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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:01:08 EST Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:01:08 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729872&source=RSS US Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine? LEWISTON, Maine AP -- In the whitest U. S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729872&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729873&source=RSS Business Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 percent, but tops forecasts NEW YORK AP - Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than 10 billion, but results in the most recent quarter still edged analyst expectations. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729873&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729874&source=RSS World Power and hopes for cease-fire fade in Gaza Gaza CNN -- A day earlier, people in Gaza had hope that a cease-fire could be on the horizon. But by Tuesday morning, that hope had flickered out -- along with the lights for many, after Gaza's only power plant was struck. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729874&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729875&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Supporters unveil Hugo Chavez type font CARACAS Reuters - Supporters of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez on Monday unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive - a font for typing in El Comandante's handwriting style. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729875&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729897&source=RSS Business Richard Branson's Virgin America files for IPO Virgin America, the U. S. airline formed by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group seven years ago, has filed for an initial public offering. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729897&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729898&source=RSS US Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire WASHINGTON AP &#8212 If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729899&source=RSS World Downing of MH17 jet in Ukraine may be war crime The downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine may constitute a war crime, the UN's Navi Pillay says. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729899&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729900&source=RSS Out of the ordinary California to have four governors in four days next week SACRAMENTO, Calif. AP &#8212 How many governors does it take to run the state of California? Next week, the answer's four. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729900&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140725/LVB01/140729913&source=RSS US Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. AP &#8212 It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a Tale of Two Arthurs and even the ultimate Greek tragedy, but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140725/LVB01/140729913&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140725/LVB01/140729914&source=RSS Business Amazon plunges 10 percent on big loss Investors are familiar with Amazon's quarterly routine posting huge sales numbers with little or no profit. But they are not shrugging off the loss this quarter. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140725/LVB01/140729914&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140725/LVB01/140729915&source=RSS World 'No survivors' from crash in Mali There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140725/LVB01/140729915&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140725/LVB01/140729916&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Queen photobombs tourists taking 'selfie' GLASGOW, Scotland, July 24 UPI --First there was The Royal Tenenbaums now there's The Royal Photobomb. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140725/LVB01/140729916&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140724/LVB01/140729932&source=RSS Business Facebook soars as Zuckerberg's cash-machine kicks into gear Facebook FB shares are bounding higher this morning after the company posted its fifth straight better-than-expected quarter. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140724/LVB01/140729932&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140724/LVB01/140729933&source=RSS US GM to pay victims at least 400 million General Motors expects to pay between 400 million to 600 million to compensate victims of ifs faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140724/LVB01/140729933&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140724/LVB01/140729934&source=RSS World Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso to Algiers across the Sahara. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140724/LVB01/140729934&source=RSS