Good morning everyone, and welcome back to work! Here is today's Daily Briefing.
An Express Times story reviews the history of Easton's Heritage Day that was held this past weekend, noting that the event was almost canceled in 1988. The Chamber is a proud sponsor of Heritage Day. A smaller than expected percentage of locals have accepted jobs working in table games at the new Sands. This is believed to be a result of the high pressure nature of the job.
Attorney General and Republican candidate for Governor Tom Corbett was the subject of controversy this past week. In reference to unemployment, Corbett commented that "the jobs are there" but that people aren't going back to work while they still have unemployment. A new report shows that private colleges contribute $16.2 billion to the state economy, including $1.2 billion in the Valley.
In national news, BP is now working on a new effort to cap the oil spill in the Gulf, saying that they are "hopeful" about the plan's progress. According to BP, their spill containment efforts have now cost $3.5 billion.
That's all for now! Have a great day, and we'll be back later.