Amazon workers vote against forming a union in Bessemer, Alabama

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama have handed the online retail giant a decisive victory by voting against forming a union and cutting off a path that labour activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | April 10th, 2021|Business|0 Comments

Epic's war with Apple over Fortnite 'stolen' loot

Tim Sweeney, the chief executive of US$18 billion Epic Games, tapped out an email to a contact at Microsoft to let them in on a "confidential" project."Epic has certain plans for August," Sweeney, who runs the world's most popular... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | April 9th, 2021|Business|0 Comments

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash's freedom camping crackdown

By Tess Brunton of RNZ Tougher penalties and fines are on the cards as part of a proposed crackdown on irresponsible freedom camping.Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has released a plan to hike the costs for those who break the... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | April 9th, 2021|Business|0 Comments

NZ Reserve Bank in no hurry to shift rates yet, say economists

The Reserve Bank will be in no rush to shift its official interest rate at its review on Wednesday, preferring instead to take a wait-and-see approach to assess how the economy is adjusting to the challenges posed by Covid-19, say... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | April 9th, 2021|Business|0 Comments

Pacific Edge cancer test gains cover from US insurance giant United Healthcare

Shares in Pacific Edge spiked sharply higher after the company said its "Cxbladder" cancer diagnostic tests are now covered by United Healthcare, America's biggest healthcare insurer.The NZX-listed cancer diagnostics company said... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | April 8th, 2021|Business|0 Comments

Facebook blames 'configuration change' for global outages

Facebook is blaming tinkering under the bonnet for a global outage earlier today, which also took out the Facebook-owned Instagram and Whatsapp."Earlier today, a configuration change caused Facebook services to be unavailable to... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | April 8th, 2021|Business|0 Comments

Air New Zealand gets another $600 million Government loan, defers capital raise

The Government is extending its loan facility to Air New Zealand by $600 million as the airline defers its planned capital raise to later in the year.The $900m Crown loan facility made available to Air New Zealand in March last... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | April 8th, 2021|Business|0 Comments

Covid helped to normalise diverse workplace arrangements, let's normalise diversity

A "halo effect of empathy" is one of the many benefits a New Zealand energy solutions business sees in employing someone with a disability. But like working from home has become, they hope to make a diverse workplace so normal... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | April 8th, 2021|Business|0 Comments

After damning FMA report, NZX recruits Nasdaq tech whizz

NZX has beefed up its new technology sub-committee with the appointment of computer expert Peter Jessup as an independent member. The move is one of a series of steps being taken by the local exchange as it follows the recommendations... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | April 8th, 2021|Business|0 Comments

NZ Covid Tracer app gets 'gamification', support for older phones

So-called "gamification" features are being added to the NZ Covid Tracer app in a bid to get more people scanning posters, more of the time.After 14 consecutive days of scanning or diary entries, users will be awarded a spiral success... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | April 7th, 2021|Business|0 Comments