Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:25:09 EST Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:25:09 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141219/LVB01/141219800&source=RSS PennDOT surpasses road, bridge repair goals HARRISBURG &#8212 Barry Schoch won't gloat. He's too professional. Too serious about his life's work as an engineer. Too proud of the men and women he directs as secretary of the state Department of Transportation. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141219/LVB01/141219800&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141219/LVB01/141219801&source=RSS Business 'The Interview' was expected to bring in 100 million for Sony Sony spent 44 million making The Interview, according to reports based on those hacked emails. And it spent 35 million in marketing, according to other reports. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141219/LVB01/141219801&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141219/LVB01/141219802&source=RSS US Arizona dreamers can apply for licenses Monday PHOENIX &#8212 Young immigrants known as dreamers will be able to begin applying for driver's licenses Monday, according to a court ruling handed down Thursday by U. S. District Court Judge David G. Campbell. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141219/LVB01/141219802&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141219/LVB01/141219803&source=RSS World Pakistani Taliban Army kills 59 militants Pakistan's military says it has killed 59 militants in ground assaults and air strikes on Taliban units in areas near the border with Afghanistan. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141219/LVB01/141219803&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141219/LVB01/141219804&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man accidentially shot by dog SHERIDAN, Wyo. AP &#8212 Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141219/LVB01/141219804&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141218/LVB01/141219818&source=RSS Auditor general to investigate if Pa. is getting enough tax relief from gambling The state auditor general's office will audit the operations of the gaming control board next year with an eye on whether the promises of jobs and property tax cuts from gambling revenues panned out, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Tuesday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141218/LVB01/141219818&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141218/LVB01/141219819&source=RSS Business Sony cancels the Dec. 25 release of 'The Interview' Sony said on Wednesday it would not release the controversial film The Interview as planned on Dec. 25, citing theater chains' plans not to show the movie. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141218/LVB01/141219819&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141218/LVB01/141219820&source=RSS US Cuban-American relations change Havana CNN -- Church bells rang out Wednesday afternoon in Havana, marking a major moment in history -- Cuba and the United States are renewing diplomatic relations after decades of ice-cold tension. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141218/LVB01/141219820&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141218/LVB01/141219821&source=RSS World Nigerian militants kidnap 100 villagers Militants have stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping at least 100, a survivor has told the BBC. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141218/LVB01/141219821&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141218/LVB01/141219822&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man finds woman with same name as ex-girlfriend to travel world TORONTO, Dec. 17 UPI -- Toronto man Jordan Axani has chosen a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to travel the world with him after advertising the opportunity on Reddit. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141218/LVB01/141219822&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141217/LVB01/141219833&source=RSS Montco toy maker to bring Lincoln Logs production back to U.S. A Montgomery County manufacturer of plastic injection molds and K&#8217NEX construction toys is bringing production of one of its classic toy brands back to the United States from China. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141217/LVB01/141219833&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141217/LVB01/141219835&source=RSS Bethlehem to raise taxes by 5.6 percent Months of discussing and debating the City of Bethlehem's 2015 budget culminated Tuesday night when council approved a 71. 3 million document that raises taxes 5. 6 percent by a 6-1 margin. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141217/LVB01/141219835&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141217/LVB01/141219836&source=RSS Business Tesla sales forecast cut by 40 percent One of Tesla Motors' biggest fans on Wall Street has cut drastically sales expectations for the electric car maker, saying that low oil prices could be a problem for the company's future growth. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:00:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141217/LVB01/141219836&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141217/LVB01/141219837&source=RSS US Obama signs 1.1 trillion spending bill into law WASHINGTON &#8212 President Obama signed a 1. 1 trillion spending bill into law Tuesday night, keeping most of the federal government open through next September but the Department of Homeland Security only through February. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141217/LVB01/141219837&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141217/LVB01/141219838&source=RSS World Pakistani prime minister vows to end terrorism Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif has vowed to rid his country of terrorism after a Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar killed 141 people, mostly children. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141217/LVB01/141219838&source=RSS