Flat NZ retail sales casts doubt on pre-Xmas growth

Retail sales stalled over the September quarter, raising doubts about the strength of the economy in the lead-up to Christmas.Stats NZ said the volume of retail sales were relatively unchanged over the quarter, compared with a... [Author: [email protected]]
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Web development top tips:

When it comes to web development and design, conversion rates can be considered one of the most useful way to judge a site’s effectiveness – but what are they? In short, conversion rates are the percentage of site visitors who take the actions you wish them to take while using your site. This might be as simple of subscribing to a mailing list, to purchasing products or services. Conversion rates are useful to keep in mind from the very beginning of website development: considering exactly what ...
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Official: GM to close Ontario plant, costing 2,500 jobs

TORONTO (AP) — General Motors is planning to announce the closure of its Oshawa, Ontario, plant Monday, which will eventually result in the loss of about 2,500 jobs.The plant closure announcement was confirmed late Sunday by an... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Toronto, General Motors, Ap, Gm, Ontario, Oshawa Ontario

Asian stocks rise on hopes US, China will unwind dispute

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will unwind a blistering trade dispute at a meeting this week.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Singapore, Ap, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, US China

Malaysia bets on durian as China goes bananas for world's smelliest fruit

The stinky, spiky durian is set to become Malaysia's next major export as the Southeast Asian nation rushes to develop thousands of acres to cash in on unprecedented demand for the fruit from China.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Malaysia, Southeast Asian

The #DigitalFine: Indigo and SpiceJet make web check-in paid service

Both Indigo and Spicejet airlines have made web check-in a paid service. While Check-ins at airports will be free, you will have to pay Rs. 100 for web check-in at IndiGo and Rs. 99 for SpiceJet airlines. An Important milestone for #DigitalIndia Are the airlines right in doing so? Consumers definitely don’t believe so, but […] Source
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Airtel Africa appoints global banks for IPO

Airtel Africa, a unit of Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel Ltd, said on Monday it had appointed eight banks for an intended initial public offering (IPO) on an international stock exchange.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Bharti Airtel Ltd, Airtel Africa

Global Markets: Shares tick up on U.S. holiday sales hopes, but oil rout checks enthusiasm

Asian stocks and U.S. equity futures posted modest gains on Monday on hopes of solid U.S. holiday sales, though plunging oil prices fanned worries about a dimming outlook for the global economy.
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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and ‘Creed II’ feast on Thanksgiving box office

Ralph Breaks the Internet and Creed II finished first and second at the box office over the Thanksgiving weekend, and their big opening weekends were some of the holiday's best of all time. The post ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and ‘Creed II’ feast on Thanksgiving box office appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Trends, Ralph, Weekend Box Office, Movies & TV, Creed II, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association head urges more incentives to boost EVs in New Zealand

New Zealand politicians need to get more ambitious with electric vehicle incentives if they wants to meet targets and are serious about cutting carbon emissions, says the secretary general of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association

Finance blogger shares saving strategy putting him on track to early retirement

A man who saved a whopping $147,000 in just two years has revealed how the same smart strategy can make almost anyone a millionaire within three decades.The US blogger and finance expert, who goes by the pseudonym Sean "The Money... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Sean The Money

Retail Industry Forecast    The retail industry is now stronger than ever. As of last year, it reached an astounding $2.6 trillion in total GDP impact, and supported 1 in 4 American jobs. While retail is growing faster than the rest of the economy at large, research from job search engine, Adzuna reveals that the industry is undergoing rapid and radical changes – impacting the labor market. With online shopping staggeringly growing vs. traditional brick-and-mortar stores, according to the Global Consu...
Tags: Amazon, Virginia, US, Sales, America, Walmart, More, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Adzuna, Washington California, Retail Industry Forecast, Retailers Amazon

Mitsubishi Motors board to decide on status of Carlos Ghosn

TOKYO (AP) — The board of Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors, which is allied with Renault and Nissan, met Monday to decide whether to keep or oust Carlos Ghosn as its chairman after his arrest last week.Prosecutors arrested Ghosn... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Tokyo, Nissan, Renault, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Mitsubishi Motors

Logitech ends negotiations to acquire Plantronics

Logitech International SA, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, has ended discussions to acquire Plantronics Inc, a U.S. maker of Bluetooth earpieces and gaming headsets, the companies said on Sunday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Logitech, Plantronics, Logitech International SA, Plantronics Inc

The Next Fifteen Years With SpaceX, Mars and Space

The success of SpaceX Falcon Heavy on its first launch was not just luck. Although this will be confirmed in 2019 and 2020 based upon what happens with about five planned Falcon Heavy launches.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Dell, Soros-backed Waypoint Leasing files for bankruptcy

Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd, the helicopter leasing company backed by investment firms for billionaires George Soros and Michael Dell, said on Sunday it had voluntarily filed for bankruptcy in New York and planned to restructure.
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IRS warns of email tax transcript scam containing malware

