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Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft pledged $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in response to the Seattle region's widening affordability gap.Most of the money will be aimed at increasing housing options in... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Microsoft, Ap, Seattle


NZ shares get further lift from positive offshore markets

New Zealand shares rose as sentiment continued to benefit from positive offshore leads. Genesis Energy, A2 Milk and Synlait Milk gained.The S&P/NZX 50 index rose 50.37 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 9,077.81. Within the index, 26 stocks... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Nz, Genesis Energy


New US strategy foresees sensors in space to track missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, North Korea, US, Iran, Ap, Trump


Woman refused bar job in US because she's gay, told to 'dress more gender appropriate'

A fast food employee says she was left with no other choice but to walk out on her job after her employer told her to dress more gender appropriately.Meagan Hunter, 35, said she loved her job at Chili's Bar and Grill in Phoenix,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Phoenix, Meagan Hunter


NZ dollar extends decline amid mixed data

The New Zealand dollar weakened amid mixed signals on the local economy and as investors grow more positive on the prospects for a less-painful departure for the UK from the European Union.The kiwi was trading at 67.60 US cents... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, US, European Union, New Zealand, Nz


Nissan ex-chair Ghosn's lawyer appeals court bail rejection

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn's lawyers have appealed the rejection by a Tokyo court earlier this week of their request for his release on bail.Thursday's appeal comes two days after the Tokyo District Court... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Tokyo, Nissan, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Tokyo District Court


Growth in uptake of ultra-fast broadband on Chorus networks slows

Growth in the uptake of ultra-fast broadband on the networks Chorus is installing slowed in the December quarter as more of the roll-out was completed.The firm had about 504,000 UFB customers connected at December 31, representing... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business


Inside the Scarlet Lady - Richard Branson's adults only cruise ship

Virgin Voyages has released designs of its ''RockStar Suites'' that will be on its first adults-only ship, the Scarlet Lady.Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson said his cruise venture would bring rock and roll to the high seas.The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Richard Branson, Scarlet Lady Virgin


McDonald's worker wins compensation after breaking leg on smoko

A McDonald's worker in Australia who was left with a broken leg after falling from a ladder she'd used to climb for a quick pre-shift smoke break will receive a payout from the fast food restaurant.Mandep Sarkaria was working at... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Australia, McDonald, Mandep Sarkaria


Pot deliveries OK'd into Calif. communities that ban sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Calif, Bureau of Cannabis Control


Warning for business travellers as hotel rates head up

Hotel rates are forecast to head up on both sides of the Tasman this year, hitting corporate travellers hard.FCM Travel Solutions says extra demand from the travel boom is set to push up average room rates in New Zealand by 2 per... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, FCm Travel Solutions


United States air traffic controllers warn flying less safe, New Zealand colleagues lend support

Air traffic controllers in the United States warn that flying is less safe because of the partial government shutdown which means they are working for no pay.The warning comes as their counterparts in New Zealand say the shutdown... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, United States, New Zealand


Australian house prices drop expected to be worst in the world

The drop in house prices in Australia this year will be the worst in the world, one of the world's major credit rating agencies has predicted.Fitch Ratings believes house prices will fall by another 5 per cent this year and values... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Australia, Fitch Ratings


Combating emotional damage in your workplace

COMMENT: "To have and to hold, till death do we part." Words spoken to a spouse as a lifelong commitment. The only issue is, those words should have been spoken to your job.In today's world, we spend more waking hours surrounded... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business


Navy rallies after halftime to defeat Lafayette 85-77

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — John Carter Jr. scored a career-high 18 points, leading four into double-figure scoring and Navy beat Lafayette 85-77 on Wednesday night. George Kiernan had 15 points for Navy (6-10, 3-2 Patriot League), which broke its four-game road losing streak. Evan Wieck added 14 points. Hasan Abdullah had 12 points and eight […]
Tags: Business, News, Navy, Sports, Lafayette, EASTON Pa AP, Patriot League, Hasan Abdullah, George Kiernan, John Carter Jr, Evan Wieck


