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Forks Township family gives back to community with Kona Ice Truck business

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

Shannan and Steven Schwartzinger spent a night scooping shaved flavored ice to help a family of fire victims. Read More »»

Workers more likely to get a raise now

source: CNN Money

Workers rejoice: Economists say their companies are granting more pay raises this year. Read More »»

Spanning the globe with airport ads -- Lehigh County firm dominates niche industry

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

A lot has changed in the advertising world since 1974, particularly for those companies looking to capture the business traveler. Read More »»

RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

Source: The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. Read More »»

Wall Street reform law only half done

Source: CNN Money

Four years have passed since Congress passed a reform law aimed at limiting the fallout of another Wall Street collapse. Only half of the intended rules are in place. Read More »»

New ArtsQuest CEO looks for sustainability

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

“Imagine that.” That’s what new ArtsQuest president and CEO Katherine E. “Kassie” Hilgert wants people to say when they walk away from an event or program held by the nonprofit arts and cultural organization. Read More »»

Counterfeiters victimize Northampton County businesses

Source: WFMZ News

Police are urging the business community to be on high alert after counterfeit money was used at several businesses in northern Northampton County. Read More »»

Recreation leaders advocate for on-site public pool managers

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

You never know what's going to happen at a municipal pool. Read More »»

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited service

Source: The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month. Read More »»

World markets extend slide after plane crash

Source: CNN Money

World markets fell further on Friday on fear of escalating tensions in Ukraine after a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in the east of the country. Read More »»

Lower Saucon Township landfill announces new expansion plan

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

IESI Bethlehem Landfill in Lower Saucon Township has a new plan for expansion, which has been a controversial issue in the township for more than two years. Read More »»

U.S. News rankings just one way to measure hospitals, experts say

Source: NJ Biz

The U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings released this week put a spotlight on a few top-ranked hospitals in the state and nation, many of them larger hospitals in busy metropolitan areas. But hospitals that don't make the list have other ways of competing for patients and getting their message across, experts said. Read More »»

Despite lawsuit, Hamilton Crossings proceeding full speed ahead

Source: WFMZ News

Despite a lawsuit challenging the legality of Lower Macungie Township approving a tax increment financing plan for the planned Hamilton Crossings shopping center, “the developer intends to proceed full speed ahead,” said township solicitor Richard Somach. Read More »»

Morgan Stanley quarterly profit more than doubles

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley's quarterly adjusted earnings more than doubled as stronger performances by its investment banking and wealth management businesses more than made up for a fall in revenue from bond trading. Read More »»

IESI proposes realignment, garbage wall to address landfill capacity concerns

Source: WFMZ News

IESI Bethlehem Landfill officials unveiled a realignment plan Tuesday that would create 28 acres of disposal and slope cap area to the southeast end of the facility. Read More »»

Newburg Inn being sold but major changes aren't in the works, owner says

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

The historic Newburg Inn, known for its prime rib and a history that stretches back more than 250 years, is changing hands. Read More »»

Hershey hikes candy prices 8 percent

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

The Hershey Co. is increasing wholesale prices across the majority of its U.S., Puerto Rico and export portfolios. Read More »»

First-floor restaurant opens in Two City Center

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar held a soft opening during the first week of July at Two City Center, one of the anchors of the new development boom in Downtown Allentown. Read More »»

HBO said valued at $20B by Fox seeking Netflix killer

Source: Bloomberg

Rupert Murdoch wants HBO so badly, he's willing to buy all of Time Warner Inc. to get it. Read More »»

Comcast 'embarrassed' by customer service rep

Source: The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cable and Internet giant Comcast is apologizing after a tech-savvy California customer posted eight minutes of telephone conversation online in which he tried repeatedly to get a customer service representative to disconnect his service. Read More »»

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