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 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:45:34 EST Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:45:34 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141126/LVB01/141129905&source=RSS Business Samsung Electronics to buy back 2 billion in shares South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930. KS on Wednesday announced a 2 billion share buyback plan, its first since 2007, following investor calls for higher returns against a backdrop of rapidly declining profits. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141126/LVB01/141129905&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141126/LVB01/141129906&source=RSS US Protests spread accross nation after Ferguson decision Fire, blocked highways, calls for boycotts and staged die ins in which people pretended to be dead on city sidewalks marked a second night of incendiary protests since the announcement that a grand jury would not indict a Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen this past summer. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141126/LVB01/141129906&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141126/LVB01/141129907&source=RSS World China drafts first national domestic violence law China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence, a move hailed by campaigners as a major step forward. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141126/LVB01/141129907&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141126/LVB01/141129908&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man arrested for brandishing a banana GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. AP &#8212 A man is facing a felony menacing charge after two western Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed a banana at them and they thought it was a gun. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141126/LVB01/141129908&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141125/LVB01/141129922&source=RSS Business Not everybody hates to work on Thanksgiving Sure, some people are angry about the fact that more retailers are opening earlier on Thanksgiving, forcing people to work while their families are having a holiday dinner. But some workers welcome the extra shift. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141125/LVB01/141129922&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141125/LVB01/141129923&source=RSS World Many dead in twin Nigerian blasts Two female suicide bombers have blown themselves up at a crowded market in northern Nigeria's Maiduguri city, killing at least 30 people, witnesses say. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141125/LVB01/141129923&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141125/LVB01/141129924&source=RSS US With no indictment, chaos fills Ferguson streets FERGUSON, Mo. AP &#8212 Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown &#8212 a decision that enraged protesters who set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in the area where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was fatally shot. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141125/LVB01/141129924&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141125/LVB01/141129925&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Siberian police consider deputizing reindeer SALEKHARD, Russia, Nov. 24 UPI -- Santa's crew may soon be presented with a job opportunity during the off-season. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141125/LVB01/141129925&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141124/LVB01/141129948&source=RSS Business Europe to vote on Google breakup proposal Google controls 90 of all Web searches in Europe, giving it unequaled power it doesn't enjoy in the United States. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141124/LVB01/141129948&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141124/LVB01/141129949&source=RSS US Ferguson grand jury evidence may not be released after all ST. LOUIS &#8212 The wait continues for the St. Louis County grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case, but on Sunday KSDK-TV learned that the evidence the panel is hearing may not be released after all. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141124/LVB01/141129949&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141124/LVB01/141129950&source=RSS World Oil price slide and sanctions cost Russia 140B The falling oil price is costing Russia up to 100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by 40bn, its finance minister has said. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141124/LVB01/141129950&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141124/LVB01/141129951&source=RSS Out of the ordinary City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry READING, Pa. AP &#8212 A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141124/LVB01/141129951&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141121/LVB01/141129977&source=RSS Business Gap taking a page from Sears' playbook Gap GPS is getting clobbered this morning after the San Francisco-based basic apparel pioneers posted another disappointing quarter. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141121/LVB01/141129977&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141121/LVB01/141129978&source=RSS US High-skilled immigration fixes are just a band-aid President Obama gave more than a nod to the tech community in his highly anticipated speech on immigration Thursday evening. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:04:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141121/LVB01/141129978&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141121/LVB01/141129979&source=RSS World Zimbabwe crowd stampedes after church service Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141121/LVB01/141129979&source=RSS