Thursday, August 26, 2010

Daily Briefing, 8/26/2010

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

In Allentown, City Council reviewed the city's annual audit yesterday.  The city finished last year with a nearly $4 million deficit.  First Niagara Bank held a press conference to review its commitment to lower-income areas and customers.  The bank pledged to review loan decisions locally and have a Spanish-speaking mortgage originator. In Easton, the city has agreed to purchase the former Marquis Theatre as part of its effort to build an intermodal facility on South Third Street.  WFMZ reports on what is apparently a growing problem in the Valley: bed bugs.

The AAA is predicting that there will be a 10% increase in the amount of people who travel at least 50 miles for Labor Day.  The former Chairman of the Republican National Committee and campaign manager for President Bush, Ken Mehlman, has said he is gay.  A new report shows that the average new home in American is shrinking - possibly bringing an end to the "McMansion Era."  Google has unveiled a new phone service that will allow users to make calls over the internet.

That's it for now!  We'll have another entry for you at noon - have a great day, and see you then.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"The former Chairman of the Republican National Committee and campaign manager for President Bush, Ken Mehlman, has said he is gay."

Why is this Chamber news???! How does this affect my business?
Who cares what his sexual preference is!