Lehigh Valley Business Around the Globe http://www.lvb.com/section/Around-the-Globe Around the Globe News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:50:12 EST Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:50:12 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429911&source=RSS Business Apple aims to ship more than 20 million smartwatches in 2015 TAIPEI Reuters - Apple Inc aims to ship at least 20 million Apple Watches this year, well above many analysts' forecasts, according to supply chain sources. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:04:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429911&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429912&source=RSS US Minnesota declares state of emergency over bird flu in poultry Minnesota declared a state of emergency on Thursday over a fast-spreading strain of avian flu that has led to the extermination of more than 7. 3 million birds in the country. It followed Wisconsin's action on Monday. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429912&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429913&source=RSS World British police arrest 14-year-old on terror charges CNN One of the youngest suspects yet has been arrested on terror-related charges in England. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429913&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429914&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Fake bomb prom-posal blows up in student's face LA CENTER, Wash. , April 23 UPI -- A Washington state high school student who wore a fake bomb to ask a girl to prom had the prom-posal blow up in his face when he was suspended from school. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429914&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429927&source=RSS Business Half of U.S. fracking companies will be dead or sold this year Half of the 41 fracking companies operating in the U. S. will be dead or sold by year-end because of slashed spending by oil companies, an executive with Weatherford International Plc said. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429927&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429928&source=RSS US Faith-based adoption bills move forward in Michigan LANSING, Mich. &#8212 Three bills that will allow faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to serve prospective parents based on their religious beliefs were approved Wednesday by a state Senate committee. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429928&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429929&source=RSS World Ukraine troops shelled by pro-Russian rebels Pro-Russian rebels have shelled Ukrainian army positions east of the key city of Mariupol in breach of a ceasefire deal, the BBC has witnessed. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429929&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429930&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Dog behind wheel of runaway vehicle causes scare LONDON AP &#8212 Don the Sheepdog might want to learn a new trick applying the brakes. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429930&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429944&source=RSS Business McDonald's revenue falls 11 percent Reuters - McDonald's Corp MCD. N, the world's biggest restaurant chain, reported an 11 percent fall in quarterly revenue as it fights to recover from food scandals in China and Japan and faces tough competition at home in the United States. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429944&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429945&source=RSS Obama devotes Earth Day speech to climate change President Obama marks Earth Day on Wednesday by traveling to the Florida Everglades to promote his climate change agenda. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:43:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429945&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429946&source=RSS World Saudi planes strike again in Yemen, hours after operation ends CNNSaudi Arabia launched a new series of airstrikes in southern Yemen on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after announcing the end of its Operation Decisive Storm, a nearly monthlong air campaign against Houthi positions. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429946&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429948&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperative computer with handgun DENVER Reuters - Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:29:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429948&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150421/LVB01/150429963&source=RSS Business Lockheed Martin profit falls 6 percent on fewer jet deliveries Reuters - Lockheed Martin Corp LMT. N, the Pentagon's No. 1 weapons supplier, reported a 6 percent fall in quarterly profit, partly due to fewer aircraft deliveries. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150421/LVB01/150429963&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150421/LVB01/150429964&source=RSS US 5.3M hens to be destroyed after bird flu outbreak DES MOINES &#8212 About 5. 3 million laying hens in northwest Iowa will be destroyed after tests confirmed a second outbreak of avian influenza in the state, the U. S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150421/LVB01/150429964&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150421/LVB01/150429965&source=RSS World Egypt's former president sentenced to 20 years An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150421/LVB01/150429965&source=RSS