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 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:59:59 EST Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:59:59 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151007/LVB01/151009887&source=RSS Nation Two missing as floodwaters persist in South Carolina Reuters - Rescuers searched early Wednesday for two people missing in floodwaters in South Carolina, while authorities urged residents in hundreds of homes to seek higher ground as a dam threatened to fail. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151007/LVB01/151009887&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151007/LVB01/151009888&source=RSS World Russian warships launch rockets on Islamic State in Syria Four Russian warships in the Caspian Sea launched 26 rockets at Islamic State in Syria which hit their targets, Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and President Vladimir Putin said in a joint television appearance on Wednesday. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:29:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151007/LVB01/151009888&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151007/LVB01/151009890&source=RSS Business Monsanto posts 4Q loss, to eliminate 2,600 jobs to cut costs ST LOUIS AP -- Monsanto Co. says it will eliminate 2,600 employees as part of a cost-saving plan as it reported a loss for the fourth quarter amid falling sales of its biotech seeds and herbicides. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151007/LVB01/151009890&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151007/LVB01/151009892&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Fugitive found hiding in portable toilet EUGENE, Ore. AP &#8212 A woman wanted on identity theft charges has been arrested in Oregon after a construction worker lifted the lid of a portable toilet to find her hiding inside. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151007/LVB01/151009892&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151006/LVB01/151009908&source=RSS Business BP settles final Gulf oil spill claims for 20 billion Oil giant BP will pay out more than 20 billion to settle claims against it for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151006/LVB01/151009908&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151006/LVB01/151009909&source=RSS Nation Boy, 11, accused of killing 8-year-old girl with shotgun WHITE PINE, Tenn. &#8212 An 11-year-old boy is charged with murder after he fatally shot his 8-year-old neighbor, police said, and neighbors say it was because the girl wouldn't let him see her dog. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151006/LVB01/151009909&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151006/LVB01/151009910&source=RSS World Millions more refugees could flee Syria, Turkey warns EU Turkey has warned the EU that millions more refugees could flee Syria as the civil war intensifies, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151006/LVB01/151009910&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151006/LVB01/151009911&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Montana hunter fends off grizzly by sticking arm into its throat Reuters - A hunter tracking elk in the Montana mountains said he fended off an attacking grizzly bear by shoving his arm into its throat to induce a gag reflex that would frighten it away, according to state wildlife managers. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151006/LVB01/151009911&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151005/LVB01/151009942&source=RSS Business Futures rise on fading chances of rate hike this year U. S. stock index futures rose on Monday, after Friday's tepid U. S. jobs data raised fresh doubts if the economy was strong enough to absorb an interest rate increase this year. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151005/LVB01/151009942&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151005/LVB01/151009943&source=RSS Nation South Carolina set for another desperate day with historic flooding Much of South Carolina was gripped by floodwaters early Monday, as emergency responders promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after days of torrential rain. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151005/LVB01/151009943&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151005/LVB01/151009944&source=RSS World Turkish jets intercept Russian plane Turkish F-16 fighter jets were scrambled after a Russian warplane violated Turkey's air space on Saturday, the foreign ministry said. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151005/LVB01/151009944&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151005/LVB01/151009945&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Pork roll company fired employee for passing gas TRENTON, N. J. AP &#8212 One of New Jersey's top pork roll makers is being sued by the wife of an employee who she says was fired for passing too much gas in the office. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151005/LVB01/151009945&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151002/LVB01/151009974&source=RSS Nation After shooting, angry Obama blasts U.S. gun politics President Barack Obama angrily said on Thursday America had made a political choice to allow mass shootings like the one in Oregon to occur and blasted the National Rifle Association NRA lobby group for blocking reform of U. S. gun laws. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:04:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151002/LVB01/151009974&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151002/LVB01/151009975&source=RSS World Russia says terrorists are target of Syrian airstrikes CNNRussia's airstrikes in Syria do not go beyond ISIL ISIS, al Nusra or other terrorist groups recognized by the United Nations Security Council or Russian law, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 08:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151002/LVB01/151009975&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20151002/LVB01/151009976&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Medical groups note sharp rise in beard transplants NEW YORK, Oct. 1 UPI -- Beard transplant surgeries are on the rise worldwide, with one New York doctor saying he performs about three of the procedures each week. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151002/LVB01/151009976&source=RSS