Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Daily Briefing, 10/12/2011

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

Northampton County Council began its budget review yesterday, though no cuts will be formally introduced until after Thanksgiving.

In national news, Republican candidates for President debated yesterday in New Hampshire.  New Jersey Governor Christie endorsed Mitt Romney before the debate.  The US Senate passed legislation, 65-35, that would allow the US to pass a tariff on goods imported from China if China does not revise its currency, which many believe is undervalued.  The Senate also defeated the President's jobs bill by a 50-49 vote - 60 votes were needed for this procedural vote.  News also broke yesterday that the government of Iran was behind a plot to assassinate a Saudi Arabian envoy to the United States.

We have two events today: the Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce is holding their Citizen of the Year Annual Banquet and the Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce is holding a breakfast on whether or not the Commercial Real Estate market is recovering in the Valley.

And that's it for now!  Have a good one, and we'll be back later.

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