| Sep 25, 2011
Justine Frantz has spent $1,483.31 over the past several years buying gifts for her grandchildren from online retailer Amazon.com. But the Lower Macungie resident said she won't give the Seattle company another penny after reading about working conditions...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:01 PM
It's unanimous. Everybody hates telemarketers.
That is, everybody who responded to Wednesday's column — dealing with the pests who defy the law to annoy innocent people with sales pitches despite telephone numbers placed on government "Do Not Call"...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 8:57 AM
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| Mar 9, 2012
Q: I work in the industrial park in Breinigsville and I turn left from eastbound Industrial Boulevard onto Route 100 most every day at 5 p.m., usually with heavy traffic. Industrial has a left-turn lane, and a center lane for left turns or traffic going...
| Mar 11, 2012
Vynecrest Winery, at first blush, looks like anything but a vision for the future.
Framed by rows of mature grapevines, the winery has grown from a converted Swiss barn built on the sloped countryside in the rural reaches of Breinigsville.
| Mar 11, 2012
For Nestle Waters, a few degrees on the thermostat can mean big money.
That's why when Lehigh University's Enterprise Systems Center pointed out a glitch in the processes of the company's state-of-the-art Breinigsville plant that was keeping temperatures...
| Nov 6, 2011
Paul Grady was working the night shift last November at an Amazon.com warehouse in Breinigsvillewhen a fire alarm sounded, forcing employees to evacuate.
It was frigid outside -- the temperature dipped into the 20s -- and many employees left the building...
| Dec 23, 2011
More than 12,600 people pledged to boycott online retailer Amazon.com this holiday season to protest "sweatshop" working conditions at its Lehigh Valley warehouses, according to the union advocacy group American Rights at Work.
Working conditions at...
| Mar 3, 2007
Gov. Ed Rendell's recently unveiled "energy independence strategy" will enable Pennsylvania to avoid an impending crisis, the state's Department of Environmental Protection secretary told a group of Lehigh Valley leaders Friday.
The state will...
| Apr 6, 2008
Robert J. Hutchings was working in the office of a Bloomsburg, Columbia County, hosiery mill when he joined the Army in 1942. Skilled at typing and taking shorthand, he became a GI stenographer -- a job that connected him to some of the leading figures of...
| Dec 28, 2008
THE KING OF CHEAP:
35% -- Pretzel Salt Dude, aka Ed Wanamaker
When he finishes a bag of pretzels, he runs the coarse salt left in the bottom of the bag through a coffee grinder so it'll fit into a salt shaker.
Fellow cheapsters no doubt appreciate...