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NZ Pumpkin Patch to close 20 stores in US; intends opening more stores in Australia

NZ Pumpkin Patch to close 20 stores in US; intends opening more stores in Austra

Tuesday saw children's clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch Ltd. announcing that, given the condition of prolonged financial crisis, it will have to close 20 stores in the United States.

Via a statement, Pumpkin Patch said that this difficult decision has been made by the company, considering the high degree of uncertainty as to how long the current downturn will continue. It today outlined a reorganization plan that it has begun implementing in the United States.

Home energy monitoring tool unveiled by Microsoft

Home energy monitoring tool unveiled by Microsoft

A free online home energy monitoring tool was unveiled by US software giant Microsoft on Wednesday which permits consumers to gauge their usage and reduce consumption.

The users can avail Microsoft Hohm, available as a beta or test version in the United States at microsoft-hohm.com. It would allow the users to better understand their energy usage, get recommendations and start saving money.
 

Articles on Wikipedia no longer can be edited by members of Church Scientology

Articles on Wikipedia no longer can be edited by members of Church Scientology

Following a long-running dispute about biased articles, ban has been put on Church of Scientology members from editing Wikipedia articles about their church.

After complaints that the site was being used to promote propaganda, the online encyclopedia's arbitration committee voted to block contributions from computers owned by Scientologists.

The site was already forced to lock entries about the church, which counts Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its celebrity members due to the issues between pro- and anti-Scientology users.

US suit faced by ANZ

US suit faced by ANZ

As per the media reports, a class action has been brought against ANZ and top executives by US investors on the account of misleading conduct over the failed stock lender Opes Prime.

If adhered to ANZ spokeswoman, the claim had no foundation and the bank was trying hard to have the claim terminated.

Plaintiff Legacy Solutions has alleged that risk controls of ANZ over its stock lending operations were poor.

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