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Source: Xtra News

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2012-03-04 15:42:36 -0800 | business-news

Groupon Inc's main business grew in November as the largest daily deal company extended its lead over rival LivingSocial, according to estimates released on Wednesday. Groupon's gross billings totaled $154 million in November, up 6 percent from the $145 million...
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Source: New Zealand Herald

Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2012-03-03 09:29:40 -0800 | green-news

It feels like I'm buying time just waiting to die," she said. After the latest string of quakes she is on edge more than ever. Yesterday she was asleep in her bed with her husband, Rhys, and two of her...
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Source: New Zealand Herald

Auckland :: New Zealand | updated 2012-03-01 12:18:30 -0800 | political-news

Once you've made that decision and have that self-confidence going, it's about using all the help that's available out there." A new, locally developed social network called Goalpost will join the slew of devices available for quitters today. Goalpost co-founder...
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Source: The New Zealand Herald

Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2012-03-01 07:04:16 -0800 | green-news

Saturday Dec 31, 2011 This time last year, scientists knew more than they were telling us ... what else might the authorities not want a traumatised population to know? Looking back over the year's newspapers this week I noticed a...
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Source: Epoch Times

Menlo Park :: CA :: USA | updated 2012-02-26 09:35:50 -0800 | political-news

December 26, 2011 New research shows that pigeons can count. (Stephanie Lam/The Epoch Times) Putting numbers into ascending order is a cognitive ability generally believed to be unique to humans and other primates. According to a new study, however, pigeons...
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Source: International Business Times

Auckland :: New Zealand | updated 2012-02-23 16:17:04 -0800 | entertainment-news

Comet Lovejoy was unexpectedly spotted falling into the horizon vertically. International Space Station (ISS) Commander Dan Burbank, who was photographing lightning storm over the Pacific Ocean, had captured this surprising and fantastic scene from the orbiting station on Wednesday.
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Source: The New York Times

Dunedin :: New Zealand | updated 2012-02-23 01:09:51 -0800 | political-news

Pigeons have now shown that they can learn abstract rules about numbers, an ability which until now had been demonstrated only in primates. In the 1990s scientists trained rhesus monkeys to look at groups of items on a screen and...
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Source: Xtra News

San Francisco :: CA :: USA | updated 2012-02-14 15:59:58 -0800 | business-news

Holiday shoppers are increasingly pulling out their phones instead of their debit cards when it comes time to pay for a purchase, but what risks are they exposing themselves to when they do that? If you are charging items to...
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Source: New Zealand Herald

Auckland :: New Zealand | updated 2012-02-09 01:35:09 -0800 | political-news

David Shearer has twice as much public support than his rival David Cunliffe for the role of Labour's leader, a poll shows. Mr Shearer has the support of 34.5 per cent of adult New Zealanders, compared with only 16.9 per...
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Source: New Zealand Herald

California City :: CA :: USA | updated 2012-02-07 02:13:18 -0800 | political-news

A third of New Zealanders believe aliens have visited Earth and a majority think psychic powers exist, a study has found. One thousand respondents were asked by UMR Research if they believed "that Earth has been visited by UFOs from...
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Source: Wellington Dominion

Auckland :: New Zealand | updated 2012-02-06 01:01:49 -0800 | green-news

00 06/12/2011 A lack of protection and an emphasis on development have brought about the degradation of New Zealand's pristine rivers and now a single government agency must urgently take responsibility for them before they are beyond saving.
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Source: Wellington Dominion

Wellington :: New Zealand | updated 2012-02-03 02:35:27 -0800 | political-news

Police report the diver, who was free diving on Hunter's Bank between Pukerua Bay and Kapiti Island, failed to surface as scheduled about 11.20am today...Early this afternoon police central communications reported the diver's body had been recovered.
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Source: Xtra News

Auckland :: New Zealand | updated 2012-01-29 02:14:43 -0800 | business-news

Twitter has acquired a start-up company that makes software to improve security and privacy for smartphones and other mobile devices. With its acquisition of Whisper Systems, Twitter gains technology to bolster security of its fast-growing microblogging service and gets a...
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Source: Xtra News

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2012-01-29 02:15:12 -0800 | business-news

The judge hearing the Justice Department's challenge of AT&T's plan to buy Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA unit has postponed a status conference set for this week until early December, the court said in an order. Judge Ellen Huvelle, who is...
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Source: Scoop

Wellington :: New Zealand | updated 2012-01-20 21:49:12 -0800 | business-news

With over 15 different power companies throughout New Zealand, it is becoming increasingly difficult for households to keep track of which is the cheapest. Many households are unaware how easy it is, and how much of a better deal there...
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