Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2017 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:38:51 EST Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:38:51 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170823/LVB01/170829946&source=RSS N.J.'s Playa Bowls opening first Lehigh Valley location A popular New Jersey chain known for its acai bowls is opening its first Pennsylvania store in Bethlehem. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170823/LVB01/170829946&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170823/LVB01/170829947&source=RSS Business Whole Foods shareholders to get their say on Amazon deal Whole Foods shareholders will vote on whether to bless a union with Amazon that the organic grocery chain's CEO called love at first sight. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170823/LVB01/170829947&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170823/LVB01/170829948&source=RSS Nation Navy dismisses seventh Fleet commander after deadly USS John S. McCain crash The U. S. Navy dismissed Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin as commander of the 7th Fleet on Wednesday, following the deadly collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker off Malaysia. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170823/LVB01/170829948&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170823/LVB01/170829949&source=RSS World Angolans choose new leader after 38 years Angolans are heading to the polls to vote for a successor for their veteran leader. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170823/LVB01/170829949&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170823/LVB01/170829950&source=RSS Out of the ordinary In Japan, robot-for-hire programmed to perform Buddhist funeral rites TOKYO Reuters - A Japanese company has introduced a new role for SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper - a Buddhist priest for hire at funerals. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170823/LVB01/170829950&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170822/LVB01/170829962&source=RSS Muhlenberg grants approval to divide property on Route 61 MUHLENBERG TWP. , Pa. - A 6. 6-acre property located at the Rt. 12 exit on Rt. 61 in Muhlenberg Township may get a new lease on life. The Muhlenberg Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a conditional use application requested by the Empire Group during a public hearing at Monday evening's meeting. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170822/LVB01/170829962&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170822/LVB01/170829963&source=RSS Business Hyundai will launch pickup, more SUVs to reverse U.S. sales slide DETROITSEOUL Reuters - Hyundai Motor 005380. KS plans to launch a pickup truck in the United States as part of a broader plan to catch up with a shift away from sedans in one of the Korean automaker's most important markets, a senior company executive told Reuters. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170822/LVB01/170829963&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170822/LVB01/170829964&source=RSS Nation 45,000 pounds of sugar dumped in Times Square illustrates alarming child health trend Snack company KIND dumped 45,485 pounds of sugar in Times Square Tuesday to spark conversation about how much added sugar children consume. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170822/LVB01/170829964&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170822/LVB01/170829965&source=RSS World India court bans Islamic instant divorce India's top court has ruled the practice of instant divorce in Islam unconstitutional, marking a major victory for women's rights activists. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170822/LVB01/170829965&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170822/LVB01/170829966&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Police arrest car theft suspect who stopped to look at eclipse Authorities in Florida said they arrested a suspected car thief who pulled into a store while being pursued so he could buy a welding mask and look at the eclipse. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170822/LVB01/170829966&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170821/LVB01/170829988&source=RSS Pennsylvania running out of options for cash to pay bills HARRISBURG, Pa. - Top state officials are warning that Pennsylvania's deficit-strapped government is rapidly approaching a more severe stage in its seven-week-old budget stalemate, one in which Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf may have to start deciding which bills to pay and which to postpone. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170821/LVB01/170829988&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170821/LVB01/170829989&source=RSS Business Great Wall expresses interest in Fiat Chrysler's Jeep Chinese auto maker Great Wall Motor Co. aims to acquire Jeep, the profitable U. S. sport-utility vehicle maker owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, a Great Wall representative said Monday. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170821/LVB01/170829989&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170821/LVB01/170829990&source=RSS Nation The procrastinator's guide to viewing the solar eclipse This is not a drill. The eclipse is today. We repeat, the total solar eclipse is on Monday. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170821/LVB01/170829990&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170821/LVB01/170829991&source=RSS World Barcelona attack suspect named as Younes Abouyaaqoub Spanish police have confirmed the identity of the driver suspected of killing 14 people in last week's attack in Barcelona. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170821/LVB01/170829991&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20170821/LVB01/170829992&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Doctors remove live gecko that climbed into man's ear canal Aug. 18 UPI -- A man who woke up with severe pain in his ear went to a hospital, where doctors removed a live gecko that crawled inside. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20170821/LVB01/170829992&source=RSS