News archive from 25 September 2013

Detained Greenpeace activists arrive in Russian port

Detained Greenpeace activists arrive in Russian port

Greenpeace Australia says Russian authorities are now questioning 30 activists, including two Australians, after armed forces stormed their ship in the Arctic last week.The Greenpeace members have been detained since border guards seized their ship...

ABC News, 09:00 in Business
 
Burger King launches low fat fries

Burger King launches low fat fries

BURGER King wants people to feel less guilty about gobbling up its french fries. The world's No. 2 hamburger chain is launching a new crinkle-cut French fry on Tuesday that it says has about 20 per cent fewer calories than its regular fries. The chain...

 

US default risk is real, Washington warns Wall Street

Another reason for concern is that the debate over the debt ceiling appears stuck on a Republican demand for big spending cuts in exchange for raising the $US16.7 trillion ($17.8 trillion) borrowing limit. This could be too tall an order because...

 

US default risk is real, Washington warns Wall Street

Another reason for concern is that the debate over the debt ceiling appears stuck on a Republican demand for big spending cuts in exchange for raising the $US16.7 trillion ($17.8 trillion) borrowing limit. This could be too tall an order because...

 

US default risk is real, Washington warns Wall Street

Another reason for concern is that the debate over the debt ceiling appears stuck on a Republican demand for big spending cuts in exchange for raising the $US16.7 trillion ($17.8 trillion) borrowing limit. This could be too tall an order because...

 

Waiting for the right time to sell

I have a very small amount in my super fund. I would like to borrow funds to buy a property in a self-managed super fund within the next year. Is this possible - and if so how? It is generally accepted that you need at least $200,000 in super to start...

 

Waiting for the right time to sell

I have a very small amount in my super fund. I would like to borrow funds to buy a property in a self-managed super fund within the next year. Is this possible - and if so how? It is generally accepted that you need at least $200,000 in super to start...

 

Day of Reckon-ing is coming

''The market is saying, 'Do these guys know how to build a product?''' says Nick Harris, technology analyst with stockbroker RBS Morgans. ''All [Reckon has] done before is repackage and develop a product that was developed in the US by Intuit, a...

 

Day of Reckon-ing is coming

''The market is saying, 'Do these guys know how to build a product?''' says Nick Harris, technology analyst with stockbroker RBS Morgans. ''All [Reckon has] done before is repackage and develop a product that was developed in the US by Intuit, a...

 

Survival of the fittest

Outlook For 2014, the company has provided production guidance in the range of 400,000 to 450,000 gold equivalent ounces. Furthermore, management expects to maintain a positive cash flow position, now the peak in capital spending for Mt Carlton has...

 

Survival of the fittest

Outlook For 2014, the company has provided production guidance in the range of 400,000 to 450,000 gold equivalent ounces. Furthermore, management expects to maintain a positive cash flow position, now the peak in capital spending for Mt Carlton has...

 

The menu tricks that tap more than your appetite

1. Absent dollar signs The most powerful ploy in the menu engineer's playbook is subtle - the omission of dollar signs. Dollar signs spark an adverse physical response, much like a pinch, according to restaurant consultant Aaron Allen. According to...

 
The menu tricks that tap more than your appetite

The menu tricks that tap more than your appetite

Especially if you are hungry, you may well be swayed by the guile of a menu engineer bent on bending your mind and denting your wallet. So here is an audit of some top menu mind games exposed by psychologists and catering industry insiders. 1. Absent...

 

Classified: Seek and ye shall profit

A series of higher lows were experienced, then in December 2012, a strong rally began. On January 2, shareholders got a new year's present as the stock broke through the upper resistance level. Following the breakout, it ran up to $8.76, which proved...

 
Holey sound decisions

Holey sound decisions

Faced with a severe shortage of local currency, Macquarie had the bright idea of buying 40,000 Spanish silver dollars from the East India Company in Madras. He transformed them into local currency by punching a hole in each coin, creating an outer...

 
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