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Women business leaders recognized by Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

Souce: The Express Times

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is recognizing women of distinction. Read More »»

Bethlehem City Council outlines process to replace councilwoman

Source: WFMZ News

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bethlehem City Council plans to speed up the process of appointing a replacement for council member Karen Dolan, who is resigning. Read More »»

Through changes and challenges, libraries still offer businesses a lot

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

Yes, funding and technology changes are reshaping the public library landscape. Read More »»

Progress undeniable; use data for monetary policy

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

When it comes to examining true economic growth, it pays to study the long-term picture and rely on data for monetary policy decisions – rather than the frequent fluctuations in the market. Read More »»

$84 million Microsoft CEO: We pay women equally

Source: CNN Money

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has some really bad timing. Read More »»

Staples in Northeast likely breached with 'more to come'

Source: USA Today

SAN FRANCISCO — The office supply chain Staples is investigating a possible breach of credit card data, a company spokesman said Tuesday. Read More »»

Mixed economic signals from China

Source: The New York Times

HONG KONG — Markets around the world have been jolted by fears that slowing growth and deflationary pressures in Europe, Japan and other major economies could derail the United States. Read More »»

Environmental panel informs residents of pipeline pitfalls

Source: WFMZ News

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Local and regional environmentalists held a public forum Monday evening at Northampton Community College educating a group of over 100 area residents about the dangers of the proposed PennEast natural gas pipeline. Read More »»

Mane N' Tail products to be made at Forks Township industrial park

Source: The Express Times

A manufacturer of personal care and horse grooming products is expanding its operations to a second facility in the Forks Township industrial park. Read More »»

NHTSA issues airbag warning on 4.7 million vehicles

Source: The Los Angeles Times

If you drive a car made in the early 2000s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants you to see your dealer -- right now. Read More »»

Federal housing finance agency unveils plan to loosen mortgage rules

Source: New York Times

A federal housing regulator on Monday announced a plan that could ease tight credit and allow more people to qualify for mortgages in an attempt to put the nation's housing market back on track. Read More »»

Amazon plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers

Source: NJ Biz

Amazon will be hiring 80,000 seasonal workers this year, representing a 14 percent increase from last year's seasonal hire of 70,000 people. Read More »»

PennEast pipeline gets prefiling approval

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

A natural-gas pipeline project spearheaded by a UGI Corp. subsidiary has been given federal approval to lay the groundwork for environmental reviews and resident and business input. Read More »»

Businesses step it up for awareness of breast cancer

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. Read More »»

IBM to pay $1.5B to shed costly chip division

Source: The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. Read More »»

Fund managers fasten seat belts after a week of wild markets

Source: Reuters

LONDON - Even the wildest markets nearly always draw opportunists looking for profitable ways to play them. But recent volatility has hit such a level that the strongest-nerved are thinking twice. Read More »»

Christie signs sports betting bill into law

Source: NJ Biz

Just a day after it was sent to this desk, Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill lifting the state ban on sports wagering, effectively permitting casinos and racetracks to begin taking bets on games. Read More »»

Baker Tilly explores how it will fit in midstate

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

When Timothy Christen, chairman and CEO of Chicago-based accounting firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, stopped in Derry Township in early October to meet his new employees, he had an important message. Read More »»

IS TEMPORARY THE NEW PERMANENT?

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

When the Great Recession ended in 2009 and employers began rehiring to make up for the positions eliminated the prior two years, many turned to temporary staffing firms to meet their needs. Read More »»

Clash between executive and council torpedoes project plan at St. Luke's

Source: WFMZ News

The friction between Northampton County Council and John Brown, the county executive, has jumped to a new level. Read More »»

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