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 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:21:51 EST Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:21:51 EST 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 stampede 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 http://www.lvb.com/article/20141121/LVB01/141129980&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Poo-powered bus takes to the streets in Britain BATH, England, Nov. 20 UPI -- The sewage company behind Britain's first poo-powered Bio-Bus said the vehicle can run up to 186 miles on one tank of fuel from human and food waste. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141121/LVB01/141129980&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141120/LVB01/141129993&source=RSS US Gunman shoots three students at Florida State, is killed TALLAHASSEE &#8212 Three students were shot early Thursday at a Florida State University library before campus police killed the gunman, Tallahassee police said. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141120/LVB01/141129993&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141120/LVB01/141129994&source=RSS Business Dollar Tree quarterly same-store sales grow most since 2011 Dollar Tree's net income rose 6 percent to 133 million, or 64 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Nov. 1. Net sales rose 11 percent to 2. 1 billion. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141120/LVB01/141129994&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141120/LVB01/141129995&source=RSS World North Korea responds to UN with nuclear test threat North Korea has threatened to conduct a nuclear test in response to a United Nations move towards a probe into the country's human rights violations. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:00:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141120/LVB01/141129995&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141120/LVB01/141129996&source=RSS Out of the ordinary 'Street Pong' passes the time at German crosswalk HILDESHEIM, Germany, Nov. 19 UPI -- An intersection in a northern German city has become the first to allow pedestrians to face off in a Street Pong video game while waiting for a walk signal. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141120/LVB01/141129996&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141119/LVB01/141119837&source=RSS Business Senate defeats Keystone XL pipeline The Democrat-controlled Senate failed to gather the 60 votes it needed to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141119/LVB01/141119837&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141119/LVB01/141119838&source=RSS US Snowstorms, frigid temps hammer half of the nation death toll reaches five CNN -- Snowstorms and record low temperatures whacked much of the country this week -- and there's more havoc coming Wednesday. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141119/LVB01/141119838&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141119/LVB01/141119839&source=RSS World UK to lead moon landing funded by public contributions A British-led consortium has outlined its plans to land a robotic probe on the Moon in 10 years' time. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141119/LVB01/141119839&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141119/LVB01/141119840&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Sanitation workers find ring flushed down toilet by child UNION CITY, Calif. AP &#8212 Sanitation workers have returned an heirloom diamond and sapphire ring to a San Francisco Bay Area family whose 3-year-old son flushed it down the toilet. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141119/LVB01/141119840&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141118/LVB01/141119856&source=RSS US Four workers die, one hurt in Texas chemical plant leak CNN -- Four workers were killed Saturday after a chemical leak at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas, on the eastern outskirts of Houston, plant manager Randall Clements said. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141118/LVB01/141119856&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141118/LVB01/141119857&source=RSS Business Apple may become first 1 trillion company Apple is currently worth close to 670 billion. That&#8217s more valuable than any other company in the SP 500. Microsoft is Number 2 at 409 billion. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141118/LVB01/141119857&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141118/LVB01/141119858&source=RSS World Palestinians kill Israeli worshippers at Jerusalem synagogue Four Israelis have been killed and eight injured as two men armed with a pistol and meat cleavers attacked a West Jerusalem synagogue, police say. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141118/LVB01/141119858&source=RSS