Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:50:11 EST Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:50:11 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141023/LVB01/141029925&source=RSS National Penn raises dividend National Penn Bancshares on Wednesday announced a quarterly dividend of 11 cents per share payable Nov. 17 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 3. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141023/LVB01/141029925&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141023/LVB01/141029926&source=RSS Business GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America DETROIT &#8212 General Motors says its third-quarter profit nearly doubled as strong earnings in North America and China outweighed struggles in Europe and South America. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141023/LVB01/141029926&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141023/LVB01/141029927&source=RSS US Man stopped after scaling White House fence For the second time in a month, someone has jumped the White House fence, but this time the intruder was immediately subdued Wednesday evening &#8212 by Secret Service dogs. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141023/LVB01/141029927&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141023/LVB01/141029928&source=RSS World Ottawa 'returns to work' one day after shooting Residents in Ottawa are returning to work one day after a gunman fatally shot a soldier at an Ottawa war memorial, before rampaging through the country's parliament building. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141023/LVB01/141029928&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141023/LVB01/141029929&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man's ashes to be scattered in fireworks display SPRINGFIELD, Mo. AP &#8212 A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141023/LVB01/141029929&source=RSS 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