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Construction expected to drive region’s economy

Growth. Fueled by demand. That’s the mantra for 2016 in business in the Greater Lehigh Valley. From transportation projects, hotels, shopping centers and commercial districts – land is in demand. It’s why the region this year is headed for a steady rise in...

State OKs BB&T purchase of National Penn

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities has approved BB&T Corp.’s acquisition of National Penn Bancshares Inc. In August, North Carolina-based BB&T agreed to acquire Allentown-based National Penn for $1.8 billion. The deal is expected to be...