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Fire destroys well-known Poconos restaurant

Source: WFMZ News

Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a huge fire that destroyed a longtime Poconos restaurant Sunday morning. Read More »»

Opposition mounts to plan for hundreds of homes on crucial Lehigh Valley bird habitat

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

Opposition is mounting to plans for 265 senior homes at Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania. Read More »»

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Source: The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) -- Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years. Read More »»

Allentown ex-nuisance bar not getting new liquor license after all

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

Plans to bring a liquor license back to a former longtime nuisance bar in east Allentown have been abandoned. Read More »»

ANIZDA finance committee reviews budget and expenditures to date

Source: WFMZ News

"From a cash standpoint we're in fine shape," stated Paul Houck of Orefield, who serves as a consultant on the finance committee of the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone District Authority (ANIZDA). Read More »»

Obama presses to close corporate tax loophole 'inversions'

Source: Reuters

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will call on Thursday for an end to a corporate loophole that allows companies to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as "inversions," White House officials said. Read More »»

Corporate net income tax collection down for Q2, up for year to date

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

Corporate net income tax collections in Pennsylvania missed the mark by $80 million in the second quarter, according to a report from the state Independent Fiscal Office. Read More »»

New website offers services for new mothers

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

A new website dedicated to helping breastfeeding mothers is launching out of the Small Business Development Center in Reading and Kutztown University. Read More »»

American Airlines to pay first dividend since 1980

Source: The Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - American Airlines says it will pay its first dividend since 1980. Read More »»

Easton taxes point to more people finding work

Source: WFMZ News

More people in Easton are apparently finding jobs this year compared to last year, city officials said Wednesday night. Read More »»

Allentown Bahama Mama's nightclub to close doors for good

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

An Allentown nightclub will be going out of business next month after the owner failed to pay multiple months of back rent payments. Read More »»

Home sellers don't have to tell buyers about murders, other tragedies, Pa. Supreme Court rules

Source: Harrisburg Patriot News

Sellers of properties where horrific events - such as murders - have occurred do not have a legal obligation to tell prospective buyers about those tragedies, the state Supreme Court has determined. Read More »»

Microsoft's most boneheaded product is about to be killed off

Source: CNN Money

Microsoft is about to take the ax to one of the stupidest products it ever created. Read More »»

Oil stays above $102 amid Gaza peace efforts

Source: The Associated Press

The price of oil inched further above $102 a barrel Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit. Read More »»

Board greenlights SWB & R request to construct new facility

Source: WFMZ News

The Hanover Township Board of Supervisors granted preliminary and final conditional land approval to SWB & R for the construction of a new facility during Tuesday night's meeting. Read More »»

Special Allentown tax zone creates many job openings, but few filled by residents yet

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

An estimated 700 job positions are open in Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone, with as many as hundreds more expected to come on line in the next few weeks. Read More »»

U.S. housing turning the corner, inflation creeping up

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales hit an eight month-high in June, suggesting the housing market was gradually regaining momentum and would help the economy to stay on a higher growth path this year. Read More »»

Study: Patient-centered health programs are getting care, cost results

Source: NJ Biz

A new study has found that medical care provided through innovative “patient-centered” programs is yielding both better-coordinated care and lower costs, according to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Horizon on Tuesday released results of a 2013 study of more than 200,000 members enrolled in various patient-centered programs. Read More »»

2-1 appellate court ruling strikes down subsidies in federal Obamacare marketplaces

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

A federal appellate court this morning issued a 2-1 ruling striking down subsidies in Obamacare marketplaces that are run by the federal government, as Pennsylvania's is. Read More »»

Security, investigative co. now in five states

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

Even though its security force was still healthy, willing and able to continue working, in 1961 the retirement-age policies at Carpenter Technologies in Reading meant pushing a number of its security guards out of a job. Read More »»

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