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Limerick Furniture to occupy struggling malls' empty spaces

Source: WFMZ News

Nearly a year after the Fairgrounds Square Mall lost one of its anchor stores, a new tenant is moving in. Read More »»

Lehigh Valley airport bus-taxi-shuttle-rental terminal among projects receiving state money

Source: Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

Several transportation projects in the Lehigh Valley are sharing in $84 million in grants announced Tuesday, thanks to last year's Act 89 that hiked gas taxes and motorist fees. Read More »»

U.S. sues AT&T over data throttling on some smartphone plans

Source: Reuters

The U.S. government filed a lawsuit against AT&T Inc (T.N) on Tuesday, alleging the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier sold consumers unlimited data plans but would slow their Internet down once they used a certain amount of data. Read More »»

SCORE to host seminar in Quakertown

Source: The Intellegencer

SCORE Bucks County, which provides free business counseling to entrepreneurs, will host a seminar on starting and growing a small business. Read More »»

Montgomery County bio-tech company responds to Ebola threat in U.S.

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

A Montgomery County company’s robot is at the forefront in the fight against Ebola. Read More »»

Statewide paid sick leave bill clears NJ Assembly panel

Source: NJ Biz

Just a few weeks after the Assembly Labor Committee delayed a vote on statewide paid sick leave legislation in favor of more testimony, the panel regrouped Monday and voted 6-3 in favor of advancing the bill. Read More »»

Apple CEO fires back as retailers block Pay

Source: Reuters

LAGUNA BEACH Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) CEO Tim Cook fired back at CVS (CVS.N) and Rite Aid (RAD.N) on Monday after the drugstore chains blocked the iPhone maker's mobile payments service, saying there were plenty of other retailers around the world to sign up. Read More »»

More local businesses oppose a project labor agreement in Reading

Source: WFMZ News

The Reading City Council placed a new ordinance for a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) back on the agenda during its meeting on Monday night. Read More »»

Highway will need major expansion before offices could be built

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

Bethlehem Township officials Monday said major traffic improvements would have to be made to Route 33 and William Penn Highway before they would consider an 11-building office park at the intersection. Read More »»

GM recalls will mean smaller bonuses for factory workers

Source: CNN Money

General Motors autoworkers will likely get smaller bonuses this year because of the automaker's huge recall problem. Read More »»

Companies can save $11,000 a year by letting employees work from home part-time, study finds

Source: NJ Biz

Odds are that a nearly half of today's workforce has the same thought while sitting in traffic, inhaling fumes and listening to car horns blare. “I could do this job from home — why suffer through this?” Read More »»

Pension reform, privatization left undone

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

Death and taxes ... and a big bill on transportation. Read More »»

What can employers do if they think a worker could have Ebola?

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

Business travel and Ebola do not make a fine mix. And neither do vacations. Read More »»

CVS Health, Rite Aid block Apple Pay in their stores: NYT

Source: Reuters

Drug retailers CVS Health Corp and Rite Aid Corp have disabled Apple Inc's new electronic payments service Apple Pay from their stores over the weekend, the New York Times reported. Read More »»

Fed set to finally get out of the market

Source: CNN Money

Even in this bull market, all good things must come to an end. Read More »»

No sports betting in N.J. over weekend, as judge grants leagues' request for restraining order

Source: NJ Biz

No sports betting will take place at Monmouth Park this weekend after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against the racetrack Friday at the request of the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA. Read More »»

As Wolfgang Candy rebuilds, manufacturer adds products

Source: Central Penn Busines Journal

A York County-based candy-maker will have two new products in Costco Wholesale stores in the Midwest and Target stores nationwide in the next two months. Read More »»

Discover Lehigh Valley turns 30 at full throttle

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

While it may not admit it’s a day over 29, Discover Lehigh Valley is celebrating its 30th birthday this month. Read More »»

SEPTA drivers, workers authorize potential strike

Source: WFMZ News

Mass transit workers in Philadelphia have voted to authorize a strike, but officials say no strike appears imminent. Read More »»

PennEast Pipeline organizers schedule series of public meetings

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

A consortium of energy companies that wants to build a 108-mile natural gas pipeline that crosses through Northampton and Hunterdon counties is holding a series of open houses in November. Read More »»

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