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The Talk with Stacy Wescoe

Stacy Wescoe

About Stacy Wescoe

Writer and online editor Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media.

Shopping drunk? Americans blew over $30B while intoxicated last year

$30.43 billion – that's the amount that comparison shopping website Finder.com estimates Americans spent last year shopping while drunk.

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Olympians should get by on hard work and talent, not technicalities

A small scandal has developed in this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

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Real Estate: To flip or not to flip depends on your savvy

The hot real estate market has brought a lot of “flippers” to the industry – people who buy fixer-upper houses, do the fixing upping and then quickly resell them for a profit.

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How to keep getting real news on your Facebook feed

Most people like to complain about social media sites such as Facebook.

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What to do when your company's 'first day back blahs' are a year-round problem

If you were like me and had a week off for the holidays, Tuesday morning was a bit of a drag.

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The power of the penny

Some people think pennies are more trouble that they're worth. They might be right. The Wall Street Journal reported last year that the cost to produce a one-cent coin had reached 1.5 cents. So the pitiful penny isn't worth the cost of making it.

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Retail rumble: Are holiday shoppers hitting the stores or the enter button?

Kmart, Sears, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Payless ShoeSource, Bon-Ton – these are all retailers in the process of closing or which already have closed massive amounts of store locations across the nation, as well as stores in the Greater Lehigh...

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Turkey or Target? Many shoppers plan to take advantage of Thanksgiving deals

Once folks get tired over arguing politics and religion, one of the next-most contentious battles people will be fighting about over their turkey next week is the big question: “Should retail stores be open on Thanksgiving?”

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Grin and teddy bear it: Bon-Ton seeks to re-create FAO Schwarz holiday magic

When I was a young girl, during the holiday season department stores would seem like magical places.

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