Wasps cost NZ $130 million a year

Pest wasps are costing New Zealand’s economy $130 million a year, a new study says.The impact of the introduced pests included wasp-related traffic incidents, costing $1.4 million a year, and more than $1 million in health costs…

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Thursday

U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Thursday, shaking off two days of losses. Separate government reports indicating a steep drop in weekly applications for unemployment benefits and a pickup in U.S. factory orders helped lift the…

Stock split could cost Google over $500 million

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ” An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet’s most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.Page,…

Three-way bun fight over $11.2 million

A businesswoman, who is a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, has successfully appealed an order requiring her to return $11.2 million to a Maori land trust.A three-way bun fight is now likely over the money when the case…