Month: April 2018

MAP: Where are the most affordable places to buy homes in the Lehigh Valley?

If you’re shopping for a new home in the Lehigh Valley or selling your old one, you’ve seen all the warning signs of a sellers’ market: prices are up, inventory is down, and homes are flying off the market at record speeds. In some municipalities — like Forks Township in Northampton County and… This story …

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Wells Fargo to pay $1 billion in fines over auto, mortgage lending abuses

Federal regulators slapped Wells Fargo & Co. with a fine of $ 1 billion on Friday, punishing the San Francisco bank for abuses that harmed mortgage and auto loan borrowers, and for what regulators said was a pervasive and “reckless” lack of risk management. The penalty, announced by the Office of… This story original published …

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Pennsylvania patients will be able to buy dry leaf medical marijuana this summer

Qualifying patients should have access to medical marijuana in flower and dry leaf form at dispensaries by the end of summer. Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine announced Monday she would implement all of the changes to the medical marijuana program recommended last week by an advisory… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle …

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Bankrupt chain Bon-Ton postpones auction as investor group makes play to continue business

Bankrupt chain The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. said in a court filing Monday it has received several bids for the company’s assets — but only one of those offers an opportunity for the business to continue. The two sides, however, need a little longer to iron out a deal, so an auction originally rescheduled… This story …

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Survey: Lehigh Valley employers are worried about opiod abuse, most lack medical marijuana policies

The dysfunction sown by opioid and heroin abuse has taken its toll on families, emergency services and the health care and criminal justice systems. But the workplace, where about three-quarters of Americans affected by substance abuse clock in most days, is no exception. Most Lehigh Valley employers… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle …

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Dow drops more than 400 points after being down 700 as trade-war fears intensify

Trouble for technology companies set off a rout Monday as markets were also rattled by growing fears about a trade war with China. It was a broad sell-off: The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 758 points at its low in afternoon trading before clawing back some of its losses. It finished… This story …

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