Spark guaranteed World Cup streaming grief: RugbyPass boss

RugbyPass boss Tim Martin is an evangelist for streaming sports over the internet.He would be, of course. That's his company's bread and butter, and it's currently in the midst of a US$20 million raise .Yet he still voices qualms... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Tim Martin


Spark guaranteed World Cup streaming grief, RugbyPass boss says

RugbyPass boss Tim Martin is an evangelist for streaming sports over the internet.He would be, of course. That's his company's bread-and-butter, and it's currently in the midst of a US$20 million raise .Yet he still voices qualms... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Tim Martin


Microsoft pledges $500 million to tackle housing crisis in Seattle, Eastside

The pledge is the largest in the company's 44-year history, and comes as Microsoft and other tech giants that have driven the region's economic boom face increasing pressure to help mitigate affordable-housing shortages.
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, Microsoft, Eastside, Seattle Eastside, Project Homeless


Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system.The strategy aims to protect America against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, North Korea, America, Iran, Ap, Trump


UBS weighs in on Reserve Bank rules, says mortgage rates could soar

UBS has added its voice to the growing number of finance firms to oppose the Reserve Bank's proposals for banks to lift their capital ratios.The Swiss diversified financial services company said the proposed capital ratio changes... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ubs, Reserve Bank


Pet owners hit by insurance double whammy

Southern Cross is set to hike the premiums for its pet insurance with owners hit by a double whammy from its annual review and a change to its ageing pet policy.The insurer which covers 29,500 pets said it had been updating premiums... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Southern Cross


5 Key Benefits of Internal Brand Building

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Tags: Business, Marketing, Branding, Human Resources Issues, Employee Training, Internal Branding, Brand Buidling


#BigDaily: Volkswagen fined for causing Delhi air pollution; Indians are buying less gold

A roundup of biggest and most important news (curated from the wild web). We read everything so that you don’t need to. The newsletter is delivered everyday morning. Subscribe. You…The post #BigDaily: Volkswagen fined for causing Delhi air pollution; Indians are buying less gold appeared first on NextBigWhat..
Tags: Business, News, Volkswagen, Delhi


SpaceX to build Mars ships in Texas, not Los Angeles

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX says it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles, dealing another blow to the local economy only days after the company announced massive layoffs.The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Spacex, Texas, Los Angeles, Ap, Port Of Los Angeles, Mars, Hawthorne Calif


It’s official: 6 biggest U.S. banks topped $100 billion in profit

The banks have Republican tax cuts to thank, along with rising interest rates, a surge in deal making and a retail-banking boom.
Tags: Business, News, Markets


Elon Musk's latest business scheme: making cyborgs

It's the internet's equivalent of a note posted in a newsagent's window. The website has a single page. No fancy videos or graphics. No colours even. Just black and white text offering jobs to "exceptional engineers and scientists".... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Elon Musk


Elon Musk's latest business scheme, Neuralink, focuses on making cyborgs

It's the internet's equivalent of a note posted in a newsagent's window. The website has a single page. No fancy videos or graphics. No colours even. Just black and white text offering jobs to "exceptional engineers and scientists".... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Elon Musk


Cruise Lines International aims to cut emissions by 40 per cent in next 10 years

The cruise industry has committed to cut the rate of carbon emissions across the global fleet by 40 per cent by 2030.Progress toward the target will be measured against a 2008 fleet baseline, and emissions rates will be calculated... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Cruise Lines International


Kathmandu hires new leader for North America

Kathmandu Holdings has hired US clothing executive Amy Beck to run its North American business.Beck, most-recently brand manager at Seattle-based Waypoint Outdoor, will take up the role on April 1.Kathmandu shares rose a cent... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Beck, North America, Seattle, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Holdings, Amy Beck, Waypoint Outdoor


TSA absentee rate still high, but down from Sunday's peak

TSA officials say the rate of airport screeners missing work during the partial government shutdown has stabilized just days before a three-day holiday weekend that is likely to bring bigger airport crowds.The Transportation Security... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Tsa