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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.

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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Dehydration can hit office workers’ performance just like athletes’

I’m sitting at my desk. It’s late afternoon and I’m drowsy. I even have a bit of a headache.

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It’s Dallas Sucks vs. Eagle Tears in football-themed beer war

If there’s one thing that sports fans have always been able to agree on, no matter what team they were rooting for, is that they all love to enjoy a nice cold beer during the game.

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Easton venue betting on bands to attract fickle nightlife crowds

Yesterday, when I was young – let's call it the early- to mid-90s, the Lehigh Valley had a pretty hot live music scene.

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WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: Lehigh Valley redevelopment projects keep bringing home trophies

With all of the urban renewal projects going on in the Lehigh Valley from downtown Allentown's City Center to Bethlehem's SteelStacks campus, sometimes it seems like it's another day, another award.

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Alt-left or alt-right, your boss has the full right to fire protesters

Some of those participating at what has been described as an “alt-right” rally-turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend returned to their day jobs on Monday to find they were no longer employed.

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HOLY CARP! You can now buy a coffin for your goldfish

People love their pets. There's no doubt about it.

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