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Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

Source: The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. Read More »»

After 10 months of testimony, Lower Nazareth approves IDI warehouse

Source: WFMZ News

It's official: Industrial Development International will be coming to Northampton County. Read More »»

Most Bethlehem City Council members received contributions from developer seeking approval for 9-story building

Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

Five of seven Bethlehem City Council members received political contributions from a developer seeking their approval to build a controversial 9-story building in South Bethlehem. Read More »»

Guess what? Domino's Pizza is hot again

CNN Money

Domino's Pizza is all grown up. It is no longer just a desperate late night snack for college students. Read More »»

$253M bond offering means upgrades to A.C.'s Boardwalk Hall, convention center

Source: NJ Biz

A $253.3 million bond offering will mean more than $100 million in upgrades for Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center, according to a published report. Read More »»

Fulton beats estimates for Q3; F.N.B. misses by a penny

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

Two large banks with operations in the midstate both announced their third-quarter earnings this week. Read More »»

‘Jolie Effect’ prompts breast cancer testing

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

Dr. Nick Leasure of Reading Health System sees it every day: A celebrity uses her star power to raise awareness about a health issue and suddenly there is an influx of patients at the hospital ready to get tested. Read More »»

Women business leaders recognized by Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

Souce: The Express Times

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is recognizing women of distinction. Read More »»

Bethlehem City Council outlines process to replace councilwoman

Source: WFMZ News

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bethlehem City Council plans to speed up the process of appointing a replacement for council member Karen Dolan, who is resigning. Read More »»

Through changes and challenges, libraries still offer businesses a lot

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

Yes, funding and technology changes are reshaping the public library landscape. Read More »»

Progress undeniable; use data for monetary policy

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

When it comes to examining true economic growth, it pays to study the long-term picture and rely on data for monetary policy decisions – rather than the frequent fluctuations in the market. Read More »»

$84 million Microsoft CEO: We pay women equally

Source: CNN Money

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has some really bad timing. Read More »»

Staples in Northeast likely breached with 'more to come'

Source: USA Today

SAN FRANCISCO — The office supply chain Staples is investigating a possible breach of credit card data, a company spokesman said Tuesday. Read More »»

Mixed economic signals from China

Source: The New York Times

HONG KONG — Markets around the world have been jolted by fears that slowing growth and deflationary pressures in Europe, Japan and other major economies could derail the United States. Read More »»

Environmental panel informs residents of pipeline pitfalls

Source: WFMZ News

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Local and regional environmentalists held a public forum Monday evening at Northampton Community College educating a group of over 100 area residents about the dangers of the proposed PennEast natural gas pipeline. Read More »»

Mane N' Tail products to be made at Forks Township industrial park

Source: The Express Times

A manufacturer of personal care and horse grooming products is expanding its operations to a second facility in the Forks Township industrial park. Read More »»

NHTSA issues airbag warning on 4.7 million vehicles

Source: The Los Angeles Times

If you drive a car made in the early 2000s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants you to see your dealer -- right now. Read More »»

Federal housing finance agency unveils plan to loosen mortgage rules

Source: New York Times

A federal housing regulator on Monday announced a plan that could ease tight credit and allow more people to qualify for mortgages in an attempt to put the nation's housing market back on track. Read More »»

Amazon plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers

Source: NJ Biz

Amazon will be hiring 80,000 seasonal workers this year, representing a 14 percent increase from last year's seasonal hire of 70,000 people. Read More »»

PennEast pipeline gets prefiling approval

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

A natural-gas pipeline project spearheaded by a UGI Corp. subsidiary has been given federal approval to lay the groundwork for environmental reviews and resident and business input. Read More »»

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