Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:31:29 EST Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:31:29 EST 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 http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029990&source=RSS Is Hanover Township in driver's seat on FedEx project? When FedEx went looking for a spot to build a 355 million megahub, it picked a 253-acre tract that's entirely in Allen Township. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029990&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029991&source=RSS World Nigeria declared free of Ebola virus Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization WHO says. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029991&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029992&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Creepy clown sightings go nationwide The rash of creepy clown sightings in California appears to have spread nationwide, with reported en-clown-ters in Florida, Indiana and New Mexico. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141020/LVB01/141029992&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019816&source=RSS Lehigh University names University of Virginia Provost John D. Simon its next president Lehigh University on Friday announced its next president will be University of Virginia Executive Vice President and Provost John D. Simon. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019816&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019818&source=RSS Hired contractor arrested for allegedly failing to finish work A Berks County contractor has been arrested for allegedly failing to perform the work he was paid to do. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019818&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019822&source=RSS Business Starbucks workers get raises, new dress code and a snack Starbucks is overhauling its employee manual. The changes include pay raises and an updated dress code for its U. S. employees. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20141017/LVB01/141019822&source=RSS