Posted by: Bob Wiley | July 2, 2015

Business Happenings in the Lehigh Valley

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$4.3M office building under construction in Hellertown

By Brian Pedersen

New office space is going up in Hellertown with the start of construction for the Hellertown Professional Building near the intersection of Main and Water streets.Read More »

$4.3M office building under construction in Hellertown
ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING COURTESY OF MKSD ARCHITECTS/ A view of the Hellertown Professional Building under construction o …

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Toomey tours Mack Trucks, cites need for transit funding
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania visited Mack Trucks’ Lower Macungie Township plant Wednesdayafternoon, touring the manufacturing plant and touting the importance of long-term funding for transportation improvements.

New CEO announced at Pottstown hospital
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center has a new leader.

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NEWS ROUNDUP

Construction starts next week on Bethlehem luxury apartment project
The start of construction of a three-building complex of luxury apartments, offices and retail space next week means road closures for South Side Bethlehem.
Source: The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live

With Kraft merger, fate of Upper Macungie employees uncertain
Kraft Foods Group Inc. shareholders votedWednesday to approve the company’s sale to H.J. Heinz Co., clearing the way for the creation of the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest worldwide.
Source: The Morning Call

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NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

Business: US airlines investigated over ticket prices
The Justice Department is investigating whether US airlines have colluded to keep prices high. In a statement, the department confirmed an Associated Press report it was looking into “possible unlawful coordination by some airlines.”
Source: BBC World News

US: Robust jobs report could instill confidence
Due to the Fourth of July market shutdown Friday, the monthly employment report dubbed “Jobs Friday” will be renamed “Jobs Thursday.”
Source: USA Today

World: Dollar firms before payrolls; Greece unease simmers
The dollar hit a three-week high on Thursday and world stock markets had a delicate feel, as the implication of U.S. jobs data later for a possible Fed rate hike added to Europe’s uncertainty over Greece.
Source: Reuters

Out of the Ordinary: Pope dolls, bobble heads up for sale months before US visit
Pope Francis is a doll. No, really. The people organizing the pontiff’s September visit to Philadelphia launched an online store Wednesdayfeaturing papal plush dolls and bobble heads.
Source: Associated Press

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July 29, 2015
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Redefining a sense of place for downtown Allentown Can You Dig It:
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The Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger, to perform in Bethlehem Note-worthy:
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Kalahari Resorts opens today in Poconos

By Brian Pedersen

After a year-and-a-half of construction, the massive Kalahari Resorts & Conventions project in the Poconos is finally complete and opens today in Tobyhanna Township.Read More »

Kalahari Resorts opens today in Poconos
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ The Kalahari Resorts & Conventions project in the Poconos is complete and opens today in Tobyhanna T …
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