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  • Holidaying Hamilton man Richard James Whitham facing $1.7m theft charge, arrest warrant issued

    A Hamilton man has been accused of theft over his alleged use of $1.7 million against the instructions of the financial services firm he worked for.An arrest warrant has been issued for Richard James Whitham - who told the Herald...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • US prepares new $288 billion tariffs on Chinese imports in retaliation

    President Donald Trump directed the US Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on US$200 billion ($288.5b) in Chinese imports Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.The tariffs, which Trump wants set...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • The Latest: US preparing new tariffs on Chinese imports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local):7:30 p.m.President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, as the nations move...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Google launches rival to Spotify with UK release of YouTube Music

    Despite being an early leader in online music, Google's YouTube has never quite found its place in the music streaming era. While YouTube has always been a huge source of plays and views for music videos, as a pure music streaming...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Unilever to battle the 'dark side' of social media influencers

    Consumer goods colossus Unilever, which is a force in global advertising, has taken a stand against the use of social media "influencers".Influencers, who often buy followers on sites like Facebook and Instagram, can be paid to...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • The Latest: Senate backs bill blocking deal with firm ZTE

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. (all times local):6:40 p.m.The Senate has approved a defense...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • NZ dairy production ends season steady, despite the weather

    New Zealand dairy production managed to withstand two bouts of unfavourable weather to end the 2017/18 season steady, thanks to a late surge, data from the Dairy Companies Association of NZ (DCANZ) shows.DCNZ said milk production...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Trump to finalize small business health insurance option

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans, congressional officials and...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Kiwis caught up in recruitment site hack

    A data hack of an Aussie recruitment site has led to the compromise of New Zealanders' private information.Australian online recruitment company PageUp, which has two million active users across 190 countries, confirmed this week...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block.The online auction site IronPlanet announced this week that the plane...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Box Office Top 20: 'Incredibes 2' record inches higher

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney and Pixar's record-breaking opening of "Incredibles 2" is even bigger than initially expected. According to final totals Monday from the studios, the animated sequel grossed a massive $182.7 million in its...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought.Coal ash is the...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

    SEATTLE (AP) — Some Amazon company investors said Monday they are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to not sell a powerful face recognition tool to police.The American Civil Liberties Union...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Business Highlights

    ___Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobsDETROIT (AP) — If President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on automobiles and parts, experts say it will cut auto sales and cost jobs in the...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • France's strike-prone and ill-equipped air traffic controllers cause 'third of delays over Europe', finds report

    France's strike-prone and ill-equipped air traffic controllers are responsible for a third of all delays in the skies over Europe, a senate report concluded yesterday.The delays are costing airlines €300 million ($502m) per year...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Changes mooted for foreign house-buyer ban law

    Recommendations have been made to the Government's proposed foreign house-buyer ban which would see large-scale overseas apartment and hotel developers and buyers exempted.The Finance and Expenditure Select Committee has released...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Former employee Richard Whitham charged with theft, arrest warrant issued, police confirm

    A Hamilton man in a High Court fight with his former employer over a missing $4 million has been charged with theft by a person in a special relationship - and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.A High Court judge has placed...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Interest rates flat to lower at weekly US Treasury auction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term U.S. Treasury bills were flat to lower in Monday's auction. Rates on three-month bills fell to their lowest level in three weeks while six-month bills were unchanged.The Treasury Department...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Minnesota PUC opens hearings on Enbridge Line 3 replacement

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Passions ran high Monday as Minnesota regulators opened a key hearing on a final decision on Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.A crowd...Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Zimmer Biomet and Clorox fall; Apache and JD.com climb

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:Rent-A-Center Inc., up $2.65 to $14.68The chain, which leases household goods on a rent-to-own basis, accepted an offer of $15 a share from Vintage Capital...Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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