Monday, July 13, 2009

Daily Briefing, 7/13/2009

Good morning everyone! Here is today's Daily Briefing.

The U.S. Women's Open at Saucon Valley concluded yesterday, with golfer Eun Hee Ji winning the tournament. In other news, opening of the Bethlehem Sands wasn't good news for everyone, as the Mount Airy Casino in Monroe County reported a 15% drop in revenue from the same time last year. In other Bethlehem news, three new restaurants have opened or will open on the city's South Side - a Mexican restaurant, a Caribbean place and Thai takeout. And in Easton, the annual Heritage Day was held once again.

In national news, the confirmation hearings for the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor are set to begin today. Meanwhile, President Obama will sit down with the heads of a dozen unions to discuss the Employee Free Choice Act and controlling health care costs. And here's some good news - gas prices have fallen 10.4% over the past two weeks.

Business Matters airs today - the topic is whether or not government and religion and too closely intertwined. You can watch the show tonight at 8:00pm or catch it online tomorrow morning at the Business Matters website. Meanwhile, make sure to check out the Business Matters blog and join in the debate.

That's it for today! Have a good one and we will see you later.

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