Lehigh Valley Business Around the Globe http://www.lvb.com/section/Around-the-Globe Around the Globe News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:07:03 EST Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:07:03 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029959&source=RSS Business Economy strong enough for small-business owners to sell, retire The Great Recession made it hard to sell a small business. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029959&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029960&source=RSS US Officials warn 500 million financial records hacked WASHINGTON &#8212 Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029960&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029961&source=RSS World news Oscar Pistorius given five years for girlfriend's death South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029961&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029963&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf Reuters - It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence Ebola and Add to Wishlist. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029963&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029986&source=RSS Business Sears looks to raise more cash via rights offering HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. &#8212 Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to 625 million. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029986&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029987&source=RSS US Lorde's 'Royals' song banned in San Francisco for now Even though Lorde sings, &#8220We&#8217ll never be royals&#8230. &#8221 in the chorus of her hit Royals song, two San Francisco radio stations have banned the song from their airwaves &#8211 at least while their town&#8217s beloved San Francisco Giants are taking on the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029987&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029991&source=RSS World Nigeria declared free of Ebola virus Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization WHO says. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029991&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029992&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Creepy clown sightings go nationwide The rash of creepy clown sightings in California appears to have spread nationwide, with reported en-clown-ters in Florida, Indiana and New Mexico. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029992&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019822&source=RSS Business Starbucks workers get raises, new dress code and a snack Starbucks is overhauling its employee manual. The changes include pay raises and an updated dress code for its U. S. employees. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019822&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019826&source=RSS US Consumers plan record 44 percent of holiday shopping on Web U. S. consumers may do more of their spending online than ever before this holiday season, adding pressure on shopping malls already struggling to lure traffic. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019826&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019827&source=RSS World 'No impact' from Ebola help pledges International pledges of help to Africa's Ebola-hit regions have not yet had any impact on the epidemic, a leading medical charity says. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019827&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019831&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man returns home from vacation with spider in stomach SYDNEY Reuters - An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days before being removed. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019831&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141016/LVB01/141019848&source=RSS Business AbbVie board abandons 55 billion Shire merger The board of American drug company AbbVie is walking away from its merger with U. K. rival Shire, making the 55 billion deal the first casualty of the Obama Administration's crackdown on companies seeking to lower their tax bills. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141016/LVB01/141019848&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141016/LVB01/141019850&source=RSS World Rescuers search for trekkers missing in Nepal after blizzards About 140 people have been rescued from Nepal's Himalayan hiking routes, after deadly blizzards struck the region at the height of the climbing season. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141016/LVB01/141019850&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141016/LVB01/141019851&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man attacked by bear, shot by friend and survives CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 15 UPI -- A 56-year-old Canadian man is in stable condition after being mauled by a grizzly bear before being shot by his friend who was trying to save him Sunday. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141016/LVB01/141019851&source=RSS