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.