Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:24:15 EST Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:24:15 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429911&source=RSS Business Apple aims to ship more than 20 million smartwatches in 2015 TAIPEI Reuters - Apple Inc aims to ship at least 20 million Apple Watches this year, well above many analysts' forecasts, according to supply chain sources. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:04:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429911&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429912&source=RSS US Minnesota declares state of emergency over bird flu in poultry Minnesota declared a state of emergency on Thursday over a fast-spreading strain of avian flu that has led to the extermination of more than 7. 3 million birds in the country. It followed Wisconsin's action on Monday. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429912&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429913&source=RSS World British police arrest 14-year-old on terror charges CNN One of the youngest suspects yet has been arrested on terror-related charges in England. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429913&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429914&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Fake bomb prom-posal blows up in student's face LA CENTER, Wash. , April 23 UPI -- A Washington state high school student who wore a fake bomb to ask a girl to prom had the prom-posal blow up in his face when he was suspended from school. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150424/LVB01/150429914&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429925&source=RSS DoubleTree Hotel GM to neighboring businesses in downtown Reading 'Get ready for it' The Hilton DoubleTree Hotel on Penn Street in downtown Reading is now only months away from completion. The 63 million complex is slated to open in mid-November Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429925&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429926&source=RSS Dennis Benner proceeding with plans for seven-story building in south Bethlehem Developer Dennis Benner is proceeding with his long-held plans for a 7-story building at Third and New streets in Bethlehem. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429926&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429927&source=RSS Business Half of U.S. fracking companies will be dead or sold this year Half of the 41 fracking companies operating in the U. S. will be dead or sold by year-end because of slashed spending by oil companies, an executive with Weatherford International Plc said. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429927&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429928&source=RSS US Faith-based adoption bills move forward in Michigan LANSING, Mich. &#8212 Three bills that will allow faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to serve prospective parents based on their religious beliefs were approved Wednesday by a state Senate committee. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429928&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429929&source=RSS World Ukraine troops shelled by pro-Russian rebels Pro-Russian rebels have shelled Ukrainian army positions east of the key city of Mariupol in breach of a ceasefire deal, the BBC has witnessed. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429929&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429930&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Dog behind wheel of runaway vehicle causes scare LONDON AP &#8212 Don the Sheepdog might want to learn a new trick applying the brakes. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150423/LVB01/150429930&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429943&source=RSS Phillipsburg council approves revised plan for former Ingersoll Rand property Phillipsburg Town Council is one step closer to redeveloping Commerce Park. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429943&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429944&source=RSS Business McDonald's revenue falls 11 percent Reuters - McDonald's Corp MCD. N, the world's biggest restaurant chain, reported an 11 percent fall in quarterly revenue as it fights to recover from food scandals in China and Japan and faces tough competition at home in the United States. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429944&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429946&source=RSS World Saudi planes strike again in Yemen, hours after operation ends CNNSaudi Arabia launched a new series of airstrikes in southern Yemen on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after announcing the end of its Operation Decisive Storm, a nearly monthlong air campaign against Houthi positions. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429946&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429948&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperative computer with handgun DENVER Reuters - Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:29:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150422/LVB01/150429948&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150421/LVB01/150429962&source=RSS A-Treat to reopen with new owner and new facility The man who emerged in February as a potential buyer of the near century-old iconic A-Treat Bottling Co. in Allentown will become its new owner. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150421/LVB01/150429962&source=RSS