Computer hacking ID theft image by Don Hankins via Flickr The billions of holiday shoppers who head for their electronic devices instead of malls are well aware of the precautions they need to take as they pick perfect gifts from websites. This year, everyone also needs to be on alert for tax crooks who've joined this annual online crime wave. Specifically, the Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners warn that they've recently seen a surge of fraudulent emails where the se...
Tags: Taxes, California, Virginia, US, Florence, Irs, Michael, Don, Internal Revenue Service, Carolinas, Don Hankins, IRS NY, Security Summit, Emotet

Ohio Is Set to Become the First State to Let Businesses Pay Taxes With Bitcoin

Ohio is poised to become the first state to allow businesses to pay taxes with bitcoin in a new initiative that may become available to individual taxpayers as well.Read more...
Tags: Science, Taxes, Bitcoin, Ohio, Cryptocurrency

An Overarching Strategy for Winning Deals

The ideas aren’t new to me (or to you, if you have read my work for a long time), but the combination into an overall strategy is novel. There are three ideas that make up the heart of the strategy to create a competitive advantage (something I have been writing more about after launching Eat Their Lunch, a book about competitive displacements). Dominating Time: Your dream client is going to meet with a number of salespeople and sales organizations. The amount of time from client to client will ...
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Social Media Whores Rage At Having To Pay Taxes After Mass IRS Reporting

The softcore camwhores which Instagram, Snapchat and Twitch overflow with are being reported to the IRS for tax evasion by the newly civic-minded online hordes, which was promptly condemned as wicked misogyny by the can-do-no-wrong feminists and their knightly allies. The incident began after a Twitter user made it his mission to report all sex […]
Tags: Twitter, Crime, Money, Taxes, Internet, Prostitution, International, Anime, Irs, Image Gallery

Crane Brothers founder Murray Crane ordered to pay more than $20,000 to former worker

The founder of menswear clothing retailer Crane Brothers has been ordered to pay a former employee close to $21,000 in wages arrears and benefits.Murray Crane was found to be personally liable to pay the former employee of collapsed... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Crane Brothers, Murray Crane

Asian shares tick up but oil rout dampens sentiment

Asian shares edged higher on Monday, though investors were cautious as plunging oil prices fanned worries about a dimming outlook for the global economy.
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Mitsubishi Motors board decides whether to oust Carlos Ghosn

TOKYO (AP) — The board of Mitsubishi Motors is meeting to decide whether to oust Carlos Ghosn as chairman at the Japanese automaker, which is allied with Renault-Nissan.Ghosn was arrested a week ago on suspicion of under-reporting... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Tokyo, Carlos Ghosn, Mitsubishi Motors, Renault Nissan Ghosn

How to post to Instagram from your desktop

Instagram is wildly popular. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app has around 1 billion active users per month.But most of them share a common frustration: you can look at your Instagram account from a PC, but you can't post pictures.... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business

Metro Glass share price slide catches state funds

Metro Performance Glass's tumbling share price has hit state-owned funds in particular with the New Zealand Superannuation Fund and ACC feeling the pain as the company's top two shareholders.Metro Glass shares nosedived after its... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Metro Performance Glass, Metro Glass

What’s In a Video?

Many business owners don’t truly understand what video channels can do for your brand. But the facts are these: 55% of people watch at least one video online every day Video marketers get 66% more qualified leads per year Nearly 50% of web users look for a video before visiting a store, according to Google If you want your business to be successful, you really need to learn how to incorporate some video content into your strategy. It has enormous value. Not only is it valuable for your business,...
Tags: Google, Business, Marketing

Twyford rejects call to immediately reform $50 billion apartment sector

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has rejected calls from National MPs Judith Collins and Nikki Kaye to immediately beef up the law in $50 billion apartment sector.Twyford thanked Collins and Kaye for their draft... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Collins, Judith Collins, Nikki Kaye, Housing and Urban Development, Kaye, Twyford, Phil Twyford

Twyford rejects call to reform $50 billion apartment sector

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has rejected calls from National MPs Judith Collins and Nikki Kaye to beef up the law in $50 billion apartment sector.Twyford thanked Collins and Kaye for their draft bill to amend... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Collins, Judith Collins, Nikki Kaye, Housing and Urban Development, Kaye, Twyford, Phil Twyford

8 Rivers 'clean energy' project breaks cover in push for $20m in funding

Backers of a claimed "clean energy" plant for Taranaki using natural gas to make electricity, hydrogen and fertiliser have broken cover after months of preparation to support an application for a Provincial Growth Fund loan of up... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Taranaki

Will the New Zealand property market follow Sydney off a cliff?

House prices have slumped in Australia - around 3 per cent nationwide, but as much as 5 per cent in the Melbourne market and more than 7 per cent in Sydney.With Auckland's market already stalled and tracking sideways, will we see... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Australia, Sydney, New Zealand, Melbourne, Auckland

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