Asian shares track Wall Street slide; Spain attack weighs

HONG KONG (AP) " Asian stocks sank Friday as global investor sentiment was battered by big losses on Wall Street amid U.S. political turmoil and a deadly van attack in Spain.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Indian IT company Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns

NEW DELHI (AP) " The CEO of India-based outsourcing and information technology company Infosys, Vishal Sikka, has resigned following differences with some founders of the company, including N.R. Narayana Murthy.The Infosys board... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) " Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un's father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, above her heart. But on her right glitters a diamond-and-gold... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Report: Filipino dairy farm workers abused, exploited

A union for migrant workers is calling for standard employment agreement for diary farm workers following a "shocking" report into the New Zealand dairy farm industry.The study "In search of decent work" found migrant dairy farm... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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EpiPen maker finalizes settlement for government overcharges

EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million federal agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade " charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Average US mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year at 3.89 pct

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged lower this week. Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Virginia during a white-nationalist rally last weekend.Cook... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Report: German-backed Arabic website blocked by Egypt

BERLIN (AP) " German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle says an Arabic-language news and culture website it operates has been blocked in Egypt.A spokesman for Deutsche Welle says the broadcaster received initial reports earlier in... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Syria claims business comeback with international trade fair

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) " The Syrian government on Thursday opened the country's first international trade fair since war broke out in 2011, an event hailed by officials as a "victory" and a sign of renewed confidence in the war torn... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

NEW YORK (AP) " If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?You'd quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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