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, 31 Oct 2014 17:24:59 EST Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:24:59 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039969&source=RSS Business Exxon posts surpising profit jump on refining IRVING, Texas AP -- ExxonMobil Corp. profits rose 3 percent in the third quarter as strong refining performance offset lower revenues from falling oil prices and production. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039969&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039970&source=RSS US After capture, fugitive Eric Frein held at police barracks he allegedly ambushed CNN -- Terrified residents breathed a sigh of relief Friday after police arrested Eric Frein following a long manhunt in northeastern Pennsylvania -- and then held him at the same barracks where he allegedly ambushed state troopers last month. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039970&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039971&source=RSS World French town bans clowns after violent attacks A mayor in the south of France has banned clown disguises for a month, starting on Halloween, after several violent incidents involving teenagers dressed as clowns. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039971&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039972&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Police led to drug suspect by his dog BIRMINGHAM Ala. Reuters - Police in Alabama found a suspected drug dealer who was hiding in tall grass near his home after the man's dog, tail wagging enthusiastically, led officers to him, police said on Thursday. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141031/LVB01/141039972&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039993&source=RSS Business National economy chugging along at 3.5 percent growth Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic activity, increased 3. 5 between July and September over the same period last year, according to the U. S. Commerce Department. It exceeded analysts' expectations and offered more proof of an economy gaining momentum. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039993&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039994&source=RSS US Military plane crashes near California base 1 dead PORT HUENEME, Calif. AP &#8212 A military jet on a training exercise crashed into an agricultural field off the Southern California coast on Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039994&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039995&source=RSS World NATO reports rise in Russia military flights over Europe Nato has reported an unusual increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039995&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039996&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man dressed as Teletubby breaks into home, steals food BETHLEHEM, Pa. AP &#8212 A student accused of breaking into a friend's Pennsylvania home while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume and stealing leftover food is facing charges. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039996&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029834&source=RSS Business How well did the Fed's stimulus work? NEW YORK &#8212 Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. One presidential candidate even suggested that the Federal Reserve chairman should be roughed up. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029834&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029835&source=RSS US Rocket contracted by NASA explodes into fireball CNN -- When a rocket contracted by NASA burst into flames seconds after liftoff, its supplies for the International Space Station disappeared in an orange fireball. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029835&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029836&source=RSS World Zambian President Michael Sata dies in London Zambian President Michael Sata has died at the age of 77 after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, the government says. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029836&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029837&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Firm offers free beer to employees who complete timesheets Minneapolis ad agency is encouraging employees to fill out their timesheets with a machine that trades a completed sheet for a free glass of beer. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029837&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029850&source=RSS US Sheriff defends using officers, armored truck in seizure of elderly couple's home WAUSAU, Wis. &#8211 Marathon County authorities acted appropriately when they sent two dozen officers and an armored vehicle to seize property from an elderly couple in the town of Stettin, Sheriff Scott Parks said Monday in response to critics. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:24:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029850&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029851&source=RSS Business Lowe's debuts customer service robots in store NEW YORK &#8212 Lowe's is testing whether robots can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029851&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029852&source=RSS World Italian president testifies at Mafia trial Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has given evidence at a high-profile anti-Mafia trial in Rome. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029852&source=RSS