JetBlue sued over midair meltdown

JetBlue pilot captain Clayton Osbon is removed from the plane after erratic behaviour forced the crew to land in Amarillo, Texas.

Pilot sues his airline saying it should have stopped him from having onboard breakdown.

Kiwi on A$1.9m bribery charge

Sky's the limit: The CBA announced a first-half profit of $4.62 billion this morning.

Kiwi is second person to be charged with corruptly receiving payments from a supplier.

Apple CEO to donate fortune

GIVING IT AWAY: "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Apple CEO Tim Cook said.

AppleĀ CEO joins the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth.

Warren's buffett all junk-food

Warren Buffett eats an ice cream at the 2014 Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

Warren Buffett's investment advice may be smart, but his breakfast of Coke and potato sticks isn't.

Kraft to merge with Heinz

COST CUTS AHEAD: Commemorative ketchup bottles showing a picture of Warren Buffett, who teamed up with 3G to buy Heinz and is now merging with Kraft.

Kraft Foods will merge with Heinz in a US$46b deal orchestrated by 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway.

Kraft in takeover talks

Kraft to release new range of "nut" spreads, including cashew, almond and hazelnut.

Kraft Foods is in talks to be acquired by the owner of HJ Heinz.

Inside Cadbury's chocolate factory

CHOCKA BLOCK: Every chocolate product starts life in Bournville.

Believe it or not, the magic happens in a small town near the UK's Birmingham.

Weak US business spending points to growth slowdown

The airtight case for a rise in the US dollar is in fact full of holes.

Data suggests growth braked sharply early in the year, in part due to bad weather and a now-settled labour dispute at busy West Coast ports.

Sydney Ikea bans game


Retailer vetoes a 30,000-strong game of hide-and-seek in-store.

Atlantic City in 'acute distress'

FINANCIAL TROUBLE: The boardwalk in Atlantic City, which now has an emergency management team.

Bankruptcy isn't on the cards yet for former US gambling hub, but it's in big financial trouble.

High stakes tuna talks

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High price of fishing tuna in the Pacific may mean changes to international Tuna Treaty.

Who's earning the big bucks?

BIGGER SLICE: Market rates for a PR consultant need to be balanced with what is fair and reasonable for clients to pay.

Some professions demand $1000 for an hour of their time.

Ikea says no more hide-and-seek

NO MORE GAMES: A spirited round of hide-and-seek attracted hundreds of people to an Ikea outlet last summer.

Ikea stops thousands of people playing hide-and-seek in its box-like stores.

India chases Kiwi expertise

The Ganges is the focus of clean-up campaign, which could include New Zealand companies.

Canterbury firms like HamiltonJet could make further trade inroads into India as the subcontinent reaches out for manufacturing and agribusiness expertise.

IBM looks at 'bitcoin' currency

PART OF THE SYSTEM: Unlike bitcoin, where there is no overseer, the proposed digital currency system would be controlled by central banks

IBM considers adopting 'blockchain' to create a digital cash and payment system for majorĀ currencies.

Virgin sued in dispute over cruise line

VIRGIN CRUISES: Branson promised Virgin Cruises would be different from the current roster of cruise companies.

British billionaire Richard Branson is being sued over claims Virgin stole business plans to enter the cruise industry.

Nut rage flight attendant sues Korean Air

NUT RAGE: Heather Cho, the vice president overseeing cabin service at the time of the nut rage incident.

A flight attendant who says the bizarre onboard tantrum ruined her career is now suing the airline.

Iraqi troops, militia retake strategic town from IS video

Truck explodes near Kirkut in battle against IS.

Iraqi troops and militias have driven Islamic State insurgents out of the town of al-Alam.

Aussie confidence slumps

ANZ chief economist Warren Hogan also noted the vulnerability of consumer mood to negative political and economic news.

Business sentiment is the worst since before voters dismissed the Gillard-Rudd government in 2013.

McDonald's plans makeover as US sales struggle


Revamp planned as "better burger" chains bite into US sales.

China's intl payments system ready, sources

Chinese one-hundred yuan banknotes are arranged for a photograph in Hong Kong, China, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

The system to process cross-border yuan transactions may be launched in September and would make it much easier to make payments.

Marks & Spencer to offer gift card instead of dividend

Pound sterling notes.

The British retailer rethinks the way it rewards shareholders.

Stephen Jennings - retraction and apology logo

Last week, published an article regarding NZ businessman Stephen Jennings, and his business activities in Kenya and Russia.

Rare US coins may sell for US$10 million

An 1804 Silver Dollar dubbed the ‘King of American Coins.’

The rare five-dollar gold piece and a prized silver dollar each could fetch more in upcoming auctions.

China takes lessons from Japan

Chinese one-hundred yuan banknotes are arranged for a photograph in Hong Kong, China, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

Chinese regulators try to keep the world's second biggest economy from taking the recession and deflation path that has blighted its neighbour.

Mines could close within months

Miners are struggling after the collapse of iron ore prices.

The plunging iron ore price could force high-cost mines in Western Australia to shut by July.

Australian Reserve Bank reveals probe into dollar spike

Market-watchers now see the Australian dollar slipping below US76¢ in coming days or weeks, and then towards US75¢ as divergent monetary policies and growth patterns between the US and Australia drive investor capital away from the Aussie towards the greenback.

The Australian central bank confirms an investigation into the Australian dollar price spike one minute ahead of yesterday's decision to hold the cash rate at 2.25 per cent.

Hart slips a place on rich list

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Packaging tycoon Graeme Hart falls four places to 195 in Forbes ranking, one of just two Kiwis.

Greek crisis revives euro doubts

BUILDING TRUST: Greece's fate remains entwined with the euro's survival.

The risk of a Greek exit from the EU comes amid signs the euro zone is turning the corner.

Protests leave shelves bare

A truck driver sleeps during a truckers' protest in Betim, Minas Gerais state.

Brazilian police sent in backup troops to control striking truckers after demonstrations turned violent.

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