News archive from 24 August 2013

Early exit for Microsoft's relentless salesman Steve Ballmer

Few CEOs wielded more power than Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer. And yet the company's first and foremost salesman never gained the respect he deserved for his role in transforming Bill Gates' tiny startup in the woods outside Seattle into the world's...

 

Early exit for Microsoft's relentless salesman Steve Ballmer

Few CEOs wielded more power than Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer. And yet the company's first and foremost salesman never gained the respect he deserved for his role in transforming Bill Gates' tiny startup in the woods outside Seattle into the world's...

 

Early exit for Microsoft's relentless salesman Steve Ballmer

Few CEOs wielded more power than Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer. And yet the company's first and foremost salesman never gained the respect he deserved for his role in transforming Bill Gates' tiny startup in the woods outside Seattle into the world's...

 
Tony Windsor concerned over slow progress of CSG scrutiny

Tony Windsor concerned over slow progress of CSG scrutiny

Independent MP Tony Windsor, who pushed for federal powers to scrutinise the impact of gas and coal projects on water supply says he is dismayed at its slow implementation.The powers to require assessment of cumulative water impacts of coal seam gas...

ABC News, 10:06 in Business
 
Firefighters extinguish blaze on train

Firefighters extinguish blaze on train

The Public Transport Authority says services won't be disrupted despite a fire causing significant damage to the Prospector train.The train, which runs between Perth and Kalgoorlie, was stationed at a cleaning depot in Kewdale overnight when it caught...

ABC News, 11:51 in Business
 
Are you too busy to take a break?

Are you too busy to take a break?

FRED needs a holiday. Downtime by a lake, the sea, the mountains. A chance to distance himself from his slave-driving boss, his gossipy co-workers, his cluttered desk and his ever-growing to-do list. There's just one problem. “I don't have time to...

 
Black and Gold broccoli recalled amid concerns batch may contain glass fragments

Black and Gold broccoli recalled amid concerns batch may contain glass fragments

A voluntary recall of frozen broccoli packages has been issued amid concerns a batch may contain glass fragments.Brand owner and distributor Metcash is advising the frozen 500 gram packets of Black and Gold broccoli florets have been recalled in...

ABC News, 14:03 in Business
 

Business calendar: August 26-30

MONDAY, August 26 Sydney - Caltex Australia first half results Adelaide - Boart Longyear first half results Sydney - nib Holdings full year results Advertisement Sydney - Spark Infrastructure Group first half results TUESDAY, August 27 Gold Coast -...

 

Business calendar: August 26-30

MONDAY, August 26 Sydney - Caltex Australia first half results Adelaide - Boart Longyear first half results Sydney - nib Holdings full year results Advertisement Sydney - Spark Infrastructure Group first half results TUESDAY, August 27 Gold Coast -...

 

Business calendar: August 26-30

MONDAY, August 26 Sydney - Caltex Australia first half results Adelaide - Boart Longyear first half results Sydney - nib Holdings full year results Advertisement Sydney - Spark Infrastructure Group first half results TUESDAY, August 27 Gold Coast -...

TheAge, 18:11 in Business
 

Pain's not over for investors

Next week is unlikely to bring much clarity to the primary issue facing markets: when and by how much will the U.S Federal Reserve slow its accommodative monetary policy. Uncertainty, along with what is expected to be anemic trading heading into the...

 
Sydney Airport and the magical mystery tour

Sydney Airport and the magical mystery tour

The government should really have just paid those MacBankers a billion dollars in protection money and hung onto Sydney Airport. A contract might even have been drawn up by the prime minister of the day, John Howard: ''We, the people of Australia, pay...

 

Pain's not over for investors

Next week is unlikely to bring much clarity to the primary issue facing markets: when and by how much will the U.S Federal Reserve slow its accommodative monetary policy. Uncertainty, along with what is expected to be anemic trading heading into the...

 
Sydney Airport and the magical mystery tour

Sydney Airport and the magical mystery tour

The government should really have just paid those MacBankers a billion dollars in protection money and hung onto Sydney Airport. A contract might even have been drawn up by the prime minister of the day, John Howard: ''We, the people of Australia, pay...

 

Pain's not over for investors

Next week is unlikely to bring much clarity to the primary issue facing markets: when and by how much will the U.S Federal Reserve slow its accommodative monetary policy. Uncertainty, along with what is expected to be anemic trading heading into the...

 
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