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  1. Americans have flipped their opinion on Obamacare right as Republicans are set to repeal it

    The Affordable Care Act, the law better known as Obamacare, may be on the precipice of repeal. But its popularity keeps surging. Over the past few months, polls from a variety of outlets have showed a slow but steady increase in support for the healthcare…
  2. NFL player who negotiated his own contract without an agent had it completely backfire

    Last offseason, NFL offensive tackle Russell Okung decided to enter free agency without an agent to avoid paying a fee on his contract. Okung signed a five-year deal worth about $US10.6 million per year with the Denver Broncos. It was noted immediately, however, that the deal represented the kind of gamble many expected Okung to be taking by negotiating without an…
  3. 17 things to do as soon as you realise you're about to be fired

    Getting fired is a pretty miserable experience. That's why it's so easy to push the thought of getting sacked from your mind. You don't want to think about something like…
  4. 5 high-paying jobs for people who don't like stress

    OO.ready(function() { window.player = OO.Player.create("ooyala-player","pqanZ3OTE63pxm7MDaj6YVzklirCQIGK", { autoplay. false }); }); To find jobs with that perfect combination of high pay and low stress, we combed through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labour database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs and looked at salary data from the US Bureau of Labour Statistics…
  5. Meg Whitman's warning on border tax: 'It actually lowers the number of jobs for many, many companies'

    Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said she is concerned about the proposed border adjustment tax being pushed by Republicans in Congress, one day after US President Donald Trump spoke favourably about…
  6. 'Do not go into media if you do not have very thick skin': Founder of Bustle and Bleacher Report explains how he built 2

    Bryan Goldberg, 33, is the founder of Bustle, a digital-media startup with 55 million monthly readers that covers everything from politics to "The Bachelor." Its latest valuation puts it on par with Goldberg's last startup, Bleacher Report, which sold for about $US200 million to Turner…
  7. Here's exactly how to respond if your kid asks, 'Are we rich?'

    Kids are shamelessly curious. So don't be surprised if your child turns to you with wondering eyes and asks, 'Are we rich?' Once kids grasp the basic concept of money, they will naturally have questions, explained personal finance writer Beth Kobliner in a recent Facebook Live interview with Business…
  8. Watch a US-led airstrike destroy an ISIS headquarters building near the group's urban stronghold in Iraq

    The fight to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the clutches of ISIS is poised to enter its sixth month. And Iraqi forces in recent days have advanced on the western half of the city, the last part of Mosul still held by the terrorist…
  1. Brian Gaynor: Regulator's call to decline Sky TV-Vodafone merger a risk to sports coverage

    Nzherald.co.nz - Markets 02.24 / 16:34 www.nzherald.co.nz
    The Commerce Commission's decision to reject the proposed merger between Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand is a big blow to both companies.It means that NZX-listed Sky has to come up with a "plan B", it needs to…
  2. Tesla Model 3 release date, news & update: Elon Musk reveals grand plans; Wiring, display & battery details teased

    Au.ibtimes.com - Markets 02.24 / 13:00 au.ibtimes.com
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed an aggressive production plan for its Model 3 sedan so that the electric vehicles hit the market by year end. In order to support the rollout, Tesla may need to raise more cash. Musk has stated that Tesla Model 3 production is very much on track and that the company is looking to ramp up production to 5,000 vehicles a week in the fourth…
  3. New Zealand dollar higher against greenback

    Nzherald.co.nz - Markets 02.24 / 07:20 www.nzherald.co.nz
    The New Zealand dollar is heading into the end of the week up 0.5 per cent against the US dollar, as the greenback struggled to gain any traction on ongoing jitters about the US, but stuck to a tight range on the day.The kiwi…
  4. Warehouse leads stockmarket lower

    Nzherald.co.nz - Markets 02.24 / 07:20 www.nzherald.co.nz
    New Zealand shares fell, with Warehouse Group and Mercury New Zealand ending down, while Air New Zealand rose.The S&P/NZX50 Index dropped 30.93 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 7058.59. Within the index, 23 stocks fell, 14 were…
  5. Telstra, CBA and MessageXchange collaborate for Australia's first end-to-end e-invoicing experiment

    Au.ibtimes.com - Markets 02.24 / 02:21 au.ibtimes.com
    Telstra has collaborated with Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Message Xchange to perform an Australia's first end-to-end electronic invoicing…
  1. Gold medal goes to the yellow metal's biggest backer

    Chartist Richard Pritchard takes line honours at the close of the four-week Shares Race as his decision to back gold pays…
  2. Gold medal goes to the yellow metal's biggest backer

    Chartist Richard Pritchard takes line honours at the close of the four-week Shares Race as his decision to back gold pays…
  3. Gold medal goes to the yellow metal's biggest backer

    Bunburymail.com.au - Money 02.24 / 05:07 bunburymail.com.au
    Chartist Richard Pritchard takes line honours at the close of the four-week Shares Race as his decision to back gold pays…
  4. Penalty parking tickets poor form, AA says

    Stuff.co.nz - Personal finance 02.24 / 01:32 www.stuff.co.nz
    Motorist advocacy group the AA says it is frustrating and "poor form" that parking companies do not let motorists off infringement notices when it can be proved that they paid. A woman has argued it was unfair that she was hit with a $65 fine when the ticket she displayed while parked in a Christchurch parking lot curled up in the sun and fell on the f…
  5. Aged care providers dominate restorative packages in government tender

    The government’s new restorative care program is underway with the inaugural allocation announced this week comprising 400 places nationally this financial year and an additional 75 coming into effect the following year. The post Aged care providers dominate restorative packages in government tender appeared first on Australian Ageing A…
  6. Aged care groups back future reforms but seek clarity from government

