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FedEx truck accident second in two days in run-up to Christmas

By December 17, 2014 08:11 AM

A FedEx truck crash Tuesday was the second in two days for the international shipping giant, and come just nine days before Christmas. CONTINUE READING

Devils paired with winery in latest business partnership

December 16, 2014 08:32 AM

The New Jersey Devils have inked the latest in a string of new partnerships over the past year — one that will allow fans to take part in wine tastings on game nights at the Prudential Center. CONTINUE READING

Airlines get $1 billion from baggage fees

December 16, 2014 08:29 AM

It's hard to escape paying a fee for a checked bag these days, and it's starting to add up -- to nearly $1 billion. CONTINUE READING


State reviewing paperwork in three separate bank mergers

December 16, 2014 08:26 AM

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities said it has received the application for S&T Bancorp Inc.'s acquisition of Integrity Bancshares Inc. CONTINUE READING

InterContinental to purchase Kimpton Hotels for $430M

December 16, 2014 08:24 AM

InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, agreed to buy Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430 million, gaining a boutique chain with high-end properties in cities across the U.S. CONTINUE READING

Finishing touches pay off for Berks firm

December 16, 2014 08:20 AM

One problem with being a coating company is that you are always the last in line to finish the job. CONTINUE READING

A.C. mayor releases his own recovery plan

December 16, 2014 08:16 AM

ATLANTIC CITY - Mayor Don Guardian has released his own recovery plan for his ailing city in response to recommendations submitted by key lawmakers after two days of summit meetings here led by Gov. Christie. CONTINUE READING

Lehigh Valley residents represented on Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's transition team

December 16, 2014 08:08 AM

Several people with Lehigh Valley ties will serve on Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's transition team. CONTINUE READING

Covert operation: In defense bill, Congress quietly passes small business legislation

December 15, 2014 08:35 AM

How do you pass legislation through a bitterly divided Congress? Here’s one idea: Cram it into one of the few bills lawmakers have virtually no choice but to pass each year. CONTINUE READING

Why Apple is still a cheap stock

December 15, 2014 08:33 AM


PetSmart acquired in $8.7 billion deal

December 15, 2014 08:30 AM

A group of investors led by BC Partners will pay $83 a share for PetSmart (PETM), a 39% premium from the company's stock price before it began exploring a possible sale early July, according to a company statement. CONTINUE READING

Devils paired with winery in latest business partnership

December 15, 2014 08:28 AM

The New Jersey Devils have inked the latest in a string of new partnerships over the past year — one that will allow fans to take part in wine tastings on game nights at the Prudential Center. CONTINUE READING

PNC debuts 'universal' branches in the midstate

December 15, 2014 08:25 AM

PNC Bank's plan to move to universal branches — ones that are without the traditional teller — has brought seven such branches to the region. CONTINUE READING

Need for skilled laborers in Lehigh Valley

December 15, 2014 08:19 AM

The tools at Atlas Machining and Welding in Northampton, Northampton County, can do just about anything. The only caveat is an operator is needed. CONTINUE READING

Mom and pop store closes near Scranton as big box retailers move in

December 15, 2014 08:15 AM

Before anyone else tells her, Cathy Roman knows the "Going Out of Business" sign in the window of her Throop appliance store is upside down. CONTINUE READING

Pomeroy's building almost finished, almost fully occupied

December 15, 2014 08:09 AM

If you want an upscale apartment in the Pomeroy's building, you're nearly too late. CONTINUE READING

Ford dumps Microsoft for BlackBerry infotainment system

December 12, 2014 08:32 AM

Ford is upgrading its infotainment system to make it more like a smartphone or tablet -- and it is dumping its longtime software provider Microsoft as part of the change. CONTINUE READING

Oil extends drop below $60 as producers fight for market share

December 12, 2014 08:26 AM

Oil extended losses below $60 a barrel in New York, falling to a five-year low as the International Energy Agency cut its 2015 demand forecast for the fourth time in five months. Brent also dropped to the lowest in five years. CONTINUE READING

Will the curtain go up again at Bethlehem's Boyd Theatre?

December 12, 2014 08:23 AM

It was a vaudeville house during the Roaring '20s, featuring long-forgotten acts such as female impersonator Frances Renault. CONTINUE READING

Bethlehem Planning Commission gives go-ahead to new South Side parking garage

December 12, 2014 08:17 AM

The Bethlehem Planning Commission on Thursday gave a green light to the construction of a 587-spot parking garage and lot on East Third Street. CONTINUE READING

Inspiration springs from waterfront developments

By December 18, 2014 03:50 PM

Development continues to transform Allentown this year, but so is another... CONTINUE READING

Actor Jeff Daniels to visit Jim Thorpe, perform concert

By Christopher Holland
December 17, 2014 02:11 PM

UPDATE: Because of a conflict with filming a movie, Jeff... CONTINUE READING

Good spin will ultimately put 'The Interview' in the win column

By December 18, 2014 02:58 PM

PR is a prickly beast. CONTINUE READING

Google unveils self-driving car

By December 23, 2014 10:28 AM

Last month, we wrote about potential business opportunities when driverless... CONTINUE READING

Tis' the season for company parties and extra paid-time-off

By December 16, 2014 03:42 PM

As American workers enter the heart of the holiday season, many will be in a... CONTINUE READING

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Special Editions

Business of the Year 2014

By December 11, 2014 04:34 PM

Our 24-page special supplement honors the businesses and executives of the year in the Greater Lehigh Valley — as well as three new members of the Lehigh Valley Business Hall of Fame. CONTINUE READING

Giving Guide 2014

December 12, 2014 09:31 AM

Lehigh Valley Business is pleased to bring you our inaugural Giving Guide, Regional Philanthropic Opportunities. This informative publication highlights the various nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in our community and have a presence in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Nonprofits play a huge role in the region, and this publication showcases their initiatives and programs. CONTINUE READING

Health Care Update 2014

October 23, 2014 04:50 PM

Our 16-page special supplement examines trends in health care as they affect businesses and the consumer in the region and beyond. Health Care Update 2014 also includes exclusive interviews with health system executives and lists of regional hospitals, health insurance companies, benefits consulting firms and more. CONTINUE READING


Fastest Growing Companies 2014

October 10, 2014 12:19 PM

Our 20-page special supplement honors the 30 fastest-growing companies in the Greater Lehigh Valley. They’ve all demonstrated the skill, effort and foresight to flourish — regardless of the economic conditions. CONTINUE READING

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