Lehigh Valley Business Around the Globe http://www.lvb.com/section/Around-the-Globe Around the Globe News News en-us Copyright 2018 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:29:58 EST Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:29:58 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181017/LVB01/181019866&source=RSS Business Drug giant Pfizer offers early retirement ahead of layoffs in memo to employees Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is offering early retirement to U. S. workers ahead of layoffs early next year, it announced internally to employees Tuesday. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181017/LVB01/181019866&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181017/LVB01/181019873&source=RSS Nation Mega Millions jumps to 868 million, second-largest jackpot in US history Bad news You didn't win the Mega Millions jackpot. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:00:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181017/LVB01/181019873&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181017/LVB01/181019874&source=RSS World Canada becomes second country to legalize recreational marijuana The first recreational cannabis to be legally bought in Canada was purchased at midnight on Wednesday 0230 GMT on the eastern island of Newfoundland amid queues of hundreds of people. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181017/LVB01/181019874&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181017/LVB01/181019875&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Police find stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless CLEARWATER, Fla. AP &#8212 It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181017/LVB01/181019875&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181016/LVB01/181019902&source=RSS Business Walmart trims profit outlook after Flipkart purchase CNN BusinessWalmart warned investors Tuesday that its acquisition of Flipkart will hurt its quarterly profit. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181016/LVB01/181019902&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181016/LVB01/181019903&source=RSS Nation Paralyzing polio-like condition affecting more children, Maryland Health Department says More possible cases of a rare, polio-like virus have been reported, according to health officials. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181016/LVB01/181019903&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181016/LVB01/181019904&source=RSS World Pressure grows on Saudis over writer Pressure is growing on Saudi Arabia to explain the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met King Salman in Riyadh. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181016/LVB01/181019904&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181016/LVB01/181019905&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Pakistani martial artist cracks 243 walnuts with his head Oct. 12 UPI -- A Pakistani martial artist used his head to crack 243 walnuts, besting a Guinness World Record set earlier this year. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181016/LVB01/181019905&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181015/LVB01/181019919&source=RSS Business US retail sales gain a weak 0.1 percent in August WASHINGTON AP &#8212 U. S. consumer spending edged up a slight 0. 1 percent in September, a disappointing performance in which rebounding auto sales were offset by weakness in other areas. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181015/LVB01/181019919&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181015/LVB01/181019920&source=RSS Nation Air Canada's close call in San Francisco could've been 'worst aviation accident in history' Safety officials say a near collision of airliners in San Francisco last year was a few feet from becoming the worst crash in aviation history. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181015/LVB01/181019920&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181015/LVB01/181019921&source=RSS World Turkey to search Saudi consulate in Istanbul after journalist disappears Turkish officials investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will search Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul later on Monday, the Turkish foreign ministry says. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181015/LVB01/181019921&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181015/LVB01/181019922&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Houston couple creates 'Good Boy' beer for dogs A pair of Houston bar owners who started brewing beer for their ailing canine a few years ago are now selling Good Boy Dog Beer at more than 20 locations. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181015/LVB01/181019922&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181012/LVB01/181019953&source=RSS Business China trade surplus with US widens to record 34.1B BEIJING AP &#8212 China&#8217s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record 34. 1 billion in September as exports to the American market rose by 13 percent over a year earlier despite a worsening tariff war. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181012/LVB01/181019953&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181012/LVB01/181019954&source=RSS Nation Feds blame Colombia gas company for deadly Massachuesetts explosions Federal investigators probing the deadly natural gas explosions that rocked three northern Massachusetts towns last month are blaming faulty work orders given to the work crews by the local utility. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181012/LVB01/181019954&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20181012/LVB01/181019955&source=RSS World South Korea's Moon optimistic about end to Korean War South Korean President Moon Jae-in has told the BBC that it is only a matter of time before the US and North Korea declare an end to their state of war on the Korean peninsula. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20181012/LVB01/181019955&source=RSS