Lehigh Valley Business Around the Globe http://www.lvb.com/section/Around-the-Globe Around the Globe News News en-us Copyright 2016 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:04:38 EST Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:04:38 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209895&source=RSS Business Sears' sales and profit continue their downward spiral Sears, the one-time standard bearer for U. S. retail, has posted quarterly losses for more than a year now, and sales continue to slide as the company shutters poorly performing stores. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209895&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209896&source=RSS Nation Two teens arrested in Tennessee wildfires, officials say SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. &#8212 Authorities have made two arrests &#8212 both teenagers &#8212 in last week's deadly wildfires. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209896&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209897&source=RSS World Glencore and Qatar buy 11.3B stake in Russia's largest oil company The Kremlin has announced that commodities trader Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund are together buying a 19. 5 stake in Rosneft, Russia's largest oil company. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209897&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209898&source=RSS Out of the ordinary 112-year-old Nepal woman says she's been smoking for 95 years NUWAKOT, Nepal, Dec. 7 UPI -- A Nepalese woman believed to be the country's oldest at 112 years revealed a surprising fact about her life -- she's been smoking for 95 of them. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161208/LVB01/161209898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209914&source=RSS Business Innovation or a monopoly? ATT, Time Warner go before Senate WASHINGTON AP -- The CEOs of ATT and Time Warner are heading to Capitol Hill in a bid to convince senators that a merger of their two companies will mean innovative new experiences for consumers. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209914&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209915&source=RSS Nation Pearl Harbor survivors gather to mark a moment that changed the world HONOLULU &#8212 Seventy-five years after Japanese forces struck the heart of the U. S. Navy&#8217s Pacific Fleet in a fiery ambush at Pearl Harbor, thousands of veterans, military officials, dignitaries and a dwindling number of survivors will gather Wednesday to remember the loss of life and the start of a war that changed the world. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209915&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209916&source=RSS World Pakistan International Airways flight crashes in north A Pakistan International Airlines PIA flight with more than 40 people on board has crashed in the north of the country. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209916&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209917&source=RSS Out of the ordinary 'Christmas bulb bandit' squirrel steals 150 colorful bulbs in 24 hours SEATTLE, Dec. 5 UPI -- A Seattle woman whose home was targeted by a Christmas light-stealing bulb bandit said she eventually caught the culprit on video -- a neighborhood squirrel. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161207/LVB01/161209917&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161206/LVB01/161209931&source=RSS Business Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for 3.6 billion Verizon Communications Inc VZ. N, the No. 1 U. S. wireless carrier, is selling 29 data centers to Equinix Inc EQIX. O for 3. 6 billion, as the telecom giant focuses on its core business. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161206/LVB01/161209931&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161206/LVB01/161209932&source=RSS Nation Texas sinkhole swallows two cars, killing a sheriff's deputy SAN ANTONIO-- A Bexar County Sheriff's deputy was killed after her car was swallowed by a sinkhole on Sunday night. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:04:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161206/LVB01/161209932&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161206/LVB01/161209933&source=RSS World French Interior Minister Cazeneuve replaces Valls as prime minister French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has been named as prime minister, replacing Manuel Valls, who resigned in order to make a bid for the presidency next year. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:00:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161206/LVB01/161209933&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161206/LVB01/161209934&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Police officer charged with slapping man dressed as bunny HOPATCONG, N. J. AP &#8212 A police officer accused of slapping a man who was wearing a bunny costume and was blowing an air horn inside a police station has been charged with assault. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161206/LVB01/161209934&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161205/LVB01/161209958&source=RSS Business Oil tops 55 for first time in 16 months as OPEC deal fuels buying Brent crude oil rose above 55 a barrel on Monday, trading at a 16-month high, on rising prospects of a tightening market after OPEC agreed a landmark deal to cut production last week. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161205/LVB01/161209958&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161205/LVB01/161209959&source=RSS Nation Oakland warehouse fire death toll reaches 36 more likely OAKLAND &#8212 The death toll from a deadly warehouse fire here rose to 36 and the search for move victims was placed on hold Monday after authorities determined the building was dangerously unstable for firefighters inching through the devastation. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161205/LVB01/161209959&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161205/LVB01/161209960&source=RSS World Bana Alabed, 7-year-old tweeting from Aleppo, goes quiet A 7-year-old girl whose tweets from besieged eastern Aleppo drew worldwide attention has disappeared from the social network amid an army offensive. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161205/LVB01/161209960&source=RSS