CPBJ - en-us Copyright 2014 Central Penn Business Journal Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:03:58 EST Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:03:58 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939982&source=RSS DEP to draft bay action plan The state Department of Environmental Protection will spend the next nine months drafting management strategies aimed at meeting an agreement signed this summer to protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:49:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939982&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/BLOGEXTRA/140939983&source=RSS Exciting, disruptive, simple technology ahead Badar Khan called Direct Energy's mobile exhibit a demonstration of &#8220the most exciting and disruptive thing to happen to the energy and utility space. &#8221 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:42:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/BLOGEXTRA/140939983&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939985&source=RSS Business The Forbes 400 Meet the richest people in America It was another record year for American wealth The aggregate net worth of the richest 400 Americans was 2. 29 trillion, up 270 billion from a year ago. It took a minimum net worth of 1. 55 billion to make The Forbes 400, 250 million more than in 2013. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:42:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939985&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939986&source=RSS U.S. Fence-jumper ran through much of main floor of White House The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman said on Monday. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:42:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939986&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939987&source=RSS World Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:41:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939987&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939988&source=RSS Out of the Ordinary Caffeine-infused weight loss underwear buzzless FTC Bras, girdles and leggings infused with caffeine and sold as weight loss aids were more decaf than espresso, and the companies that sold them have agreed to refund money to customers and pull their ads, U. S. regulators said on Monday. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:39:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939988&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/HEALTHCARE/140939989&source=RSS Feds, payers and states brace for ACA open enrollment The second enrollment period for coverage made possible by the Affordable Care Act is approaching fast, and this brings two major challenges for states, insurers and the Obama administration How does the marketplace retain enrollees while bringing respectable numbers of new people into the tent? Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:37:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/HEALTHCARE/140939989&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/HEALTHCARE/140939990&source=RSS Doc groups concerned over looming Medicare penalties tied to quality reporting Medicare will begin docking physicians' pay next year if they decline to report on quality measures under a voluntary system launched in 2007. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:36:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/HEALTHCARE/140939990&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/HEALTHCARE/140939991&source=RSS Employers face unusual market for health insurance open enrollment period to begin Given UPMC&#8217s recent announcement Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. would be part of the Pittsburgh hospital system&#8217s new advertising campaign, it&#8217s fitting that the checkered flag drops on Oct. 1. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:34:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/HEALTHCARE/140939991&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140926/CPBJ01/309259997&source=RSS Perfect Image Camera finds success being physical in a digital world Wes Kauffman has found a physical niche in the largely digital world of photography, and that is repair. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140926/CPBJ01/309259997&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939992&source=RSS EBay to split off PayPal EBay Inc. , the world&#8217s biggest online marketplace, said it would split off its payments arm PayPal, finally bowing to pressure from activist shareholder Carl Icahn after nine months. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:11:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939992&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939993&source=RSS What Apple and Spotify still haven't solved Streaming doesn't pay the bills Streaming music has finally overtaken the CD in music sales. But can it be the new business model for the music industry? A new report from the Recording Industry Association of America last week shows that, despite strong growth, sales of streaming music still aren't making up for sliding sales of both CDs and digital downloads. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:10:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939993&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939994&source=RSS With acquisition, PNC set to enter IPO market PNC Financial Services Group is getting into the business of advising companies that want to go public, capitalizing on the hot market for initial public offerings at a time when banks are looking for new sources of revenue. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:09:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939994&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939995&source=RSS Velocity incubator shows off startup capabilities in Allentown Big companies such as Lehigh Gas Partners, Air Products and National Penn Bancshares have been the drivers of downtown Allentown's resurgence. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:08:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939995&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939996&source=RSS Advocacy group seeks faster export approval As a bevy of liquefied natural gas export projects inch their way along, one organization is trying to activate shale supporters to lean on their legislators to speed the process. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:06:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140930/CPBJ01/140939996&source=RSS