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 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 03:20:27 EST Wed, 01 Jun 2016 03:20:27 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160531/LVB01/160539989&source=RSS Business KeyCorp bid for First Niagara faces scrutiny over bias probe KeyCorp's 4. 1 billion bid to buy First Niagara Financial Group Inc. is facing scrutiny over a U. S. investigation into First Niagara's minority-lending practices, according to two people familiar with the matter. Tue, 31 May 2016 09:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160531/LVB01/160539989&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160531/LVB01/160539990&source=RSS Nation Two electrically shocked in swimming pools over Memorial Day weekend Two people were hospitalized in two separate incidents over the weekend after suffering electrical shock in swimming pools, according to local officials Tue, 31 May 2016 09:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160531/LVB01/160539990&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160531/LVB01/160539991&source=RSS World North Korea missile test launch off east coast 'fails' North Korea has attempted to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say. Tue, 31 May 2016 08:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160531/LVB01/160539991&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160531/LVB01/160539992&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' lair listed on AirBNB NEW YORK, May 27 UPI -- An AirBNB listing is offering fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the opportunity to spend a night in the reptilian crime fighters' secret lair. Tue, 31 May 2016 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160531/LVB01/160539992&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160527/LVB01/160529881&source=RSS Business Sears posts wider loss, looks at options for Kenmore, others NEW YORK AP -- Long-struggling retailer Sears says it plans to try to leverage its strongest brands like Kenmore and Craftsman to help sustain itself as it posted a larger first-quarter loss Thursday and said sales fell at its Kmart and namesake stores. Fri, 27 May 2016 09:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160527/LVB01/160529881&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160527/LVB01/160529882&source=RSS Nation Drug-resistant superbug hits U.S. CNNThe United States' first known case of a superbug that cannot be killed by a last resort-style kind of antibiotic was detailed in a report by the U. S. Department of Defense on Thursday. Fri, 27 May 2016 08:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160527/LVB01/160529882&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160527/LVB01/160529883&source=RSS World North Korea could be linked to cyberattacks on banks, security firm says A top cybersecurity firm is investigating whether North Korea could be linked to attacks on banks in recent months. Fri, 27 May 2016 08:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160527/LVB01/160529883&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160527/LVB01/160529884&source=RSS Out of the ordinary 19th century boat found under New Jersey home HIGHLANDS, N. J. , May 26 UPI -- Construction crews discovered a large 19th century wooden boat underneath a New Jersey woman's home. Fri, 27 May 2016 08:40:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160527/LVB01/160529884&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160526/LVB01/160529899&source=RSS Business Apple supplier replaced 60,000 workers with robots China's labor-intensive industries have been rapidly shifting toward jobs-killing automation in recent years, with a world-leading 16 percent rise in industrial-robot sales last year alone. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160526/LVB01/160529899&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160526/LVB01/160529900&source=RSS Nation Americans are fatter than ever, CDC finds CNNThe results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging -- more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years -- the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of obesity and diabetes. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160526/LVB01/160529900&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160526/LVB01/160529901&source=RSS World French labor strikers step up action France is being hit by serious disruption as unions lead strike action at oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports and transport hubs. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160526/LVB01/160529901&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160526/LVB01/160529902&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Pennsylvania county jail kept inmate 17 months too long The Lancaster County commissioners said the inmate doesn't want to be identified. But they say the inmate was supposed to be released in November 2014, but wasn't released until last month. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:30:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160526/LVB01/160529902&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160525/LVB01/160529916&source=RSS Business Microsoft streamlines smartphone business with 1,850 layoffs Microsoft has announced the latest of a series of huge job cuts in its mobile phone division, this time laying off 1,850 staff at a cost of almost 1 billion as part of what it called &#8220streamlining&#8221 its smartphone ambitions. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:43:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160525/LVB01/160529916&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160525/LVB01/160529917&source=RSS Nation TSA looks at automated bins, real-time data to deal with lengthy lines McLEAN, Va. &#8211 Desperate to squelch sharp criticism for mismanaging airport checkpoints, the head of the Transportation Security Administration says the agency will post up-to-the-minute wait times by mid-June and will test an automated bin-moving system designed to get travelers through Wed, 25 May 2016 08:40:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160525/LVB01/160529917&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160525/LVB01/160529918&source=RSS World Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour The Afghan Taliban have announced a new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160525/LVB01/160529918&source=RSS