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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

When is work not work? – Amazon employees won't get paid for security checks

When is work not work? – Amazon employees won’t get paid for security checks

Workers at Amazon distribution centers in western Lehigh County have been keeping a close watch for a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether or not they should be paid while passing through security checks. Read More »»

How much is that doggie in the Windows XP? – Cyber shopping gone wrong

How much is that doggie in the Windows XP? – Cyber shopping gone wrong

I've finally figured out what I want for Christmas – a magic wand. Read More »»

This CEO is no turkey; Boscov is working the holiday

This CEO is no turkey; Boscov is working the holiday

There has been much debate in recent weeks about retail stores opening on Thanksgiving, but one local CEO is settling the debate by – shall we say – putting his turkey where his mouth is. Read More »»

A sentimental celebration as IBEW 375 marks 100 years of Lighting up the Lehigh Valley

A sentimental celebration as IBEW 375 marks 100 years of Lighting up the Lehigh Valley

In 1964, Glenn Wescoe was a 21-year old apprentice with IBEW Local 375 in Allentown. Read More »»

Are retailers turkeys for opening on Thanksgiving?

Are retailers turkeys for opening on Thanksgiving?

“To shop or not to shop?” That is the question. Read More »»

Upstart animal transit firm hits bump in the road

Upstart animal transit firm hits bump in the road

Having been involved with animal rescue for a few years, I've fostered kittens, dogs and even a rabbit for various rescue organizations. Read More »»

Stacy's big hypothetical week of Lehigh Valley adventure

Stacy's big hypothetical week of Lehigh Valley adventure

I'm 45. But in my 20s, I spent most of my evenings at home, in bars or perhaps a movie now and then. More often than not, I was bored. There wasn't a heck of a lot to do unless you were a big fan of bar trivia or karaoke – which luckily I was. Read More »»

Orange is the new black for PPL -- but blue is on the horizon

Orange is the new black for PPL -- but blue is on the horizon

Starting soon, Allentown will look a little blue, and the city's skyline may never be the same. Read More »»

Phantoms score with this female fan

Phantoms score with this female fan

I was quite pleasantly surprised last weekend to find that after 45 years of not knowing it, apparently I am a hockey fan. Read More »»

Wine tasting with Godfather actor likely to be mobbed

Wine tasting with Godfather actor likely to be mobbed

My husband must have seen every mob movie a dozen times, and he enjoys them every time. Read More »»

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Actor Jeff Daniels to visit Jim Thorpe, perform concert

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The Talk

When is work not work? – Amazon employees won’t get paid for security checks

Workers at Amazon distribution centers in western Lehigh County have been...

Editor at Large

Top 10 dubious excuses for calling in sick

Ever wake up in a good mood and not want to ruin it by going to work?

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

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

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