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2020 LVB Real Estate Symposium Agenda

Agenda: 7:30am Breakfast and Networking in Exhibit Area 8:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks 8:15am Keynote: Lehigh Valley Economic Forecast  Speaker: Keith Aleardi, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Fulton Financial Advisors  8:45am Panel Discussion: Lehigh Valley Hot Issue Doubleheader: Land Reuse & Redevelopment and Residential Market Trends Moderator: Joseph A. Fitzpatrick Jr., Shareholder and Founder, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, ...

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Pier 1 files for bankruptcy protection amid online challenge

The Fort Worth, Texas-based company, which was founded in 1962, has been struggling with increased competition from budget-friendly online retailers such as Wayfair. Pier 1 said it will pursue a sale, with a March 23 deadline to submit bids. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

The company said in a statement Sunday that it plans to wind down sales, engineering and design operations for its historic Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand in 2021. It also plans to sell its Rayong factory in Thailand to China's Great Wall Motors and withdraw the Chevrolet brand from Thailand by the end of this year.

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