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, 11 Dec 2018 17:32:40 EST Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:32:40 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181211/LVB01/181219970&source=RSS Business China moves on U.S. car tariff cut Trump tweeted about China is moving toward cutting its trade-war tariffs on imported U. S. -made cars, a step already claimed by President Donald Trump as a concession won during trade talks in Argentina. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181211/LVB01/181219970&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181211/LVB01/181219971&source=RSS Nation Verizon to take about 2B in charges for planned layoffs Verizon Communications Inc VZ. N will take a charge of 1. 8 billion to 2. 1 billion in the current quarter as nearly half of the layoffs announced on Monday will come into effect in December, the U. S. wireless carried said here. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181211/LVB01/181219971&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181211/LVB01/181219972&source=RSS World President of France promises wage rise France's President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protests. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181211/LVB01/181219972&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181211/LVB01/181219973&source=RSS Out of the ordinary This Chinese city is feeding garbage to a billion cockroaches to combat waste In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181211/LVB01/181219973&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181210/LVB01/181219989&source=RSS Nation JPMorgan, Bank Of America detect hints of a U.S. recession looming in 2019 Wall Street&#8217s biggest banks are scouring U. S. data for signals of an impending recession. On balance, they&#8217ve been finding that a 2019 downturn still isn&#8217t likely -- though it&#8217s becoming slightly more so. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181210/LVB01/181219989&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181210/LVB01/181219990&source=RSS Business Nissan, former chairman, charged with underreporting pay Japanese media reported Monday that prosecutors have added to charges against Nissan&#8217s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, extending his detention following his arrest on Nov. 19. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181210/LVB01/181219990&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181210/LVB01/181219991&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Giant spool rolls through traffic on Houston highway Drivers on a Houston highway had to think fast to get out of the way of a giant spool that fell from a truck and went rolling through traffic. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181210/LVB01/181219991&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181210/LVB01/181219992&source=RSS World Prime minister expected to delay key Brexit vote Theresa May is to call off Tuesday's crucial vote on her Brexit deal in the face of what was expected to be a significant defeat by Tory rebels. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:43:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181210/LVB01/181219992&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181207/LVB01/181209913&source=RSS Business Volkswagen says can build up to 15 million cars on electric car platform FRANKFURT Reuters - Volkswagen VOWGp. DE on Friday said it can build up to 15 million electric cars using its new MEB vehicle platform, revealing the extent of the carmaker's push to mass produce zero-emission vehicles. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181207/LVB01/181209913&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181207/LVB01/181209914&source=RSS Nation Tennessee electrocutes second inmate in 2 months NASHVILLE, Tenn. AP &#8212 A Tennessee inmate became the second person to die in the state&#8217s electric chair in just over a month Thursday, nearly two decades after Tennessee adopted lethal injection as its preferred method of execution. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181207/LVB01/181209914&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181207/LVB01/181209915&source=RSS Germany's Merkel bids emotional farewell to party German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given an emotional farewell speech to her ruling Christian Democrats CDU, as she steps down as party leader. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181207/LVB01/181209915&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181207/LVB01/181209916&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Overwhelmed boy crawls away from Queen Elizabeth Dec. 6 UPI -- A 9-year-old boy became so overwhelmed meeting Queen Elizabeth that he dropped to the floor and crawled out of the room. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181207/LVB01/181209916&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181206/LVB01/181209930&source=RSS Business Lyft files confidential plans for an IPO Lyft has taken a long-expected step toward going public. The ride-hailing service filed a confidential IPO proposal to the SEC Thursday. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181206/LVB01/181209930&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181206/LVB01/181209931&source=RSS Nation Class-action lawsuit alleges deadly California wildfire was caused by Pacific Gas Electric The utility company operating in the heart of the region devastated by the deadly Camp Fire in California was named Wednesday as the target of a class-action lawsuit, which alleged Pacific Gas Electric bears responsibility for the unprecedented disaster. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181206/LVB01/181209931&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181206/LVB01/181209932&source=RSS World 'Milestone' Yemen peace talks begin Peace talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen, described by the UN special envoy as an important milestone, have started in Sweden. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181206/LVB01/181209932&source=RSS