Lehigh Valley Business Around the Globe http://www.lvb.com/section/Around-the-Globe Around the Globe News News en-us Copyright 2018 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sat, 24 Mar 2018 03:42:46 EST Sat, 24 Mar 2018 03:42:46 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180323/LVB01/180329936&source=RSS Business GSK pulls out of 20 billion race for Pfizer consumer assets LONDON Reuters - GlaxoSmithKline GSK. L has quit the race to buy Pfizer&#8217s PFE. N consumer healthcare business, endangering an auction the U. S. drugmaker hoped would bring in as much as 20 billion. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180323/LVB01/180329936&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180323/LVB01/180329937&source=RSS Nation Two dead after building collapses on firefighters in Pennsylvania a day after blaze YORK, Pa. &#8212 Two firefighters were killed Thursday after the collapse of a nearly 150-year-old building that had burned the day before, authorities say. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180323/LVB01/180329937&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180323/LVB01/180329938&source=RSS World One dead in French hostage taking A gunman is believed to have killed at least one person during a hostage-taking at a supermarket in Trebes, southern France. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180323/LVB01/180329938&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180323/LVB01/180329939&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Sheriff's officer accuses Punxsutawney Phil of deception STROUDSBURG, Pa. AP &#8212 Punxsutawney Phil is a wanted . . . groundhog. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180323/LVB01/180329939&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180322/LVB01/180329953&source=RSS Business Future of TV in balance as ATT, Time Warner plead merger case WASHINGTON Reuters - Fans will be glued to the &#8220March Madness&#8221 college basketball tournament as the joint owner of rights for the games, Time Warner Inc, goes before a judge on Thursday to defend a proposed takeover by ATT Inc. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180322/LVB01/180329953&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180322/LVB01/180329954&source=RSS Nation What's in and what's out of the 1.3 trillion spending bill WASHINGTON &#8212 Congress may have finally figured out how to fund the government for more than a few weeks at a time with a massive 1. 3 trillion spending bill released late Wednesday night. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180322/LVB01/180329954&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180322/LVB01/180329955&source=RSS World First rebels leave defeated Syrian town Syrian rebels and their families have begun leaving a key town in the besieged Eastern Ghouta area as part of an evacuation deal with the government. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180322/LVB01/180329955&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180322/LVB01/180329956&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Exchange students in Italy set fire by cooking pasta without water March 21 UPI -- A group of American exchange students in Italy caused a fire after attempting to cook pasta without water. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180322/LVB01/180329956&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180321/LVB01/180329977&source=RSS Business BMW will spend more on autonomous driving, electric cars FRANKFURT, Germany AP &#8212 Automaker BMW says this year&#8217s profits will at least equal last year&#8217s results as the company sinks billions into developing electric and autonomous car technology to meet expected changes in how people get from one place to another. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180321/LVB01/180329977&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180321/LVB01/180329978&source=RSS World Kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls freed in Nigeria The majority of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by militants from the town of Dapchi last month have been returned, the government says. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180321/LVB01/180329978&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180321/LVB01/180329979&source=RSS Out of the Ordinary Gas station workers track down owner of lost 1M lottery ticket March 20 UPI -- A Kansas Lottery player said he was shocked when gas station employees tracked him down to return a dropped Mega Millions ticket worth 1 million. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180321/LVB01/180329979&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180321/LVB01/180329981&source=RSS Nation Austin bomber kills himself with explosive device CNNA suspect in a wave of bombing attacks in Austin killed himself inside his car with an explosive device early Wednesday as authorities closed in, police said. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180321/LVB01/180329981&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180320/LVB01/180329993&source=RSS Business On Amazon, a quarter of merchants' sales are cross-border LAS VEGAS Reuters - Amazon. com Inc is making a push for merchants on its website to sell goods into other countries, setting the stage for greater competition with rival marketplaces run by eBay Inc and potentially Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180320/LVB01/180329993&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180320/LVB01/180329994&source=RSS Nation Five bombs in 19 days have Texas police, federal agents scrambling for answers Five bombings in 19 days have left the Texas capital on edge, with Austin police warning the public not to take chances If it looks suspicious -- whether it's a package, box or backpack -- do not approach it. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180320/LVB01/180329994&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180320/LVB01/180329995&source=RSS World India confirms killing of 39 workers kidnapped by IS India has confirmed the deaths of 39 construction workers kidnapped by Islamic State militants IS in Iraq. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180320/LVB01/180329995&source=RSS