Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:14:42 EST Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:14:42 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140417/LVB01/140419911&source=RSS US Court deportations fall 43 percent over five years Reuters - Deportations through U. S. immigration courts have fallen 43 percent in the past five years as the federal government brought fewer cases before those courts, according to Justice Department data analyzed by the New York Times on Wednesday. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:40:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140417/LVB01/140419911&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140417/LVB01/140419912&source=RSS Business GE profit falls but beats estimates, outlook strong NEW YORK AP &#8212 General Electric posted lower first-quarter net income than a year ago because last year's results included the sale of NBC Universal. But the company said its industrial divisions performed well and the economic environment was positive. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:35:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140417/LVB01/140419912&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140417/LVB01/140419913&source=RSS World Bad weather hampers search for survivors of South Korean ferry Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140417/LVB01/140419913&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140417/LVB01/140419914&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man wants to open a bar in his gun range Generally speaking, the combination of alcohol and weapons sounds like a bad one. Jeff Swanson of Oklahoma City doesn&#8217t see it that way, however. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140417/LVB01/140419914&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419924&source=RSS Bethlehem City Council will consider a hiring freeze The Bethlehem City Council took a proactive step in attempting to tighten city government's spending belt by passing a proposed hiring freeze ordinance by a 2-1 margin Tuesday night. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419924&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419925&source=RSS US Oklahoma bans local minimum wage hikes Oklahoma cities and towns are banned from raising the local minimum wage under a new state law. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419925&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419926&source=RSS World Hundreds missing as South Korea ferry sinks Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:43:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419926&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419927&source=RSS Business Litigation expenses push Bank of America into loss Reuters - Bank of America Corp posted a first-quarter loss on Wednesday as it set aside an extra 6 billion to cover litigation expenses, a figure that far exceeded the legal settlements the No. 2 U. S. bank has announced recently. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419927&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419928&source=RSS Out of the ordinary German shepherd called to jury duty in New Jersey BRIDGETON, N. J. AP &#8212 At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:33:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140416/LVB01/140419928&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419943&source=RSS Business US Airways says lewd tweet was a mistake It's not the first corporate Twitter blunder, but it might be one of the most obscene. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419943&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419944&source=RSS US Lower gas prices keep inflation in check in March WASHINGTON AP &#8212 Lower U. S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping offset higher costs for food and clothing. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419944&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419945&source=RSS World Ukraine says 'anti-terror operation' underway The acting President of Ukraine, Olexander Turchynov, has announced the start of an anti-terrorist operation against pro-Russian separatists. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419945&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419946&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Couple steals car to make court date on time Last Friday afternoon, a dealership in Redding, California called police because a 2001 Mitsubishi had been stolen from their lot. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140415/LVB01/140419946&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140414/LVB01/140419956&source=RSS US Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules RICHMOND, Va. AP &#8212 Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140414/LVB01/140419956&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140414/LVB01/140419957&source=RSS World Chilean fire kills 12, destroys 2,000 homes VALPARAISO, Chile AP -- Firefighters struggled for a second night early Monday to contain blazes that have killed 12 people, injured 500, destroyed 2,000 homes and forced 10,000 people to flee the densely populated hills that gave this Chilean port city its unique beauty Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:24:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140414/LVB01/140419957&source=RSS