Monday, May 3, 2010

Daily Briefing, 5/3/2010

Good morning everyone, and I hope you had a great weekend!  Here is today's Daily Briefing.

Dorney Park, one of the area's largest tourist attractions, is officially open for business.  With the May primary less than three weeks away, the papers are starting to profile the races in the area.  We have at least two contested Republican nominations for State Representative; Representative Karen Beyer is facing a challenge from Justin Simmons and Heidi Markow is running as a write-in against Ron Shegda in the 136th district.  The winner of that race will face State Representative Bob Freeman.

A new poll shows that the race between Senator Arlen Specter and Congressman Joe Sestak is tightening considerably, with Specter up only 6% on Sestak

In another sign that the economy is rebounding, corporate earnings for companies in the S&P 500 increased a whopping 76% over last year.  Wow.  In other news, with the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico still growing, it now appears that the cleanup will ultimately cost British Petroleum over $3 billion.

Business Matters airs today, featuring a debate on whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the military.  The show airs tonight at 8:00pm on WFMZ-TV.

That's it for now!  We'll be back later today.  Have a great day, and we'll see you soon.


Anonymous said...

What do gays in the military have to do with business? How is that a good topic for a show called "Business Matters?"

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce said...

11:57 - you bring up a fair point. At this point, the show has certainly evolved beyond a standard definition of "business." We debate a wide variety of issues on the show, and in some way, they are all either related to business or politics - with this one aligning more with politics than anything else.

Anonymous said...

Well if the chamber is going to be following politics on the TV show, they should endorse or at least recommend political candidates to their members. Either that or stick to business on the TV show, or change the name of it to Issues Matter!