Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2016 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:37:59 EST Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:37:59 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729861&source=RSS 'Easton Skyway' 170-feet-high elevator to ascend College Hill A crumbling set of stairs is a cardiovascular challenge and a shuttle service isn't always reliable, so Lafayette College has come up with a new way to surmount College Hill. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:33:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729861&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729862&source=RSS Business Mercedes pulls U.S. E-Class ad touting self-driving car Mercedes-Benz has withdrawn an advert in the United States which compared its new E-class with a futuristic self-driving concept car following allegations from local consumer groups that the marketing claims were misleading. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:30:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729862&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729863&source=RSS Nation Dallas police invest in heavier body armor to stop rifle rounds DALLAS &#8212 When the shots rang out in downtown Dallas on July 7, Sgt. Ivan Gunter thought it was fireworks. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:27:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729863&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729864&source=RSS World Indian couple hacked to death over 22 cents debt A man from India's Dalit community has been beheaded and his wife hacked to death after a row over a 15 rupees 22 cents 16 pence debt in Uttar Pradesh state. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729864&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729865&source=RSS Out of the ordinary International Cheese Awards features more than 5,000 cheeses NANTWICH, England, July 28 UPI -- More than 5,000 different varieties of cheese were on display at the annual International Cheese Awards in Britain. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160729/LVB01/160729865&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729878&source=RSS Lehigh County Commissioners approve five-year, 67.5 million capital plan Lehigh County Commissioners Wednesday night unanimously approved a sweeping 67. 5 million capital plan that over the next five years will help fund projects ranging from the restoration of the old county courthouse to farmland preservation. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729878&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729879&source=RSS Nation John Hinckley Jr. set to be released CNNA federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr. , the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, full-time convalescent leave from St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729879&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729880&source=RSS Business Fiat Chrysler ending car production in U.S. The company may be called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, but by early next year, it won't be making automobiles in the U. S. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729880&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729882&source=RSS World Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks Recent attacks in Germany involving asylum-seekers would not change its willingness to take in refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729882&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729883&source=RSS Out of the ordinary British 'donkey whisperer' translates 'ee-aws' using technology Reuters - A self-proclaimed donkey whisperer is encouraging people in London to use technology to help them understand donkeys' emotions and mannerisms. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160728/LVB01/160729883&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160727/LVB01/160729895&source=RSS The heat is on for local corn maze builders SAYLORSBURG, Pa. - At Klingel Farms in Saylorsburg, crews are hard at work to create an 11 acre corn maze called Mazezilla. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160727/LVB01/160729895&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160727/LVB01/160729896&source=RSS Business China Southern unit, Xiamen Airlines, to buy Boeing jets for 1.4 billion China Southern Airlines said on Wednesday its subsidiary, Xiamen Airlines, had signed an agreement to buy six airplanes from Boeing Co worth 1. 4 billion at list prices. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160727/LVB01/160729896&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160727/LVB01/160729897&source=RSS Nation Ailing 911 first-responder makes billboard plea for aid Mike Megna rushed to Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001, to help look for survivors in the rubble of the fallen towers. Along with his two brothers, Megna, then a Pompton Lakes police officer, searched the debris pile and ruined buildings nearby for three weeks. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160727/LVB01/160729897&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160727/LVB01/160729898&source=RSS World Huge IS blast rocks Syrian Kurdish city Forty-four people have been killed in a massive bombing in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria, Syrian state TV reports. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160727/LVB01/160729898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160727/LVB01/160729899&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man leaves clothes in pub as he goes to get cash PRAGUE Reuters - A drinker who could not pay his bar bill left his clothes at the pub as collateral as he headed off naked to get cash, Czech police said. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:43:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160727/LVB01/160729899&source=RSS