Monday, October 5, 2009

Daily Briefing, 10/5/2009

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

In local news, local colleges are dealing with an increase in gambling addictions, something that is of particular concern to Bethlehem schools that are located near the Sands.
In state-wide news, the state House met yesterday and debated over 180 amendments as it worked towards legalizing table games at Pennsylvania casinos, a key component of the budget deal that has supposedly been worked out.

In national news, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan said yesterday that he believes that the 3rd quarter GDP will grow 3% but that unemployment will break 10%. Meanwhile, a report on the recent bank bailout shows that government officials were "too rosy" in their predictions about the health of the banks that received bailouts.

Business Matters airs today, and the topic is the most controversial one going right now: health care reform. You can catch the show at 8:00pm on WFMZ-TV, and make sure to join in the debate at the Business Matters blog - and it will likely be a raging debate!

We have one Chamber event today: a meet the candidates forum, held by the Greater Northern Chamber of Commerce.

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

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