Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2016 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:50:09 EST Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:50:09 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161024/LVB01/161029950&source=RSS N.J. Republican lawmakers push for repeal of 23-cent gas tax hike TRENTON &#8212 Less than a week after a 23-cent gasoline tax was signed into law, two Republican state senators have introduced a bill to repeal it. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161024/LVB01/161029950&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161024/LVB01/161029951&source=RSS Business A merged ATT-Time Warner may not do consumers much good NEW YORK AP -- ATT and Time Warner are playing up how their 85. 4 billion merger will lead to innovative new experiences for customers. But analysts, public-interest groups and some politicians are far from convinced. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161024/LVB01/161029951&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161024/LVB01/161029952&source=RSS Nation Investigators continue to probe deadly California bus crash PALM SPRINGS, Calif. &#8212 Investigators continue to work Monday to determine what caused one of the deadliest crashes in California in recent years. Thirteen people were killed Sunday after a tour bus slammed into the back of a big rig on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs while traveling to Los Angeles from a casino near the Salton Sea. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161024/LVB01/161029952&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161024/LVB01/161029953&source=RSS World France begins to clear Calais camp More than 1,200 police and officials in France have begun an operation to clear the Jungle migrant camp in Calais. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161024/LVB01/161029953&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161024/LVB01/161029954&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Chile's president forgets to sign name at voting booth, leaves behind ID Chilean President Michelle Bachelet had a rocky go of voting in the nation's local elections on Sunday, having to return to the polls twice after leaving her ID behind and forgetting to sign her name. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161024/LVB01/161029954&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029967&source=RSS Business U.S. mall investors set to lose billions as retail gloom deepens ReutersIFR - The dramatic shift to online shopping that has crushed U. S. department stores in recent years now threatens the investors who a decade ago funded the vast expanse of brick and mortar emporiums that many Americans no longer visit. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029967&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029968&source=RSS Nation Former top Christie aide set to testify in Bridgegate trial NEWARK &#8212 After three years of virtual silence since sending the infamous &#8220time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee&#8221 email, Bridget Anne Kelly is about to have her say in court. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029968&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029969&source=RSS World IS strikes back in northern Iraq Islamic State IS militants have mounted a ferocious counter-attack in north Iraq, killing at least 19 people in and around the city of Kirkuk. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029969&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029970&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Bank places 100 'lucky pennies' across US worth 1,000 each DETROIT AP &#8212 Stopping to pick up a stray penny off the ground may not seem worth the effort, yet one bank is trying to change that mindset by placing 100 fake pennies across the country worth 1,000 apiece. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029970&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029973&source=RSS New Shepherd Hills Golf Club owner wants to sell development rights to Lower Macungie WESCOSVILLE &#8212 The incoming owner of the Shepherd Hills Golf Club has offered to sell Lower Macungie Township the right to restrict future development on the property. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161021/LVB01/161029973&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029986&source=RSS South Whitehall to sell police cars, equipment SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP. , Pa. - South Whitehall Township plans to auction vehicles and equipment that are beyond repair and no longer worth fixing. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029986&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029987&source=RSS Business Facebook plans 'thousands' of drones in next decade Facebook plans to launch thousands of its internet-beaming drones within the next decade, according to the head of the company&#8217s aviation team. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029987&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029988&source=RSS Nation Growing calls for railroad probe in wake of station crash TRENTON, N. J. AP -- New Jersey's commuter railroad is facing growing calls for more scrutiny at federal and state levels amid questions about its safety after one of its trains crashed into a station last month, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029988&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029989&source=RSS World Ethiopia detains 1,600 under state of emergency The Ethiopian authorities have detained 1,600 people as they try to boost security under the state of emergency, a government minister has told the BBC. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029989&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029990&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Stray kitten interrupts Turkish news broadcast DENIZLI, Turkey, Oct. 19 UPI -- A kitten became an unexpected guest on a morning news program in Turkey after wandering into the studio. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161020/LVB01/161029990&source=RSS