Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:26:26 EST Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:26:26 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039985&source=RSS Bethlehem Parking Authority rejects plans for East Broad Street garage The Bethlehem Parking Authority on Wednesday rejected three bids from developers seeking to build a parking garage on East Broad Street because the deals would cost the authority too much money. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039985&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039993&source=RSS Business National economy chugging along at 3.5 percent growth Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic activity, increased 3. 5 between July and September over the same period last year, according to the U. S. Commerce Department. It exceeded analysts' expectations and offered more proof of an economy gaining momentum. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039993&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039994&source=RSS US Military plane crashes near California base 1 dead PORT HUENEME, Calif. AP &#8212 A military jet on a training exercise crashed into an agricultural field off the Southern California coast on Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039994&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039995&source=RSS World NATO reports rise in Russia military flights over Europe Nato has reported an unusual increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039995&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039996&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man dressed as Teletubby breaks into home, steals food BETHLEHEM, Pa. AP &#8212 A student accused of breaking into a friend's Pennsylvania home while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume and stealing leftover food is facing charges. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141030/LVB01/141039996&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029833&source=RSS Lehigh Valley jobs growth driven by transportation and warehousing sector Earlier this month, Walmart announced it would build a second distribution center in Bethlehem, just down the road from another distribution center under construction for online retailer Zulily. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029833&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029834&source=RSS Business How well did the Fed's stimulus work? NEW YORK &#8212 Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. One presidential candidate even suggested that the Federal Reserve chairman should be roughed up. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029834&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029835&source=RSS US Rocket contracted by NASA explodes into fireball CNN -- When a rocket contracted by NASA burst into flames seconds after liftoff, its supplies for the International Space Station disappeared in an orange fireball. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029835&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029836&source=RSS World Zambian President Michael Sata dies in London Zambian President Michael Sata has died at the age of 77 after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, the government says. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029836&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029837&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Firm offers free beer to employees who complete timesheets Minneapolis ad agency is encouraging employees to fill out their timesheets with a machine that trades a completed sheet for a free glass of beer. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141029/LVB01/141029837&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029849&source=RSS Cleveland Steel Container requests zoning change Cleveland Steel Container Corporation, 350 E. Mill St. , is requesting a zoning district change in Quakertown Borough. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029849&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029851&source=RSS Business Lowe's debuts customer service robots in store NEW YORK &#8212 Lowe's is testing whether robots can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029851&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029852&source=RSS World Italian president testifies at Mafia trial Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has given evidence at a high-profile anti-Mafia trial in Rome. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029852&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029853&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man steals plates from unmarked police van FOLESHILL, England, Oct. 28 UPI -- British police said officers noticed a man stealing the license plates from a parked van that was actually an unmarked police vehicle. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141028/LVB01/141029853&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141027/LVB01/141029875&source=RSS Max Hess mansion up for sale again Jarrett and Sarah Schaffer have made their lives and livelihoods in the Lehigh Valley. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:27:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141027/LVB01/141029875&source=RSS