Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2016 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:09:44 EST Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:09:44 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160930/LVB01/160939991&source=RSS Business Alcoa sets date for split after securing board approval Bloomberg -- Alcoa Inc. , the 128-year-old company that invented modern aluminum processing, is formally splitting itself in two by hiving off most of its legacy mining and smelting assets. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160930/LVB01/160939991&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160930/LVB01/160939992&source=RSS Nation Could Hoboken crash have been prevented? CNNThe deadly crash of a New Jersey Transit train Thursday underscores the need for a critical speed-control system on America's railways, according to industry experts. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160930/LVB01/160939992&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160930/LVB01/160939993&source=RSS World Leaders laud Peres at Jerusalem funeral World leaders have hailed the vision of the late Israeli leader, Shimon Peres, as he was laid to rest days after his death at the age of 93. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160930/LVB01/160939993&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160930/LVB01/160939994&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Florida woman paid 50,000 to punch Martin Shkreli in the face PALM BEACH, Fla. , Sept. 29 UPI -- A Florida woman won the opportunity to punch or slap former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Skhreli in the face after donating 50,000 to a child recovering from cancer. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160930/LVB01/160939994&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160930/LVB01/160929850&source=RSS Fate of Easton restaurant uncertain EASTON, Pa. - The vacant shell in Easton City Hall where Billy's Downtown Diner was scheduled to open a year ago may not be opening anytime soon, if ever. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160930/LVB01/160929850&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160929/LVB01/160929856&source=RSS State Supreme Court strikes down casino host fee In a decision that could devastate casino towns across Pennsylvania, the state Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the host fees paid by gambling halls to cities such as Bethlehem, deeming it unconstitutional. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160929/LVB01/160929856&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160929/LVB01/160929857&source=RSS Business Wells Fargo's CEO pay clawback puts Wall Street execs on notice Wells Fargo Co's unprecedented move to strip Chief Executive John Stumpf of 41 million in stock awards has sent a chill through Wall Street with bankers fearful that a hardening political climate against corporate wrongdoing will encourage boards to be more aggressive about making them forfeit pay. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160929/LVB01/160929857&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160929/LVB01/160929858&source=RSS Nation Community rallies around South Carolina school shooting victims GREENVILLE, S. C. &#8212 The details were few, but some emerged Wednesday about the Townville Elementary teacher and two students shot by a teenage gunman. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160929/LVB01/160929858&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160929/LVB01/160929859&source=RSS World India launches Kashmir border strikes India's army says it has carried out surgical strikes against suspected militants along the de-facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160929/LVB01/160929859&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160929/LVB01/160929860&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Arthritic rooster gets around with special orthopedic shoes VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 28 UPI -- A park-dwelling Canadian rooster named Ricky is getting around without discomfort thanks to a pair of special shoes designed to relieve his arthritis. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160929/LVB01/160929860&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160928/LVB01/160929868&source=RSS Lehigh Valley opens its first Whole Foods Market to thrilled crowd Food shopping in the Lehigh Valley just stepped up a notch. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160928/LVB01/160929868&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160928/LVB01/160929868/AR/0/AR-160929868.jpg Lehigh Valley opens its first Whole Foods Market to thrilled crowd http://www.lvb.com/article/20160928/LVB01/160929869&source=RSS Locally made TV travel show to debut includes stops in Bethlehem, Poconos Bethlehem and the Pocono Mountains are about to get some exposure, thanks to a local firm looking to rediscover the lost art of road tripping. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160928/LVB01/160929869&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160928/LVB01/160929869/AR/0/AR-160929869.jpg Locally made TV travel show to debut includes stops in Bethlehem, Poconos http://www.lvb.com/article/20160928/LVB01/160929870&source=RSS Victaulic and its CEO are feted, with a little help from Sir Elton John Victaulic Co. of Forks Township, its CEO John Malloy and his wife Jane Malloy were honored at a major event Tuesday night for their contributions to the Valley Youth House in Allentown. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160928/LVB01/160929870&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160928/LVB01/160929870/AR/0/AR-160929870.jpg Victaulic and its CEO are feted, with a little help from Sir Elton John http://www.lvb.com/article/20160928/LVB01/160929871&source=RSS Talen to fix turbine cracks at nuclear plant, cancels new reactor plan Allentown-based Talen Energy announced plans Tuesday for a brief maintenance outage at one of its two Susquehanna nuclear reactors in Luzerne County. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:27:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160928/LVB01/160929871&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160928/LVB01/160929872&source=RSS Palmer supervisors approve land development plan for warehouse Palmer Township supervisors Tuesday night approved the land development plan for a 242,000-square-foot warehouse along Van Buren Road. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160928/LVB01/160929872&source=RSS