Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Daily Briefing, 9/22/2009

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

A Morning Call report notes that Lehigh County is one of the state leaders in a category it would rather not lead in - those lacking unemployment benefits because their benefits expired. The Call also runs a report on the Bethlehem Sands, noting that the lack of floor space that's being taken up by slots has lead for more available floor space for table games - and that is a very good thing for the Sands.

In national news, Sanofi is set to deliver swine flu vaccines to the United States around mid-October. Meanwhile, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to consider a bill that would extend unemployment benefits to more than one million jobless Americans who's benefits are set to expire. The bill would affect those who live in states with unemployment higher than 8.5%, including Pennsylvania.

Business Matters aired yesterday, and the topic was a one-on-one interview with former Congressman and Senate candidate Pat Toomey. You can watch the show online later today, and you can check out our Business Matters blog for more info and to join in the debate.

We have two Chamber events today: a Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce discussion on manufacturing and a Women's Business Council lunch on breast cancer awareness.

That's it! Have a great day.

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