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, 02 Sep 2014 22:13:43 EST Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:13:43 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909990&source=RSS Business 1-800-Flowers is buying Harry David An online flower peddler is paying big bucks to branch out to fruit baskets. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909990&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909991&source=RSS US Fast-food workers to launch intensified protests Reuters - McDonald's line cooks, Burger King cashiers and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U. S. plan to walk off the job on Thursday in an ongoing battle with their employers to gain a 15 hourly wage, organizers said on Monday. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909991&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909992&source=RSS World Ecuador volcano increases activity Seismologists in Ecuador say the Tungurahua volcano is showing increased activity. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909992&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909993&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Gamers 'prank' each other by calling in real life SWAT team If the investigation determines that today&#8217s incident was a hoax, those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, say local police. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909993&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829822&source=RSS Business US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent WASHINGTON AP - U. S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed in July. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829822&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829823&source=RSS US 40 million lawsuit slams Ferguson police actions during recent protests CNN -- In a 40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using wanton and excessive force and treating U. S. citizens as if they were war combatants. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829823&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829824&source=RSS World Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff after disasters Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two disasters this year. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829824&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829825&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. AP &#8212 For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks &#8212 some weighing hundreds of pounds &#8212 zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:40:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829825&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829845&source=RSS Business Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source BEIJING Reuters - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829845&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829861&source=RSS US Second-quarter GDP growth revised up to 4.2 percent WASHINGTON Reuters - The U. S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter and details of a report on Thursday pointed to sustainable underlying strength. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829861&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829867&source=RSS World Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub Nigeria has confirmed its first Ebola death outside Lagos &#8211 a doctor in the oil hub of Port Harcourt. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829867&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829872&source=RSS Out of the ordinary From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer AUSTIN Texas Reuters - Beer packaging has just gotten a lot bigger in Texas, where a small brewery is launching a 99-pack of its Peacemaker ale. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829872&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829892&source=RSS Business Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars DETROIT AP - Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829892&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829893&source=RSS US Time Warner Cable comes back from nationwide Internet outage Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's largest cable and broadband providers, suffered an unusual nationwide Internet outage early Wednesday morning, sparking new complaints about the company's service. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:00:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829893&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829894&source=RSS World Islamic State accused of Syria mass atrocities Islamic State militants have committed mass atrocities in Syria, including the recruitment of children as fighters, the United Nations says. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829894&source=RSS