Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:15:03 EST Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:15:03 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/LVB01/150409992&source=RSS Is saving 10 million in 2014 Lehigh County budget good news or bad? Lehigh County began 2014 facing a 7. 8 million budget deficit, which officials intended to avert by dipping into the county&#8217s cash reserves. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/LVB01/150409992&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/LVB01/150409993&source=RSS Business Wal-Mart ups pressure on suppliers to cut prices Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is increasing the pressure on suppliers to cut the cost of their products, in an effort to regain the mantle of low-price leader and turn around its sluggish U. S. sales. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/LVB01/150409993&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/LVB01/150409994&source=RSS US Republican 2016 hopefuls back Indiana's 'religious freedom' law Washington CNNJeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and Ben Carson are rushing to defend Indiana's religious freedom law, standing with social conservatives on a measure that opponents have said opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/LVB01/150409994&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/LVB01/150409995&source=RSS World At least nine dead as fatal storms hit Germany and Austria At least nine people have been killed in gales that have battered Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/LVB01/150409995&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/LVB01/150409996&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man accused of posing as officer to cut into fast-food line ODESSA, Texas AP &#8212 A West Texas man has been charged with impersonating an officer by using sirens and flashing lights to skip to the head of the drive-thru line at a fast-food restaurant. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:43:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/LVB01/150409996&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150331/LVB01/150339960&source=RSS Bethlehem official Moravian Book Shop looking to expand, not leave Moravian Book Shop is considering a second location in Allentown, not looking to move there entirely, Bethlehem Community and Economic Development Director Alicia Karner said Monday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150331/LVB01/150339960&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150331/LVB01/150339961&source=RSS Business Comcast to form new company with CFO Michael Angelakis Reuters - Comcast Corp CMCSA. O, the largest U. S. cable operator, said it would form a new company with its chief financial officer, Michael Angelakis, to invest in and focus on operating growth-oriented companies both in the United States and international markets. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150331/LVB01/150339961&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150331/LVB01/150339962&source=RSS US Nine Ind. CEOs call for changes to 'religious freedom' law INDIANAPOLIS &#8212 A who's who of central Indiana corporate leaders called on Gov. Mike Pence and legislative leaders to reform the newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act so it can't be used to justify discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:04:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150331/LVB01/150339962&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150331/LVB01/150339963&source=RSS World 'Good chance' of Iran nuclear deal Russia's foreign minister has said prospects of a preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear programme are very good on the final day of negotiations. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:00:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150331/LVB01/150339963&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150330/LVB01/150339983&source=RSS Concrete chunk falls nine stories from cornice of Alpha Building in Easton A piece of the concrete dentil cornice along the top of the Alpha Building in Easton broke off and slammed into the sidewalk more than 100 feet below. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:24:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150330/LVB01/150339983&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150330/LVB01/150339985&source=RSS Business Chinese-owned Volvo to open first American car factory Volvo will build its first car plant in the U. S. , hoping to reverse a decline in sales in the world's second biggest auto market. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150330/LVB01/150339985&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150330/LVB01/150339986&source=RSS US Defense seeks to bolster military retirement benefits WASHINGTON &#8212 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter plans to push a series of proposals, including a 401k-style pension plan and incentives for cyber warriors, aimed at attracting and retaining troops with the skills needed to fight modern wars. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150330/LVB01/150339986&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150330/LVB01/150339987&source=RSS World Iran nuclear talks intensify as key deadline nears Talks have resumed in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a preliminary nuclear deal with Iran. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150330/LVB01/150339987&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150330/LVB01/150339988&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Four-year-old girl rides Philly bus searching for 3 a.m. snack PHILADELPHIA AP &#8212 A four-year-old Philadelphia girl has been returned safely to her parents after slipping out of her house at 3 a. m. and getting on a transit bus in search of a snack. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150330/LVB01/150339988&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329884&source=RSS Lawmaker questions Olympus scopes tied to 'superbug' outbreak A federal lawmaker is seeking details from the Center Valley manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to several superbug bacteria outbreaks at U. S. hospitals. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329884&source=RSS