Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:53:41 EST Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:53:41 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739989&source=RSS Boyle wraps up 2.4M Souderton dealership renovation, expansion Boyle Construction of Allentown has completed a 2. 4 million renovation and expansion at Faulkner-Ciocca Ford facility in Souderton. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739989&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739992&source=RSS Allentown, Bethlehem may be out of contention for Stone Brewing Co. expansion California-based Stone Brewing Co. plans to announce a decision on a new East Coast facility within 30 to 90 days, a spokeswoman said. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739992&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739993&source=RSS Business Toyota remains at top in sales after first half KYO AP -- Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U. S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739993&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739994&source=RSS US Economy bounces back sharply What a relief. The deep economic contraction earlier this year was temporary after all. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:04:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739994&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739995&source=RSS World UN says Israel attacked Gaza shelter Israel attacked a UN-run school housing refugees in Gaza despite warnings that civilians were there, the UN has said. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739995&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739996&source=RSS Out of the ordinary More mysterious craters found in Russia's remote Siberia region MOSCOW Reuters - Two more craters of unknown origin have been spotted in Russia's Siberia region, weeks after a similar-looking hole was found in the isolated northernmost area, a local paper reported. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140730/LVB01/140739996&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729871&source=RSS Clash threatens Allentown's Americus hotel renovation Albert Abdouche promises his 13. 2 million plan will help the long-vacant Americus Center recapture the grandeur that once made it Allentown's most elegant hotel. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729871&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729872&source=RSS US Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine? LEWISTON, Maine AP -- In the whitest U. S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729872&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729873&source=RSS Business Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 percent, but tops forecasts NEW YORK AP - Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than 10 billion, but results in the most recent quarter still edged analyst expectations. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729873&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729874&source=RSS World Power and hopes for cease-fire fade in Gaza Gaza CNN -- A day earlier, people in Gaza had hope that a cease-fire could be on the horizon. But by Tuesday morning, that hope had flickered out -- along with the lights for many, after Gaza's only power plant was struck. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729874&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729875&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Supporters unveil Hugo Chavez type font CARACAS Reuters - Supporters of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez on Monday unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive - a font for typing in El Comandante's handwriting style. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140729/LVB01/140729875&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729896&source=RSS Stephens Funeral Home breaks ground The Stephens Funeral Home Family recently announced that they have officially broken ground, signifying the start of construction of their new funeral home set to open during the fall of 2014, and will be located at 310 Krocks Road, Allentown, near Country Meadows of Allentown, Resurrection Cemetery and less than half of a mile from the Route 222. . . Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729896&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729897&source=RSS Business Richard Branson's Virgin America files for IPO Virgin America, the U. S. airline formed by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group seven years ago, has filed for an initial public offering. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729897&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729898&source=RSS US Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire WASHINGTON AP &#8212 If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729899&source=RSS World Downing of MH17 jet in Ukraine may be war crime The downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine may constitute a war crime, the UN's Navi Pillay says. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140728/LVB01/140729899&source=RSS