    Aged care providers and consumers have told Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt they agree with the Aged Care Roadmap’s outline for future reform of the sector but that multiple strategies will be needed to ensure the landmark changes deliver an inclusive and sustainable system. The post Aged care groups back future reforms but seek clarity from government appeared first on Australian Ageing A…
  7. Aged care gateway to operate with reduced services during system outage

    My Aged Care will be offline for 65 hours over the weekend for a major system upgrade to support the landmark home care reforms that come into effect on Monday. The post Aged care gateway to operate with reduced services during system outage appeared first on Australian Ageing…
  8. Caring for the carers: aged care facility puts staff wellbeing in focus

    Sydney aged care provider Scalabrini Village has implemented a new strategy this week aimed at improving staff engagement and wellbeing through meditation. The post Caring for the carers: aged care facility puts staff wellbeing in focus appeared first on Australian Ageing…
  1. 17 things to do as soon as you realise you're about to be fired

    Getting fired is a pretty miserable experience. That's why it's so easy to push the thought of getting sacked from your mind. You don't want to think about something like…
  2. 5 high-paying jobs for people who don't like stress

    OO.ready(function() { window.player = OO.Player.create("ooyala-player","pqanZ3OTE63pxm7MDaj6YVzklirCQIGK", { autoplay. false }); }); To find jobs with that perfect combination of high pay and low stress, we combed through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labour database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs and looked at salary data from the US Bureau of Labour Statistics…
  3. Meg Whitman's warning on border tax: 'It actually lowers the number of jobs for many, many companies'

    Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said she is concerned about the proposed border adjustment tax being pushed by Republicans in Congress, one day after US President Donald Trump spoke favourably about…
  4. Outback parent company announces dozens of restaurant closures as threat of restaurant recession looms

    Bloomin' Brands, the parent company of the Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming's Steakhouse chains, announced plans to close multiple…
  5. Here's why barns are painted red

    OO.ready(function() { window.player = OO.Player.create("ooyala-player","U3eTMwYTE66Q4zWWlyuZItKmCrWZhE1U", { autoplay. false }); }); Ever drove down the countryside and wondered why all the barns are painted red? The answer, like most things, lies in our…
  6. Trump's deportation plans are sowing fear among immigrants across the country

    Undocumented immigrants across the country, fearing federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, have begun changing their routines, avoiding public spaces, and even seeking refuge in churches, following the Trump administration's recent directives cracking down on illegal…
  7. White House pushes back on report it asked FBI to publicly shoot down Russia stories

    White House officials strongly pushed back Friday on reports that the FBI refused to publicly shoot down stories about connections between some of President Donald Trump's associates and Russian…
  8. Stephen Colbert blasts Trump's reversal of transgender bathroom rights: 'Grow a pair'

    On Thursday's "Late Show," Stephen Colbert took a swipe at President Donald Trump's rolling back of former President Barack Obama's guidelines allowing transgender students to use school bathrooms according to their gender…
  1. My favourite space: Dramatic red outdoor room

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 02.24 / 16:08 www.stuff.co.nz
    A dramatic downstairs deck is the latest chapter in the almost 20-year renovation of Loena Wilson McCormack's 1970s townhouse in Mission Bay,…
  2. Ido Drent: Building a new home - part three

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 02.24 / 16:08 www.stuff.co.nz
    Kiwi actor Ido Drent, best known for his role on Shortland Street, shares the journey as he and his wife Mandy build a new house in Auckland and wrangle a toddler and newborn b…
  3. Autumn is perfect for alfresco living with an outdoor fireplace

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 02.24 / 16:08 www.stuff.co.nz
    Summer has scarcely started and before you know it, it's officially Autumn. But not to worry, the weather can be a lot more settled in March, so there's still plenty of time to entertain…
  4. Kitchen ideas for every style

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 02.24 / 07:13 www.stuff.co.nz
    The best new ideas to enhance the heart of every house - the …
  5. Focus on the landscape to complete your home's 'exterior design'

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 02.24 / 07:13 www.stuff.co.nz
    Landscaping, even on a small scale, can make a real difference to your home. First of all, it adds value to the property. Think of "street appeal" in real estate speak, and you'll understand…
  6. Lumbar vs slumber: how to capture the perfect sleep

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 02.24 / 00:06 www.stuff.co.nz
    Your bed - possibly the most used and least appreciated piece of furniture in your entire house. That is, until you wake up one day with a crick in…
  7. Duct tape: Is there anything it can't do?

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 02.23 / 23:43 www.stuff.co.nz
    I'm willing to bet that a roll of duct tape can be found a tool box, drawer or shed of just about every home. It's arguably the most versatile home repair item out there, and I find it surprising that people don't chose it as their luxury item on shows like Survivor or Naked and Af…
  8. Your front fence - urban barricade or object of beauty?

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 02.23 / 21:53 www.stuff.co.nz
    Little old NZ could learn a thing or two about literal street style from our fastidious overseas …
  1. Sydney and Melbourne CBDs centre of top-tier turf war

    Lawyersweekly.com.au - Law 02.23 / 19:54 lawyersweekly.com.au
    A court clash between top-tier lawyers from Herbert Smith Freehills and White & Case next week will draw out boundary lines defining a blackout area over the Sydney and Melbourne central business…
  2. Lawyers divided over penalty rates decision

    Lawyersweekly.com.au - Law 02.23 / 19:54 lawyersweekly.com.au
    A CEO and an employment law principal of two separate Australian law firm have voiced opposite opinions following yesterday's penalty rates d…
  3. Tech course to add ‘extra dimension’ to legal education

    Lawyersweekly.com.au - Law 02.23 / 19:54 lawyersweekly.com.au
    A collaboration between the University of NSW, Gilbert + Tobin and Neota Logic has delivered a new course on technology in the law, to be implemented later this…