Lehigh Valley Business Around the Globe http://www.lvb.com/section/Around-the-Globe Around the Globe News News en-us Copyright 2019 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sun, 17 Feb 2019 02:27:17 EST Sun, 17 Feb 2019 02:27:17 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219896&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man who suffocated an attacking mountain lion describes fight for his life As 31-year-old Travis Kauffman thrashed at the bottom of a gully, wrestling with a mountain lion that wouldn't let go of his wrist, the Colorado man realized it might be his last day alive. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219896&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219897&source=RSS World U.S. and Iceland boost trade ties, discuss Arctic security The United States and Iceland have agreed to set up formal economic channels to boost trade and business investment, the countries&#8217 top diplomats said on Friday. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219897&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219898&source=RSS Nation Trump declares national emergency to unlock billions for wall President Donald Trump said Friday he will sign a national emergency declaration to address the situation on the southern border, while claiming that his actions are consistent with those of his predecessors. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219899&source=RSS Business Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly 3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219899&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219916&source=RSS Out of the ordinary You can now legally wager on the Academy Awards #8212 so long as you're in New Jersey It's taken almost a century, but the 91st presentation of the Academy Awards on February 24 will mark the very first time that licensed U. S. sportsbooks will have a green light from state regulators to offer wagering on the Oscars, or any entertainment awards. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219916&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219917&source=RSS World U.S.-China trade teams far apart on reform demands, sources say The U. S. and China have made little progress so far during trade talks in Beijing, leaving much work to be done before President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping look to seal a deal at a yet-to-be scheduled summit, according to people familiar with discussions. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219917&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219919&source=RSS Nation U.S. retail sales post largest drop since 2009 jobless claims up U. S. retail sales recorded their biggest drop in more than nine years in December as receipts fell across the board, suggesting a sharp slowdown in economic activity at the end of 2018. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219919&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219920&source=RSS Business Amazon says it will not build a headquarters in New York after mounting opposition Amazon says it will not build a headquarters in New York following mounting opposition, the company said in a statement Thursday. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219920&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190213/LVB01/190219938&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Chuck E. Cheese's swears it does not sell pizzas made of leftover slices On Monday, popular YouTuber Shane Dawson shared a video, as part of his &#8220Conspiracy Series,&#8221 in which he suggests that the family entertainment center serves pizzas made from leftover slices and that he has the pie pictures to make you go hmm. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190213/LVB01/190219938&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190213/LVB01/190219940&source=RSS Business Boardrooms gain women as minorities still lag In America's corporate boardrooms, diversity is making uneven progress Women increasingly are pulling up a chair while racial and ethnic minorities still rarely get seats at the table. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190213/LVB01/190219940&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190213/LVB01/190219941&source=RSS World What the 'El Chapo' Guzmn verdict means for the powerful Sinaloa cartel The verdict in the trial of the once-powerful leader of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel will have little impact on the operations of the world's largest drug trafficking organization or the tons of narcotics it smuggles into the United States, according to experts. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190213/LVB01/190219941&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190213/LVB01/190219942&source=RSS Nation Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for John McCain's Senate seat Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U. S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain&#8217s last term in the U. S. Senate. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190213/LVB01/190219942&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190212/LVB01/190219956&source=RSS Out of the ordinary The Weather Channel arrives in the Lehigh Valley #8212 and so does the snow and ice The jokes outside of Allentown's PPL Center on Tuesday morning included some whispers about the men in the big blue coats. None of the men was Jim Cantore, but big blue coats symbolized The Weather Channel nonetheless. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190212/LVB01/190219956&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190212/LVB01/190219957&source=RSS World UK's May seeks more time to find Brexit deal Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers on Tuesday to hold their nerve over Brexit and give her more time to negotiate a deal acceptable to both the European Union and the British parliament. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190212/LVB01/190219957&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190212/LVB01/190219958&source=RSS Nation Lawmakers have a tentative deal to avoid a shutdown #8212 but Trump isn't backing it just yet Congressional negotiators said they reached a tentative deal Monday to fund the government and avoid another shutdown. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:40:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190212/LVB01/190219958&source=RSS