Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:55:44 EST Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:55:44 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141022/LVB01/141029940&source=RSS South Bethlehem historic board approves 9-story building after previously panning it After voicing strong opposition last month to a proposed 9-story building on West Fourth Street, the South Bethlehem Historic Conservation District voted 5-2 Monday to support the building's design. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:55:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141022/LVB01/141029940&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141022/LVB01/141029941&source=RSS NRA-backed bill clears Pa. Legislature Corbett indicates he'll sign it HARRISBURG &#8212 In the final minutes of the Pennsylvania legislative session, the House on Monday approved a bill clearing the way for the National Rifle Association and other groups to sue municipalities that enact ordinances stricter than state firearms laws. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141022/LVB01/141029941&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141022/LVB01/141029942&source=RSS Business Warren Buffett loses 2 billion in two days If you're having a bad week, consider that Warren Buffett has lost 2 billion and it's only Tuesday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141022/LVB01/141029942&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141022/LVB01/141029943&source=RSS US Apple CEO talks security with top Chinese official Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141022/LVB01/141029943&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141022/LVB01/141029944&source=RSS World news French oil giant Total appoints new CEO PARIS &#8211 French oil giant Total SA says it has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive after the shocking death in a plane accident of former CEO Christophe de Margerie on Monday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141022/LVB01/141029944&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141022/LVB01/141029945&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Woman said Jesus Christ would pay her bill LAWTON, Okla. , Oct. 21 UPI -- An Oklahoma woman allegedly told restaurant workers her husband, Jesus Christ, would soon arrive to pay her tab, but the holy hubby was a no-show, police said. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141022/LVB01/141029945&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029953&source=RSS Realtor statistics show leap in pending sales in Lehigh Valley Pending home sales in the Lehigh Valley jumped 17. 6 percent in September when compared to last September, according to the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029953&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029957&source=RSS Forks to offer online bill payments Forks Township is installing a new automated bill-paying system that will allow residents to pay their utility bills online using a credit or debit card, as well as sign up for electronic billing, a move designed to save the township money and make the process more convenient for users. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029957&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029958&source=RSS Pennsylvania grant obtained to preserve Bethlehem Township land once eyed for 420 apartments Once eyed for 420 apartments and a strip mall, 44 acres along Route 191 in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, will now be preserved because of a state grant. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029958&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029959&source=RSS Business Economy strong enough for small-business owners to sell, retire The Great Recession made it hard to sell a small business. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:09:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029959&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029960&source=RSS US Officials warn 500 million financial records hacked WASHINGTON &#8212 Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029960&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029961&source=RSS World news Oscar Pistorius given five years for girlfriend's death South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029961&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029963&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf Reuters - It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence Ebola and Add to Wishlist. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141021/LVB01/141029963&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029986&source=RSS Business Sears looks to raise more cash via rights offering HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. &#8212 Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to 625 million. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029986&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029987&source=RSS US Lorde's 'Royals' song banned in San Francisco for now Even though Lorde sings, &#8220We&#8217ll never be royals&#8230. &#8221 in the chorus of her hit Royals song, two San Francisco radio stations have banned the song from their airwaves &#8211 at least while their town&#8217s beloved San Francisco Giants are taking on the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029987&source=RSS