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China-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer ties

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Negotiators from Taiwan and China met Saturday for talks in an attempt to maintain momentum for the forging of closer ties in the face of a skeptical Taiwanese public.The talks resulted in no firm agreements...
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Philippines backs support for small enterprises at APEC meet

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 9:40pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) The Philippines top trade official on Saturday called for support for the integration of micro, small and medium enterprises in global trade, which he said would help reduce poverty and inequality in the...
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California farmers agree to drastically cut water use

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 7:15pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California farmers who hold some of the states strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid...
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AP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 6:10pm
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in bite-sized infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers these are the prescriptions of a leading...
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Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 5:15pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) A 10-square-mile oil (25.9-square kilometer) slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and its becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered...
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Peru suspends civil liberties in region after 4th death

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 5:00pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) Perus government said it was suspending civil liberties in a southern coastal valley after a fourth death in violent anti-mining protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.Cabinet chief Pedro Cateriano...
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Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 4:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to strengthen the administrations hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the...
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Woman chains herself to Shell ship in bay north of Seattle

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 2:35pm
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Royal Dutch Shells exploratory oil drilling plans, Bellingham police said.KCPQ-TV said the ship is anchored in Bellingham Bay, north...
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Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 1:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administrations hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown...
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Local ban nullified by Texas; fracking resumes in Denton

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 12:30pm
DENTON, Texas (AP) A North Texas city whose fracking ban prompted state lawmakers to limit such local power says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.According to documents obtained through an...
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Former CEOs lawsuit against Sands China stays in Nevada

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 12:25pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau-based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded over the company,...
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Coast Guard: Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 11:20am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) An early morning fire forced evacuation of 28 workers from an oil rig off Louisianas coast early Friday.The fire was still burning Friday evening, the Coast Guard and an environmentalist who flew over the site...
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KiwiSaver marginal at best - IRD report

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 10:01am
KiwiSaver has cost the taxpayer more than $6 billion and its success in helping people who really need a boost in their retirement savings has been described as marginal, at best in a report released by the Inland Revenue Department.The...
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FTC asked to probe Google and YouTube Kids app

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 10:00am
Googles YouTube app for young children is under fire again from US consumer groups that say the service is filled with content inappropriate for kids.In a two-minute video, child-safety and privacy advocates highlight a slew of...
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Aaron Quintal: Child poverty unexpected focus of Budget

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 9:59am
Could business have expected more from a Budget labelled by Finance Minister Bill English as a plan thats working?The focus of Budget 2015 was, unexpectedly, on addressing child poverty. After days of talking down the prospect...
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QA: Keeping good staff in a contractor model

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 9:59am
Can you tell me about your business? We started in 1998 as a business writing specialist, then gradually moved into the space of writing and managing tenders. Today we work with companies that are developing and documenting responses...
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US government to review mystery of slow 1st quarter growth

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 9:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) Theres something strange about the U.S. economy in the first three months of every year: It frequently grows at a much slower pace than in the other nine months.And on Friday, the government agency charged with...
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Murray Energy expects more than 1,800 coal mine layoffs

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 9:40am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Appalachian coal mining suffered a double blow Friday, as Murray Energy announced plans to lay off more than 1,800 miners, most from West Virginia, and Alpha Natural Resources told another 439 Mountain State...
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Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 9:35am
The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nations infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.Since 2009, the...
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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Business New from NZ Herald - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 9:35am
The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note on Friday. Major indexes fell from the start as oil drillers and other energy-related companies followed oil prices lower. Stocks spent much of the rest of the day drifting...
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