Monday, May 10, 2010

Daily Briefing, 5/10/10

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

The Morning Call runs a profile on KidsPeace, a local agency that works with troubled teens.  In Whitehall, local officials are working to revitalize a historic shopping district south of Macarthur Road.  The Wilson Area School District is considering enacting a tougher cyber-bullying policy that would potentially punish what a student does in their private time online if their actions lead to a disruption in the classroom.  LANTA is looking to raise its multi-fare rides.  The increase will be anywhere from 8-20%.


In a quirk of economics, the economy added 290,000 jobs in April, the largest gain in four years.  However,  the unemployment rate still went up from 9.7% to 9.9%, since more people are now looking for jobs again, causing the unemployment rate to rise.  In other news, President Obama is expected to announce later today that he is nominating Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court.  Kagan currently serves as the Solicitor General.  She will be filling the vacancy left by Justice John Paul Stevens retirement.  European leaders have struck a deal to provide almost $1 trillion in funding to try and stop an accelerating debt crisis in Greece that is threatening to engulf Europe and the rest of the world's financial markets in chaos.

Business Matters airs tonight at 8:00pm on WFMZ.  Tonight's topic will be a debate on the immigration bill passed in Arizona.  You can also comment on the show at the Business Matters blog.  Incidentally, we also run a weekly E-mail blast for Business Matter that contains inside info, the show's schedule and more.  If you would like to be included on the list, please E-mail me at mike@lehighvalleychamber.org.  

And that is it for now!  Have a great day, and we'll be back later.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny. No mention of the latest Muhlenberg/Morning Call poll showing Specter behind Sestak.

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce said...

Hi Anon 8:58 -

There is a very simple reason for that. If you look, you'll see that this entry blog was posted at 6:50am. The tracking poll hadn't yet been placed online.

However, if you look at our Twitter and Facebook status, you will see that we did note the poll results:

http://www.facebook.com/TheChamber
http://www.twitter.com/glvcc