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 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:55:29 EST Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:55:29 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180116/LVB01/180119901&source=RSS Business Global carmakers to invest at least 90 billion in electric vehicles Ford Motor Co's plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals 90 billion and is still growing, a Reuters analysis shows. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:24:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180116/LVB01/180119901&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180116/LVB01/180119902&source=RSS Nation Calif. couple charged with abuse for starving, chaining their children Authorities in Riverside County, Calif. say that a husband and wife are in custody after allegedly chaining their children to beds in filthy conditions Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180116/LVB01/180119902&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180116/LVB01/180119903&source=RSS World Colombian motorway bridge collapses, killing nine workers A motorway bridge under construction in Colombia has collapsed, killing at least nine workers and injuring five others. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180116/LVB01/180119903&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180116/LVB01/180119904&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Drunk droning now illegal in New Jersey New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law on Monday making it illegal to fly an unmanned drone aircraft after too many drinks, a spokesman said on the Republican's last day in office. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180116/LVB01/180119904&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180115/LVB01/180119928&source=RSS Business SoftBank may split in two to focus on tech bets Masayoshi Son made a name for himself with blockbuster bets on companies like Alibaba and Uber. But the next big move by the billionaire founder of SoftBank could be much closer to home. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180115/LVB01/180119928&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180115/LVB01/180119929&source=RSS Nation 50 rescued from Gulf Coast casino boat fire Rescuers near Port Richey, Fla. , rescued about 50 people &#8212 including more than one dozen from the water &#8212 after a casino boat caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said Sunday. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180115/LVB01/180119929&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180115/LVB01/180119930&source=RSS World Baghdad double suicide attack kills many At least 35 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources say, the second attack in three days. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180115/LVB01/180119930&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180115/LVB01/180119931&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Arizona woman uses pencil to play 'Star Wars' music An Arizona Star Wars fan is going viral after performing songs from the films using an unusual musical medium -- a pencil, paper and math equation. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180115/LVB01/180119931&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180112/LVB01/180119944&source=RSS Business Facebook shares slip after News Feed overhaul Reuters - Shares of Facebook Inc FB. O fell 4 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform&#8217s centerpiece News Feed that he said would hit user engagement in the near term. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180112/LVB01/180119944&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180112/LVB01/180119945&source=RSS Nation California mudslide evacuation zones expanded as searches continue As teams frantically searched areas of Southern California smothered by rivers of mud and boulders, officials on Thursday increased the size of the evacuation zones. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180112/LVB01/180119945&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180112/LVB01/180119946&source=RSS World Breakthrough in Germany coalition talks German politicians have achieved a breakthrough in talks aimed at forming a new coalition government. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180112/LVB01/180119946&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180112/LVB01/180119947&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Storm blew historic building to Canada Maine wants it back LUBEC, Maine AP &#8212 A fishing-industry building on the U. S. National Register of Historic Places is half-submerged in waters near a Canadian island, and conservationists fear it could disintegrate before legal tangles are resolved. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180112/LVB01/180119947&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180111/LVB01/180119974&source=RSS Business Xerox surges after report of merger talks with Japan's Fujifilm Xerox Corp. shares surged in premarket trading Thursday following a report in The Wall Street Journal that linked it to a merger with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp. amid pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to boost returns for the the photocopying and printing icon. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180111/LVB01/180119974&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180111/LVB01/180119975&source=RSS Nation At least 17 dead, 100 homes destroyed in Southern California mudslides Search and rescue efforts intensified Wednesday for hundreds of Montecito residents feared trapped in their homes after deadly walls of mud and debris roared down California hillsides stripped of vegetation by recent ferocious wildfires. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180111/LVB01/180119975&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20180111/LVB01/180119976&source=RSS World Nigel Farage warming to second EU referendum Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he is close to backing a second EU referendum to end the whinging and whining of anti-Brexit campaigners. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20180111/LVB01/180119976&source=RSS