Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2019 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:59:50 EST Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:59:50 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219896&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man who suffocated an attacking mountain lion describes fight for his life As 31-year-old Travis Kauffman thrashed at the bottom of a gully, wrestling with a mountain lion that wouldn't let go of his wrist, the Colorado man realized it might be his last day alive. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219896&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219897&source=RSS World U.S. and Iceland boost trade ties, discuss Arctic security The United States and Iceland have agreed to set up formal economic channels to boost trade and business investment, the countries&#8217 top diplomats said on Friday. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219897&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219898&source=RSS Nation Trump declares national emergency to unlock billions for wall President Donald Trump said Friday he will sign a national emergency declaration to address the situation on the southern border, while claiming that his actions are consistent with those of his predecessors. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219899&source=RSS Business Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly 3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219899&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219900&source=RSS Allentown property owner hoping rezone attracts tenant The owner of a roughly 10-acre parcel sitting within a stone&#8217s throw of Interstate 78 is hoping a zoning change spurs interest from a tenant. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219900&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219902&source=RSS SBA program offers tools to steer growth Northeast Products and Services Inc. , a manufacturer of aluminum docks and other structures, was growing, with its products shipping across the country. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219902&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20190215/LVB01/190219902/AR/0/AR-190219902.jpg SBA program offers tools to steer growth http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219903&source=RSS Simple science Partners build company to streamline health care processes Doctors and their patients have a lot to keep track of during and after a visit &#8211 discharge instructions, medication reminders, follow-up appointments. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:43:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219903&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20190215/LVB01/190219903/TS/1/TS-190219903.jpg Simple science Partners build company to streamline health care processes http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219904&source=RSS Penn State LaunchBox incubator keeps focus on startups More than 50 startups and early-stage entrepreneurs in the Lehigh Valley have won grants from Lehigh Valley LaunchBox, created in 2015 under a Penn State program designed to support innovative business ideas. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219904&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20190215/LVB01/190219904/AR/0/AR-190219904.jpg Penn State LaunchBox incubator keeps focus on startups http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219916&source=RSS Out of the ordinary You can now legally wager on the Academy Awards #8212 so long as you're in New Jersey It's taken almost a century, but the 91st presentation of the Academy Awards on February 24 will mark the very first time that licensed U. S. sportsbooks will have a green light from state regulators to offer wagering on the Oscars, or any entertainment awards. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219916&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219917&source=RSS World U.S.-China trade teams far apart on reform demands, sources say The U. S. and China have made little progress so far during trade talks in Beijing, leaving much work to be done before President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping look to seal a deal at a yet-to-be scheduled summit, according to people familiar with discussions. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219917&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219919&source=RSS Nation U.S. retail sales post largest drop since 2009 jobless claims up U. S. retail sales recorded their biggest drop in more than nine years in December as receipts fell across the board, suggesting a sharp slowdown in economic activity at the end of 2018. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219919&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219920&source=RSS Business Amazon says it will not build a headquarters in New York after mounting opposition Amazon says it will not build a headquarters in New York following mounting opposition, the company said in a statement Thursday. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219920&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219921&source=RSS Allentown, developer Nat Hyman reach settlement in dispute over fire cleanup Allentown officials and developer Nat Hyman have reached a settlement in a dispute over the cost of cleanup from a blaze that gutted one of the developer&#8217s properties in Center City. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219921&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219922&source=RSS Tax preparer pleads guilty to stealing 162K from clients in Pennsylvania Nick Chacanias, 57, of Slatington, Lehigh County, pleaded guilty to theft and forgery in exchange for a sentence of 1 14 to 2 12 years in prison &#8212 plus three years' probation. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219922&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190213/LVB01/190219938&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Chuck E. Cheese's swears it does not sell pizzas made of leftover slices On Monday, popular YouTuber Shane Dawson shared a video, as part of his &#8220Conspiracy Series,&#8221 in which he suggests that the family entertainment center serves pizzas made from leftover slices and that he has the pie pictures to make you go hmm. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190213/LVB01/190219938&source=RSS