Oct 30

Official – John Key knows everything

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The US National Security Agency spying scandal in which the US agency is accused of tapping the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel won’t go away. It is also suspected of widespread spying on Spain, France and other nations. In the midst of all this stands one man who ‘knows’ the United…

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Oct 2

Hyundai offers help to locked out US Govt workers

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Hyundai Motors will defer payments due from US federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown. More than 700,000 employees face unpaid leave due to the shutdown which was triggered after the two houses of Congress did not agree on a new budget. Hyundai said affected employees who currently own its vehicles will…

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Jan 10

US job growth good news for Obama

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Four painful years after the Great Recession struck and wiped out 8.7 million jobs, the United States may finally be in an elusive pattern known as the virtuous cycle – an escalating loop of robust job growth, healthier spending and higher demand. The nation added 200,000 jobs in December in a burst of…

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Aug 11

Sacked ‘kissing’ manager sues Microsoft

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A former Microsoft UK manager fired over a kissing incident with a colleague at a conference is suing Microsoft in a London court. Simon Negus, a partner and general manager at Microsoft’s UK was dismissed in September 2010 and is now chief operating officer of Upstream Systems. Microsoft themselves launched a claim against…

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Jul 22

Workplace drug test swoop nets 31 coal mine staff

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Workplace drug testing at the Stockton Mine on the West Coast has seen 31 Solid Energy staff and contractors test positive for illegal drugs and street-legal synthetic drugs. Solid Energy communications manager Vicki Blyth confirmed that Stockton Alliance carried out drug and alcohol testing at the mine during the week of 22nd June.…

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Jun 21

US Supreme Court denies Wal-Mart women their day in court

Posted by Dave Griffith

The largest class action lawsuit in history has been thrown out by the US Supreme Court. The court ruled that 1.5 million women employed by US giant Wal-Mart cannot procced with their class action claiming gender discrimination. Instead they have been asked to pursue action against Wal-Mart individually if they want to. The…

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