Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Daily Briefing, 9/13/2011

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

A new Manpower survey of Lehigh Valley businesses shows mixed news: the number of companies that plan on adding jobs still outpaces those who plan on layoffs, but the number of companies adding jobs did drop sharply compared to last quarter.  In Easton, city officials are looking at fining nuisance property owners who have repeated code violations.  St. Luke's has opened a new facility in Bethlehem Township, along Route 33.

In national news, there are two Republican Presidential endorsements of note: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be endorsing Rick Perry, while former Minnesota Governor and Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty will be endorsing Mitt Romney.  In other news, Arizona will defy edicts from the Republican National Party and move its primary to February 28, before the official March 6 date that they are allowed to.  A special election to replace Congressman Anthony Weiner will  be held in New York today, where the Republican candidate is currently expected to pull off a major upset.

We have two Chamber events today: the Business & Commerce Association of Forks is holding an exclusive tour of Crayola, while the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber is holding an event on dealing with healthcare changes.

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

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