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Whole Foods sees key sales figure decline again

Business New from NZ Herald - 57 min 42 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) Whole Foods says sales declined 3 percent at established locations during its fiscal second quarter as it prepares to launch an offshoot chain intended to expand its customer.It marks the third straight quarterly...
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4 reasons why Aeropostale has lost its cool with shoppers

Business New from NZ Herald - 1 hour 2 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) Aeropostale Inc., once a popular mall destination for teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest victim in the fast-changing retail landscape.Aeropostale joins the ranks of teen retailers...
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Things to Know: Takata air bag recall

Business New from NZ Herald - 1 hour 17 min ago
DETROIT (AP) U.S. safety regulators are expanding a recall of Takata air bags, already the largest recall in U.S. history.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday that its adding up to 40 million air...
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Insurer Anthem picks new chief financial officer

Business New from NZ Herald - 1 hour 37 min ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Health insurer Anthem is changing chief financial officers as it works to close its $48 billion purchase of rival health insurer Cigna.The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said Wednesday that John E. Gallina will...
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7 Tips for snagging the best deals at off-price stores

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 7 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) Ah, the thrill of thumbing through the racks of designer bargains at T.J. Maxx, Nordstrom Rack and other discount stores.At these so-called off-price chains, you can save, on average, 60 percent on name brands,...
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The Big Read: Hilary Barry resignation last straw for MediaWorks executives

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 22 min ago
Hilary Barrys resignation from TV3 appears to have been the tipping point which led to a revolt by MediaWorks executives against company boss Mark Weldon.The Herald has learned that key executives at the head of the company sought...
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Aussie backpacker tax set to drive visitors to NZ

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 27 min ago
Backpackers Downunder will travel to New Zealand to work instead of Australia after the government kept the backpacker tax in its budget, the tourism industry has warned.The sector is bitterly disappointed the Turnbull government...
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Ex-banker cuts $250k deal with police

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 33 min ago
An ex-BNZ banker, who approved a loan for his own property development, has cut a deal with police over forfeiting $250,000 of frozen funds.One of the mans former colleagues at the bank has also agreed to the settlement with police,...
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Buyers neglecting checks

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 37 min ago
A frightening number of people are racing to buy Auckland homes without doing proper due diligence, a property expert says.Homeowners and Buyers Association president John Gray says there has been a growing trend of people buying...
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Call for KiwiSaver education campaign

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 37 min ago
The financial boss of a top accounting firm is calling for a public education campaign around KiwiSaver.John Kensington, head of financial services at KPMG said schools, employers and KiwiSaver providers need to teach people about...
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Business news you can use

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 42 min ago
Whats about to make news in the world of business, finance and economics today? 1. One of our biggest trading banks, the BNZ, is due to release its half-year result today, following Westpac and ANZ this week. How will its profitability...
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Vacated stores make for leasing bonanza

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 45 min ago
Its hard to imagine many local shopping centres without a Dick Smith store but already rivals are eyeing up the areas: out go the TVs, computers and cellphones and in could soon come the pets, manchester, clothes, car products, food...
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Rumer Willis: Digitally editing my jaw is a form of bullying

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 47 min ago
Rumer Willis says those who feel the need to digitally edit her photos in an effort to improve her looks are participating in a form of bullying.The eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore posted a photo to her Instagram...
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CEO Summit tackles tough questions

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 47 min ago
Top business leaders picked issues ranging from inequality, complacency to pressure on infrastructure as the main problems facing the country.A panel discussion at the CEO Summit in Auckland also dealt with problems created by New...
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The blues singer who created the US hated drug pricing model

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 53 min ago
To patrons of the Rum Boogie Cafe in Memphis, hes Mick, a skilled guitarist with a bushy white beard who favors fedoras and sings soulful tunes about fishing and drinking. To Americans outraged by pharmaceutical prices, he just might...
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Europe Central Bank to halt production of 500-euro bills

Business New from NZ Herald - 4 hours 17 min ago
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Production of the 500-euro banknote is being discontinued amid concerns it had become too popular among crooks and money launderers.The European Central Bank, the monetary authority for the 19 countries...
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Zoltans boat plea gets no callers

Business New from NZ Herald - 4 hours 22 min ago
An Aucklander who came up with a creative solution to skyrocketing house prices has been so far unsuccessful in search for a financial backer to fund the dream.Zoltan Buday yesterday revealed he wants to buy a 78ft yacht to live...
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2017 Audi A4 brings more power, room and technology

Business New from NZ Herald - 4 hours 22 min ago
The Audi A4 luxury sedan has been revamped from top to bottom for 2017 with a more powerful engine, new transmission and more room and technology inside.It also is one of the more technologically advanced compact sedans on the market...
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Fact sheet: 2017 Audi A4

Business New from NZ Herald - 4 hours 27 min ago
2017 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T quattro S tronicBASE PRICE: $37,300 for Premium; $39,400 for Premium quattro; $41,100 for Premium Plus; $43,200 for Premium Plus quattro; $45,900 for Prestige; $48,000 for Prestige quattro.PRICE AS TESTED:...
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