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Fate of National Penn bid on Baltimore bank in judge's hands

Source: The Morning Call

National Penn Bancshares of Allentown will have to wait a little while longer to find out if it will gain ownership of Baltimore's only locally owned bank. Read More »»

Bethlehem seeks rent, utility payments from nonprofit run by councilwoman

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez is asking that a nonprofit organization run by city Councilwoman Karen Dolan start paying rent and utilities to the city. Read More »»

A big week for reinvestment in Reading

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

With more than 20 potential investors on board, a recent Reading bus tour visited three prime redevelopment properties owned by the city or its redevelopment authority. Read More »»

Amazon's drone plans bigger than imagined

Source: MSN Money

In Thursday's letter to shareholders, Amazon (AMZN -1.70%) CEO Jeff Bezos touched on a number of initiatives, but perhaps the biggest is the company's plan for faster delivery. Not only is the Internet retailer really serious about providing a better experience for customers, its drone plans are bigger than anyone imagined. Read More »»

Heartbleed bug affects gadgets everywhere

Source: CNN Money

Internet bug Heartbleed doesn't just affect websites. It also has shown up in the gadgets we use to connect to the Internet. Read More »»

Easton co. to supply body scrubs for Emmy gift bags

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

Nature & Company, only started in October, but the mother-daughter team of Jo and Alessia O’Brien already is getting national attention for its line of natural and organic beauty products. Read More »»

Costco plan in Lower Macungie faces hurdles and new board

Source: The Morning Call

Lower Macungie Township commissioners last year were so enamored of a proposed Costco-anchored shopping center that they felt compelled to make their feelings public, long before taking any official action. Read More »»

Dozens of New Jersey gyms violated consumer protection laws

Source: WFMZ News

State officials in New Jersey are charging dozens of gyms with violating consumer-protection laws, including some in Warren and Hunterdon counties. Read More »»

Stine stump farm in Slate Belt could become wood-grinding facility

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

Lower Mount Bethel Township supervisors last week got a look at plans to reuse the old Stine stump farm. Read More »»

Citigroup Faces Inquiry in California Over Failure to Report Suspicious Activity

Source: The Wall Street Journal

The Justice Department is investigating whether a Citigroup Inc. unit in California failed to alert the government to suspicious banking transactions along the U.S.-Mexico border that in some cases involved suspected drug-cartel members, said people familiar with the probe. Read More »»

Allentown school superintendent calls career institute 'no-brainer'

Source: The Morning Call

Allentown School District's proposed career-focused high school is a "no-brainer" that represents the district's future, Superintendent Russ Mayo said Thursday. Read More »»

JPMorgan profits sink, but Dimon confident

Source: CNN Money

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon expressed more optimism about the economy, but that's not reflected in his company's earnings. Read More »»

Pocono tourism primed for boom

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

A $3 billion-a-year industry powered by 25 million annual visitors. Read More »»

Former fitness club members look for answers

Source: WFMZ News

After the sudden closure of a chain of Lehigh Valley fitness clubs this week, many members are left wondering what it means for their bank accounts. Read More »»

7 most common tax mistakes

Source: CNN Money

It's the easiest part about doing your taxes, but some people still forget to do it. When you file online you won't be able to submit the return without your typed signature -- two signatures if you're filing jointly. Read More »»

Rumor: Apple’s iWatch Is Coming This Fall

Source: Yahoo News

Here’s the rumor: Apple will release its iWatch in Q3 (sometime this fall). Apple is supposedly so confident that its iWatch will be a hit that it has ordered 65 million units from factories in Southeast Asia, including from regular supplier Samsung. Read More »»

Cost of drugs used by Medicare doctors can vary greatly by region, analysis finds

Source: Washington Post

An analysis of government data released Wednesday shows that the cost of drugs administered by doctors accounts for a growing piece of Medicare’s spending and varies widely from region to region in the United States, raising questions about whether some physicians may be misusing the pharmaceuticals. Read More »»

Developers break ground on $83M Hoboken apartment tower

Source: NJBIZ

Construction is underway on an $83 million project that will add 135 luxury apartments and new retail space to the western edge of Hoboken, its developers said Wednesday. Read More »»

TechCelerator at Carlisle entrepreneur presentation Thursday

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

Three companies will compete for $10,000 worth of funding for their startup companies Thursday during a presentation at the Ben Franklin TechCelerator @ Carlisle. Read More »»

Sands Bethlehem casino to be sold to Tropicana?

Source: Morning Call

A year after the owners of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem acknowledged it was for sale to the right buyer, Tropicana Entertainment Inc. has emerged as a suitor, according to sources familiar with talks between the two gambling companies. Read More »»

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