Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Daily Briefing 9/2/2009

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

Once again, Sands Bethlehem found itself in 4th place state-wide when it comes to revenue brought in, raking in $66 million. In Easton, the Easton Area School Board gave its final offer to striking secretaries, with the conflict existing over the "bumping" process that would allow more senior secretaries to bump less senior ones out of a job if necessary. And, its that time again: the 157th Great Allentown Fair opened yesterday.

In state-wide news, the state budget panel held its first public meeting in over a month yesterday, with Republicans offering a $27.5 billion spending plan. The current Democratic plan is $28 billion.

In national news, a new poll contains troubling information for President Obama: his approval rating is at an all-time low (53%), while for the first time, a majority of independents disapprove of his performance. Meanwhile, a story on CNNMoney.com looks at the creative and non-traditional ways that small businesses are now seeking loans, including help from the government and credit unions.

That's it for now! Have a great day.

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