Lehigh Valley Business Around the Globe http://www.lvb.com/section/Around-the-Globe Around the Globe News News en-us Copyright 2016 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:47:44 EST Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:47:44 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160205/LVB01/160209916&source=RSS Business U.S. banks targeted by activist investors on merger wave hopes Activist investors are putting the U. S. banking sector in their crosshairs, betting that headwinds whipping through the industry will accelerate consolidation among lenders. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160205/LVB01/160209916&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160205/LVB01/160209917&source=RSS Nation NFL cheerleaders scoring victories in labor lawsuits SAN FRANCISCO &#8212 Not far from Super Bowl 50 festivities, NFL cheerleaders have inspired a battle cry. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:04:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160205/LVB01/160209917&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160205/LVB01/160209918&source=RSS World Changes in French spelling cause uproar The Academie Francaise proposed changes in 1990, including the deletion of the circumflex accent &#710 and hyphens in some words, but they were optional. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160205/LVB01/160209918&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160205/LVB01/160209919&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Cat burglar steals actual cat TROY, Vt. AP &#8212 Vermont State Police have arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with taking a cat from a home. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160205/LVB01/160209919&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160204/LVB01/160209931&source=RSS Business Credit Suisse shares crash to 25-year low Credit Suisse shares plunged to a 25-year low after the bank slumped to its first annual loss since 2008 and said it would cut 4,000 jobs. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160204/LVB01/160209931&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160204/LVB01/160209932&source=RSS Nation Fla. gov declares Zika health emergency in four counties FORT MYERS, Fla. &#8212 Gov. Rick Scott has declared a public health emergency in four Florida counties that have identified cases of Zika virus infections. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160204/LVB01/160209932&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160204/LVB01/160209933&source=RSS World Donors pledge billions for Syrian refugees Billions of dollars have been pledged in aid for refugees from war-torn Syria on the first day of a donor conference. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160204/LVB01/160209933&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160204/LVB01/160209934&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Was it really woolly mammoth on the menu? When members of the Explorers Club gathered for their lavish annual dinner in New York City in 1951, one account said they feasted on meat from a prehistoric wooly mammoth that had been preserved in a glacier. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160204/LVB01/160209934&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160203/LVB01/160209948&source=RSS Nation Winter storm buries parts of Midwest sets off tornadoes in Deep South CNNSure it's the Midwest, but every once in a while a storm comes along that tests the hardy folks of America's heartland. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160203/LVB01/160209948&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160203/LVB01/160209949&source=RSS Business CVS launches rebranding of Target Pharmacy Their corporate logos share colors, their aisles share similar products &#8212 and now they&#8217ll share floor space. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160203/LVB01/160209949&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160203/LVB01/160209950&source=RSS World Australia's offshore asylum policy ruled legal by High Court Australia's High Court has ruled that the government's policy of detaining asylum seekers offshore is legal. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160203/LVB01/160209950&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160203/LVB01/160209951&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Proposal would pay people stipends not to commit crimes WASHINGTON AP &#8212 They say crime doesn't pay, but that might not be entirely true in the District of Columbia as lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160203/LVB01/160209951&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160202/LVB01/160209972&source=RSS Business FireEye buys fellow cybersecurity firm Invotas Cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. has purchased Invotas International Corp. , which was spun off from CSG Systems International Inc. late last year. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160202/LVB01/160209972&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160202/LVB01/160209973&source=RSS Nation Furry forecaster Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring Get ready for an early spring. At least, that&#8217s what Punxsutawney Phil says. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 08:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160202/LVB01/160209973&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160202/LVB01/160209974&source=RSS World Air strikes hit Islamic State radio station in Afghanistan US air strikes in eastern Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station used by the Islamic State militant group, US and Afghan officials say. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160202/LVB01/160209974&source=RSS