Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:23:18 EST Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:23:18 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140916/LVB01/140919872&source=RSS US Tobacco growers brace for tougher competition DANVILLE, Va. AP &#8212 Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140916/LVB01/140919872&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140916/LVB01/140919873&source=RSS Business United attendants can get up to 100,000 to leave their job United Airlines is about to make some of its flight attendants very happy on their way out the door. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140916/LVB01/140919873&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140916/LVB01/140919874&source=RSS World UN calls for 1B to fight Ebola outbreak More than 1bn 618m is needed to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak - a tenfold increase in the past month, the UN's Ebola co-ordinator has said. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140916/LVB01/140919874&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140916/LVB01/140919875&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane BEIJING AP &#8212 Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:35:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140916/LVB01/140919875&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140915/LVB01/140919896&source=RSS Casino revenue has not provided level of tax relief promised to Pa. property owners DALLAS, Pa. &#8211 In summer 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide historic relief from burdensome school property taxes. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140915/LVB01/140919896&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140915/LVB01/140919897&source=RSS Valley has housing shortage at top, bottom of income scale After living for three years with her son and daughter in a third-floor, two-bedroom walk-up in Allentown's West End, Brooke Strachan was more than ready this summer to buy her own home. . Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140915/LVB01/140919897&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140915/LVB01/140919898&source=RSS Business CFO bails on RadioShack in middle of cash crisis RadioShack will face its life-or-death financial crisis without its chief financial officer. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140915/LVB01/140919898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140915/LVB01/140919899&source=RSS US Lawyers want 2,000 potential jurors called for Boston bombing trial BOSTON Reuters - U. S. prosecutors and attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber asked a judge on Friday to call 2,000 potential jurors to be screened for his trial. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140915/LVB01/140919899&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140915/LVB01/140919900&source=RSS World Scores of migrants drown off Libya Many migrants have drowned while trying to reach Europe after their boat sank off Libya, the Libyan navy says. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140915/LVB01/140919900&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140915/LVB01/140919901&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Girl, 10, defeats Army JROTC cadet at push-ups Kaylyn Mintz, 10, stepped forward during a JROTC fundraiser at a North Carolina mall and handily defeated a cadet at a push-up contest. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140915/LVB01/140919901&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140912/LVB01/140919951&source=RSS Hearing delayed in National Museum of Industrial History's 5.5 million trust proposal A hearing scheduled Friday has been postponed in the effort by the National Museum of Industrial History to take control of 5. 5 million earmarked for Lehigh University. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140912/LVB01/140919951&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140912/LVB01/140919952&source=RSS US Obama's request to combat militants draws support WASHINGTON AP &#8212 Bending for once to the will of the White House, Republicans and Democrats coalesced Thursday behind President Barack Obama's call to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants and pointed toward votes in the heat of a midterm election campaign. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140912/LVB01/140919952&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140912/LVB01/140919953&source=RSS Business Yahoo wins battle in secretive surveillance court The public is getting a broader glimpse at the still-secretive world of government data collection. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140912/LVB01/140919953&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140912/LVB01/140919954&source=RSS World Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide after the judge found he killed his girlfriend by mistake. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140912/LVB01/140919954&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140912/LVB01/140919955&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Cabbies cry foul over body odor test SAN DIEGO AP &#8212 Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140912/LVB01/140919955&source=RSS