How to respect and support children’s rights in your business

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Understanding comparison shopping engines & online marketplaces

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Cisco Systems to lay off about 14,000 employees: CRN

(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc is laying off about 14,000 employees, representing nearly 20 percent of the network equipment maker's global workforce, technology news site CRN reported, citing sources close to the [Read entire story]

China warns ‘protectionist’ Australia on investment after blocked Ausgrid deal

SYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) - Australia's decision to block the A$10 billion ($7.7 billion)sale of the country's biggest energy grid to Chinese bidders was a protectionist move that would negatively affect investment in the [Read entire story]

20 Australian businesses offered commercialisation grants

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Can you help us innovate?

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Stocks choppy, Kiwi soars after rate cut

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares hovered close to one-year highs on Thursday as oil prices dropped for a third straight day and the latest interest rate cut in a developed market - this time New Zealand - got a lukewarm [Read entire story]

U.S. mutual funds boost own performance with unicorn mark-ups

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some U.S. mutual funds are boosting their performance with relatively big bets on private companies such as Uber and Pinterest, which they have been marking up at a rate far greater than [Read entire story]

Funding for research and development projects with global partners

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Protect your farming or agriculture business from unfair contracts

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Protect your small business from scams at tax time

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Useful apps for your business

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Wall Street set to open flat after record-setting rally

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set for a sedate open on Wednesday, a day after investors powered the S&P 500 and the Dow to record highs amid growing optimism about the economy. [Read entire story]

Airbus says output cut won’t drive A380 massively into red

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Airbus's decision to cut production of the world's biggest passenger jet, the A380, will not drive the program massively into the red, the European planemaker's group chief executive [Read entire story]

Asian stocks, gold fall as Fed keeps June hike in play; dollar up

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks fell and the U.S. dollar stood tall on Thursday as markets scrambled to factor in the possibility of another interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve as early as June. Gold [Read entire story]

Bangladesh bank official’s computer was hacked to carry out $81 million heist: diplomat

MANILA (Reuters) - The computer of a Bangladesh central bank official was hacked to carry out one of the largest cyber heists in history, a Bangladesh diplomat said on Thursday. [Read entire story]

Coca-Cola sales drop on weak Europe demand, strong dollar

(Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co's sales fell for the fourth straight quarter as demand weakened for its fizzy drinks in Europe and a strong dollar ate into revenue from other markets outside the United States, including Latin [Read entire story]

Global markets stabilize as likely ECB support offsets weak oil

LONDON (Reuters) - Stocks markets stabilized on Wednesday as expectations of support from the European Central Bank offset a decline in the price of oil. [Read entire story]

Businesses losing money by not recycling

A Planet Ark report says small and medium sized businesses can save and even make money if they recycle better. [Read entire story]

Israel passes law to cap bankers' salaries

Israel will have one of the world's toughest curbs on bankers' pay after the government unanimously passed the relevant legislation. [Read entire story]

Finance News Update, what you need to know

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Exclusive: DOJ probes allegations that Tiversa lied to FTC about data breaches

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal agents are investigating whether cyber-security firm Tiversa gave the government falsified information about data breaches at companies that declined to purchase its data protection [Read entire story]

Oil at 2016 high, U.S. crude above $40 on output freeze hopes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices hit 2016 highs on Thursday, with U.S. crude surging 5 percent to pierce the $40 barrier, on optimism that major producers will strike an output freeze deal next month amid rising crude [Read entire story]

Local News Corp boss to head Foxtel

News Corp Australia's boss has been appointed the new CEO of pay TV operator Foxtel. [Read entire story]

Volkswagen’s top U.S. executive steps down amid ongoing probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG's top U.S. executive is stepping down nearly six months after the German automaker admitted to installing software to allow 580,000 diesel U.S. vehicles to emit excess emissions, the [Read entire story]

New Zealand central bank surprises market with rate cut

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A weak global outlook and tepid inflation expectations pushed New Zealand's central bank to cut interest rates to a record low 2.25 percent, a move that took markets by surprise. [Read entire story]

U.S. subpoenas ex-Goldman banker in 1MDB probe: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker Tim Leissner has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department in a money laundering probe linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), Bloomberg reported on Monday. [Read entire story]

Ssangyong Motor targets U.S. entry in late 2019: CEO

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean automaker Ssangyong Motor Co , owned by India's Mahindra & Mahindra , is preparing for a "make or break" foray into the U.S. market under a new company name as early as 2019, its chief [Read entire story]

Wall Street set to open lower as U.S. crude slips

(Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open lower on Wednesday, as oil prices fell after data showed U.S. crude stockpiles touched record highs. [Read entire story]

Abercrombie & Fitch posts surprise rise in same-store sales

(Reuters) - Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co posted a surprise rise in sales in the holiday-shopping quarter, snapping a streak of more than three years of declines, due to strong demand for its Hollister [Read entire story]

Viacom weighs selling minority stake in Paramount film unit

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc is considering selling a "significant" minority stake in its Paramount Pictures movie studio, Chief Executive Philippe Dauman said on Tuesday [Read entire story]

J&J must pay $72 million for cancer death linked to talcum powder: lawyers

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company's talc-based Baby Powder and [Read entire story]

Goldman CEO eyes more cost cuts amid global growth concerns

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's chief executive officer signaled the U.S. bank could cut costs yet again as market turmoil, declining oil prices and concerns about Germany’s Deutsche Bank AG have cratered the [Read entire story]

Obama proposes $4.1 trillion spending plan in final White House budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama proposed a $4.1 trillion spending plan for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday in a final White House budget that laid out his priorities for fighting Islamic State, raising [Read entire story]