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Postage Prices will Decrease from Sunday; USPS not too Happy About It

New Zealand - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:26

Postage Prices will Decrease from Sunday; USPS not too Happy About It

The last time when price of U. S postage stamps went down, is history. But that is going to be repeated this weekend and the USPS is not happy about it.

In July 1919, prices of postage stamps were decreased by 3 cents to 2 cents. From the Civil War times, this is the third time price has been decreased on record.

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Marriott and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc Shareholders Approve to $14.41 Sales Deal

New Zealand - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:19

Marriott and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc Shareholders Approve to $14

The drama over a bidding war for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc seems to be over finally.

On Friday, shareholders of both Marriott and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. agreed to the $14.41 billion sale deal. That clears Marriott International's hurdle on its journey buy Starwood, one of its biggest rivals and become the biggest hotel chain in the world.

The shareholders vote brings an end to a chaotic month where Marriott saw a last-minute competitor China's Anbang Insurance Group bid from Starwood.

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Twitter Names Two New Directors to Its Board

US News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:05

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On Friday, Twitter appointed two directors to its board and PepsiCo's chief financial officer Hugh Johnston was one of them.

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Netflix Subscribers will see an Increase in Price from Next Month

US News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:59

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For the Netflix subscribers who have been paying $7.99 monthly subscription for long might see a rise in price soon.

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UK plan to impose additional tax on sugary drinks

New Zealand - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:44

UK plan to impose additional tax on sugary drinks

The UK government has indicated that it is planning to impose an additional tax on fizzy drinks in order to fight the growing issue of obesity in the country.

The debate over the subject involved a host of parties including fizzy-drink producers, health experts, economists and think-tanks as well as the general public on the social media. Experts say that there is strong evidence from around 15 countries that have already introduced similar taxes, which shows that a tax on sugary drinks reduces consumption of heavily sugared products.

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Obesity during pregnancy may increase risk of very ‘large babies’

New Zealand - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:33

Obesity during pregnancy may increase risk of very ‘large babies’

According to a new research study, women who are obese during their pregnancy may face a higher risk of giving birth to abnormally large babies.

Researchers found that obesity and diabetes during pregnancy can cause "abnormally large" babies and they also pointed out that it increases risks for the mother during childbirth. They also found that the women most at risk are currently screened much later.

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Experts want food products to include labels with required exercise

US News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:18

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People have backed a new system of labelling that would include food labels with how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories.

 

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Experts want food products to include labels with required exercise

Health News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:18

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People have backed a new system of labelling that would include food labels with how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories.

 

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Angela Rippon inspires people to live healthier

US News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:08

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Famous newsreader, consumer journalist, host of Top Gear and Come Dancing, Angela Rippon is inspiring more people to live healthier lives.

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Angela Rippon inspires people to live healthier

Health News - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 03:08

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Famous newsreader, consumer journalist, host of Top Gear and Come Dancing, Angela Rippon is inspiring more people to live healthier lives.

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Dropping Sales at Gap’s Key Brands hurt the Company’s Shares

New Zealand - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:43

Dropping Sales at Gap’s Key Brands hurt the Company’s Shares

San Francisco, California based Gap Inc, which operates five well known brands is struggling with declining sales. On Thursday, shares of the apparel company dropped almost nine percent during the after-hours trading.

It followed an announcement from the clothing retailer that reported its March results, revealing a slide in sales for the twelfth straight month. The retailer reported drop in comparable sales for three of its biggest brands in March. The company also warned entering April with a high levels of inventory that could affect the profit margins.

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Closing Gender Gap could Gain Silicon Valley $25 Billion GDP by 2025

New Zealand - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 07:39

Closing Gender Gap could Gain Silicon Valley $25 Billion GDP by 2025

Gender gap may not be good after all for corporate. According to several researches diversity is good for the economy as well as businesses. A new McKinsey report revealed that in case Silicon Valley can bridge the gender gap, the technology sector could gain $25 billion in gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, which will be a nine percent increase. The San Francisco city could move its GDP around $45 billion by 2025.

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