If Google's a monopoly, who is harmed by its market power?

Google has long defended itself against charges of monopoly by stressing that its products are free and that no one has to use them.And it's avoided tough government scrutiny for years based in part on the idea that people searching... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Damien Grant fights for insolvency career in court after license rejected over criminal history

Well-known liquidator and columnist Damien Grant is fighting in court to overturn a decision stopping him from continuing his insolvency career because of character grounds.The Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Wilson Parking to divest car parks, pay $500k over anti-competitive behaviour

Wilson Parking New Zealand Limited has agreed to divest the leases of three parking facilities in central Wellington, and pay $500,000 towards Commerce Commission costs over anti-competitive behaviour.The Commerce Commission filed... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Cooking the Books podcast: Side hustles that don't suck

OPINION Each week the NZ Herald's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the best ways to make extra money, without wasting your time. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to the Cooking the Books... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Covid 19: Survey reveals 1 in 4 Kiwis plan to upskill for post-Covid work

Kiwis are boosting their employability more than ever before with 1 in 4 planning to upskill in the next six to 12 months, according to a new study.A recent survey by financial comparison site Finder found 25 per cent of respondents... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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It's here – $13.5m tunnel boring machine for $4.4b City Rail Link arrives in Auckland

New Zealand's biggest transport infrastructure job leapt forward today with the arrival of the $13.5 million tunnel-boring machine for the $4.4 billion City Rail Link.The machine, officially named Dame Whina Cooper, is now at the... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Dairy prices rise slightly at latest GDT auction

For the third time a row, dairy prices have risen in the Global Dairy Trade auction - up 0.4 per cent across the board. Whole milk powder prices - the biggest influencer on Fonterra's farmgate milk price - remained buoyant, with... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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US Justice Department files landmark antitrust case against Google

The US Justice Department has sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.The lawsuit filed Tuesday (US time) marks the US... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Eric Watson fights to stay out of UK prison for contempt, while partner enjoys Ibiza lifestyle

Eric Watson is attempting to keep himself out of prison after a United Kingdom court sentenced the New Zealand businessman to four months behind bars.Meanwhile, his partner Lisa Henrekson has seemingly been enjoying the Spanish... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Christchurch baby boomers signing up to work in hospitality more than ever before

The number of Christchurch baby boomers signing up to work in the hospitality industry has skyrocketed over the last six months.Data from Barcats, a hospitality platform which connects venues to job seekers, shows Christchurch has... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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