Thursday, September 9, 2010

Daily Briefing, 9/9/2010

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

In Easton, Mayor Panto has said that he will recommend that the city keep its $990,000 allocation of federal CDBG funding, instead of giving out the funding to community groups, in an attempt to close a $2.6 million budget gap.  In Coplay, the Borough has controversially agreed to work out a dispute over the Coplay Athletic Club in private - an act that may violate the Sunshine Act.  America on Wheels will host a Community Health Forum on November 13.  Lehigh County will be holding its budget hearings, starting on Wednesday, September 15.  County Executive Cunningham has called for a 16% tax increase.

Here is some good news: for the first time since April, job openings are on the rise, despite the still high unemployment rate.  However, the Federal Reserve stated yesterday that there are "widespread signs" that economic growth in the country is slowing.  For you technology buffs, Google unveiled instant searching yesterday, meaning that search results will literally appear as you type them into Google.  Highway deaths dropped to their lowest rate in six decades.

We have one Chamber event today: a Young Professionals Seminar on Ethics and Integrity, keynoted by Barry Fisher of WFMZ-TV.

That's it for now!  Have a great day, and we'll be back later.

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