Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:34:57 EST Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:34:57 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150130/LVB01/150139991&source=RSS Pocono Medical Center nurses union won't strike contract OK'd The registered nurses union at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg approved a contract Thursday, averting a threatened srike, the union announced late Thursday. . Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150130/LVB01/150139991&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150130/LVB01/150139992&source=RSS Drinky's goes smoke-free, relaunches pub, nightclub and menu After 11 years, Drinky's Nightclub is ditching the smoke in favor of a smoke-free environment, according to a news release. Drinky's will celebrate a new look, new menu and new atmosphere during a launch party Jan. 30-31 at 5 Centre Square, Easton. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150130/LVB01/150139992&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150130/LVB01/150139994&source=RSS Business Visa profit tops estimates as spending climbs stock splits Visa Inc. , the world&#8217s largest payments network, posted fiscal first-quarter profit that beat analysts&#8217 estimates as card spending increased. The company announced a 4- for-1 stock split. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150130/LVB01/150139994&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150130/LVB01/150139995&source=RSS US Pentagon picks new Air Force One plane Washington CNNThe Pentagon has chosen Boeing's 747-8 to replace the two aging planes that serve as the President's Air Force One fleet. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150130/LVB01/150139995&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150130/LVB01/150139996&source=RSS World South Africa apartheid assassin de Kock given parole South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock has been granted parole after 20 years in jail. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150130/LVB01/150139996&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150130/LVB01/150139997&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Maui fisherman reels in tiger shark, gets bitten WAILUKU, Hawaii AP &#8212 A 20-year-old Maui fisherman is recovering after being bitten by an 8- to 10-foot tiger shark while he was trying to throw it back to sea. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150130/LVB01/150139997&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150129/LVB01/150129852&source=RSS TracFone refunds proposed to settle complaint about false 'unlimited' data claims Customers of TracFone or its various brands who were promised unlimited data could begin Wednesday filing for a possible refund under a proposed settlement. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150129/LVB01/150129852&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150129/LVB01/150129856&source=RSS Business McDonald's CEO to step down amid worst sales in decade McDonald's Corporation CEO Donald Thompson will step down at the end of February, the fast-food giant announced Wednesday, after the company suffered one of its worst financial years in decades. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:40:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150129/LVB01/150129856&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150129/LVB01/150129857&source=RSS US Jobless claims drop to a 15-year low Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, dropping to the lowest level since April 2000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150129/LVB01/150129857&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150129/LVB01/150129858&source=RSS World Malaysia declares flight disappearance an accident The Malaysian government has officially declared the disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight MH370 an accident and says there were no survivors. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150129/LVB01/150129858&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150129/LVB01/150129859&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead TAMPA, Fla. Reuters - A cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150129/LVB01/150129859&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150128/LVB01/150129871&source=RSS Parkland says no to LCCC request to pre-approve real estate deals Parkland School Board unanimously has rejected a request from Lehigh Carbon Community College for pre-approval to acquire real estate. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150128/LVB01/150129871&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150128/LVB01/150129872&source=RSS Business JPMorgan said to reap up to 300M amid Swiss turmoil Bloomberg -- JPMorgan Chase Co. &#8217s foreign-exchange traders reaped a gain of as much as 300 million after the Swiss central bank roiled markets by abolishing its cap on the franc, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150128/LVB01/150129872&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150128/LVB01/150129873&source=RSS US Apple rich enough to pay everyone 556 Apple&#8217s AAPL printing money hand over fist. You knew that. What you may not know that Apple has so much dough, it could afford to pay every man, woman and child in the U. S. 556. Each. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150128/LVB01/150129873&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150128/LVB01/150129874&source=RSS World Jordan makes pilot exchange offer to IS Jordan says it is willing to hand over an Iraqi woman on death row in exchange for a Jordanian pilot being held by Islamic State IS militants. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150128/LVB01/150129874&source=RSS