Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Daily Briefing, 9/8/2009

Good morning everyone! We hope you enjoyed your holiday. Here is today's Daily Briefing.

By all accounts, the Greater Allentown Fair was a success this year, with attendance numbers expected to meet or exceed the 570,000 that attended last year.

In state-wide news, the Express Times runs a story on the latest casualty of the budget crisis - adult literacy programs. Without state funding, local schools like NCC and local school districts are unable to run these programs.

In national news, President Obama is set to address the nation's schools today, urging them to take responsibility for their education. Here is the full text of the speech. Meanwhile, Congress returns from recess today, and health care is expected to take center stage.

Business Matters aired yesterday, and the topic was the debate about if America was becoming a socialist country. You can watch the show online later today, or check out the Business Matters blog for more information and to join in the debate.

That's it for now! Have a great Tuesday and enjoy the shortened work week.

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