Official – John Key knows everything

and this was when Barack asked me for advice......do you think I look like Tony Soprano?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 States has not been spying on him. New Zealand Prime Minister [...]

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Hyundai offers help to locked out US Govt workers

Hyundai are demonstrating that marketing is not just about money and promoting greed.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 be given a payment relief "for as long as they are out of work". Employees [...]

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US job growth good news for Obama

Job growth stats great timing for Obama as the electoral silly season kicks off in America.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 hiring that drove the unemployment rate down two ticks to 8.5 per [...]

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Workplace drug test swoop nets 31 coal mine staff

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. In all 882 staff and contractors were tested and 20 of them gave positive results for the presence of illegal drugs, including a supervisor. Testing of [...]

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