Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Daily Briefing, 8/20/2011

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

According to a new survey, the average Lehigh Valley resident's buying power decreased for the third straight year. In Easton, modifications are in store for a proposed Neighborhood Improvement District.  Congrats to Chamber member WFMZ, which was nominated for nine Emmy awards.

In state-wide news, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Sam Smith, has proposed downsizing the legislature to 153 members.

In national news, the stock market significantly recovered from its Monday losses, gaining 400 points.  Senator Harry Reid made his three appointments to the debt-reduction "super committee," selecting Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), John Kerry (D-MA) and Max Baucus (D-MT).  In Wisconsin, four of the six Republican Senators up for a recall vote won their elections, narrowing GOP control but allowing Republicans to keep control of the Wisconsin State Senate.  The Federal Reserve has said it is likely to keep interest rates at near-record lows into 2013.

That's it for now!  We'll be back later today; have a good one!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Typo on the date. Should be 08/10/11.