Source: The Express Times/Lehigh Valley Live

The Punta Cana Restaurant at 801 Union Blvd. in Allentown was damaged early Wednesday morning by fire, an official reports.

Mack Trucks adding 400 jobs at Lower Macungie assembly plant

Source: The Morning Call

Mack is back, upshifting into hiring mode for its massive Lower Macungie Township assembly plant that already employs about 2,000 people.

Employees stressed for the holidays? Here’s how to help

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

It’s a happy, yet stressful time for many employees. That duality is well-represented for many workers over the holidays with competing and...

School pension costs up even as investments gain value

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

Hershey enlarges board, adds new member

Source: Central Penn Business Journal