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Allentown zoners OK plan for Liberty Street convenience store

Source: WFMZ

A Liberty Street convenience store will be remodeled into a combination restaurant and storage facility after garnering the blessing of the Allentown Zoning Hearing Board Monday night. Read More »»

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

Source: The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. Read More »»

General Mills reverses course on right to sue after backlash

Source: CNN Money

General Mills has scrapped a controversial change to its fine print. Read More »»

No traffic impact fees for Hamilton Crossings developers

Source: WFMZ News

Lower Macungie Township can’t collect more than $2.5 million in traffic impact fees from the developers of the Hamilton Crossings shopping center, Atty. Richard Somach told township commissioners Thursday night. Read More »»

Kalahari Resorts begins to rise above Pocono Manor

Source: The Morning Call

The Kalahari Resorts project has gone vertical as construction workers race to get back on schedule after a winter full of challenges. Read More »»

Hospital-affiliated gyms grow in popularity across Lehigh Valley region

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

Nazareth resident Mary Wikris, a mother of five, originally joined a St. Luke’s University Health Network gym because her children loved its day care. Read More »»

Key projects spur revival in Quakertown

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

The time is right in Quakertown. Read More »»

New York court advances lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living on pet products

Source: Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawsuit claiming Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc tried to undercut a business partner's relationship with pet products retailer PetSmart Inc can proceed, a New York state judge ruled on Monday. Read More »»

Ousted Yahoo exec gets $58 million golden parachute

Source: CNN Money

Former chief operating officer Henrique de Castro left Yahoo with a severance package worth $58 million, according to a regulatory document filed Wednesday with the SEC. Read More »»

Allentown delays decision on extending parking meter hours

Source: The Morning Call

Drivers in Allentown will have to wait for another month to find out whether parking meter hours in the city will be extended until 9 p.m., after City Council tabled an ordinance Wednesday. Read More »»

Allentown approves controversial liquor license for ex-nuisance bar

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

Allentown City Council approved a controversial liquor license transfer to a former longtime East Allentown nuisance bar despite concerns from the public about past violations. Read More »»

Report: Pa. 33rd among states for economic outlook

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

Pennsylvania is staring up at 36 states for economic performance in the latest state economic competitiveness index from the American Legislative Exchange Council. Read More »»

Businesses embrace energy, ideas of interns

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

Long gone are the days of an intern as merely the coffee-getter and errand-runner; that ended years ago. Read More »»

Oil nears $105 as conflict in east Ukraine deepens

Source: Yahoo Finance

The price of oil approached $105 a barrel Wednesday as concerns grew over the crisis in Ukraine, which took military action against separatists in its east. Gains were temporarily tempered by slower Chinese growth. Read More »»

Starbucks promises to pay more U.K. tax

Source: CNN Money

Starbucks will pay more tax in the U.K. after moving its European headquarters to London from Amsterdam at the end of this year. Read More »»

Wawa turns 50, gives away free coffee

Wawa is giving away free coffee to customers at all of its stores today as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. Read More »»

Former Allentown brewery development competes for new Stone Brewing Co. site

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

The beer company redeveloping the former Neuweiler Brewery site in Allentown hopes it may have a partner in Stone Brewing Co. Read More »»

Restaurants step to the forefront

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

The retail landscape is looking a lot different these days. Gone are the massive strip malls and large indoor shopping centers, at least from a commercial real estate trend standpoint. Read More »»

Coca-Cola's 1Q profit dips, but more drinks sold

Source: The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola's first-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent as the world's biggest beverage maker faced a stronger dollar and made structural changes abroad. Read More »»

Netflix speeds surge for Comcast users following connection deal

Source: CNN Money

Streaming speeds for Comcast (CMCSA, Fortune 500) users jumped nearly 50% last month after Netflix (NFLX) reluctantly agreed to pay up for a direct connection to Comcast's network. Read More »»

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