Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2016 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:44:15 EST Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:44:15 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161205/LVB01/161209960&source=RSS World Bana Alabed, seven-year-old tweeting from Aleppo, goes quiet A seven-year-old girl whose tweets from besieged eastern Aleppo drew worldwide attention has disappeared from the social network amid an army offensive. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161205/LVB01/161209960&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161205/LVB01/161209961&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Cheers greet British veteran, 89, as he starts his new job LONDON AP &#8212 An 89-year-old army veteran who made national headlines in Britain with a newspaper ad seeking work has started his new job. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161205/LVB01/161209961&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161202/LVB01/161209972&source=RSS Trump's new Commerce secretary once bought bankrupt Bethlehem Steel Wilbur Ross, a man known for determining the future of bankrupt companies, including the former Bethlehem Steel, was picked as commerce secretary Wednesday by President-elect Donald Trump. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161202/LVB01/161209972&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161202/LVB01/161209973&source=RSS Monroe and Pike jobless figures stable but worsened over year Education and health services jobs were at an all-time high in Monroe County during October as the county&#8217s unemployment rate continued to show stability. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161202/LVB01/161209973&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161202/LVB01/161209974&source=RSS Business Payrolls rise solidly jobless rate at nine-year low U. S. employers boosted hiring in November and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than nine-year low of 4. 6 percent, making it almost certain that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this month. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161202/LVB01/161209974&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161202/LVB01/161209975&source=RSS Nation Mall of America hires its first black Santa Shoppers at America&#8217s largest shopping mall will see a new face this weekend A black Santa Claus. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161202/LVB01/161209975&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161202/LVB01/161209977&source=RSS World IS group to step up attacks on Europe Europol has warned that militants from so-called Islamic State IS will aim to step up attacks on European targets, as they face defeat in the Middle East. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161202/LVB01/161209977&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161202/LVB01/161209978&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Canadian cops to punish drunk drivers with Nickelback tunes CNN Talk about cruel and unusual punishment! The Canadian town of Kensington has hit upon a genius plan to detract its residents from drinking and driving this holiday season. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161202/LVB01/161209978&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161201/LVB01/161209992&source=RSS Blood testing firm Theranos' troubles hit home for owner of Allentown shopping mall ALLENTOWN &#8211 For a while, Theranos was seen as the next big thing in health care, a Silicon Valley blood-testing startup whose young, aggressive founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was set to shake up the industry. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161201/LVB01/161209992&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161201/LVB01/161209993&source=RSS Business Anthem's Cigna takeover could draw 3B Blue Cross penalty Bloomberg -- Anthem Inc. could face a penalty of about 3 billion from the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association if it fails to derive the bulk of its nationwide revenue from Blue-branded products after acquiring Cigna Corp. , according to testimony from an Anthem executive during a U. S. antitrust trial in Washington. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161201/LVB01/161209993&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161201/LVB01/161209994&source=RSS Nation 2,000 veterans to give protesters a break at Standing Rock Thousands of U. S. veterans will descend this weekend on the site in North Dakota where Native Americans have been protesting the construction of a pipeline that would threaten water and their land. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161201/LVB01/161209994&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161201/LVB01/161209995&source=RSS World Colombian plane may have run out of fuel Colombian authorities say evidence is growing that a plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed because it ran out of fuel as it tried to land. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161201/LVB01/161209995&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161201/LVB01/161209996&source=RSS Out of the ordinary 12 Days of Christmas now costs 34,363 PITTSBURGH AP -- The slow recovery of the U. S. economy is continuing to keep the cost of Christmas &#8212 or at least the gifts listed in The Twelve Days of Christmas &#8212 from spiraling out of control. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:35:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161201/LVB01/161209996&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161130/LVB01/161139992&source=RSS Protesters rally for minimum wage increase ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Dozens of people in Allentown joined demonstrations nationwide Tuesday calling for a 15 per hour minimum wage. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161130/LVB01/161139992&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20161130/LVB01/161139993&source=RSS Business OPEC agrees to first oil output cuts since 2008 The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has agreed its first oil output cuts since 2008, an OPEC source told Reuters on Wednesday. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20161130/LVB01/161139993&source=RSS