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Who stole your weekend?

Commentators are spruiking the idea of an IR 'assault' on our weekends but the reality is Australia's productivity is a disaster and it's a good thing workers can be flexible. more

Club memberships how much you pay
Club memberships how much you pay

As a nation, we are sports mad. As such, club memberships are as popular as ever but how much do you have to pay and what do you get for your money? more

Getting rid of reading glasses: the KAMRA Inlay
Getting rid of reading glasses: the KAMRA Inlay

The KAMRA Inlay is an exciting new technology that overcomes many of the shortfalls of traditional attempts to live without reading glasses. more

Weak US stocks push $A higher Weak US stocks push $A higher

The Australian dollar is slightly higher after the Easter holidays.

Australian market flat

The Australian market looks set to open flat.

Business bankruptcies in Spain rise 21pc

Business bankruptcies in Spain rose 21pc in the first quarter with more than 1600 firms declaring insolvency.

Avon hopes new CEO can pull off makeover

Avon has appointed long-time Johnson & Johnson executive Sherilyn S McCoy as its new chief executive.

Airlines avoiding Nth Korean rocket path
UK business confidence level improving
AOL to sell 800 patents to Microsoft
Facebook buys Instagram for $US1b

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Home and property


  • A bridging loan could get you in deep water
    A bridging loan could get you in deep water

    A bridging loan can tide you over while you sell your home, but an impulsive decision could land you in deep water, here's what you need to know.

  • 8 mortgage must-dos
    8 mortgage must-dos

    It’s in your interest to pay off your mortgage faster and you’d be surprised by some of the simple things you can do that will make a big difference, starting with...

  • NT market leaves tough times behind in 2012
    NT market leaves tough times behind in 2012

    According to December 2011 quarter REINT data, 2012 should see a likely resurgence for the Darwin and Alice Springs property market.

Managing money


  • Club memberships how much you pay
    Club memberships how much you pay

    As a nation, we are sports mad. As such, club memberships are as popular as ever but how much do you have to pay and what do you get for your money?

  • Getting rid of reading glasses: the KAMRA Inlay
    Getting rid of reading glasses: the KAMRA Inlay

    The KAMRA Inlay is an exciting new technology that overcomes many of the shortfalls of traditional attempts to live without reading glasses.

  • How to claim lost money
    How to claim lost money

    With $600 million in unclaimed accounts and dividends and $13 billion in lost super, now is the time to search for lost money. It's surprisingly easy.

Money tip - Lost super?

Not sure where all your superannuation accounts might be?  Then check out the free SuperSeeker tool from the ATO. All you need is your tax file number, your family and given name and your date of birth. It takes about 5 minutes and you never know what you might find.
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  • Who stole your weekend?
    Who stole your weekend?

    Commentators are spruiking the idea of an IR 'assault' on our weekends but the reality is Australia's productivity is a disaster and it's a good thing workers can be flexible.

  • Sizing up DJs
    Sizing up DJs' online solution

    A comparison with overseas retailers shows just how far David Jones is lagging in the online sector and how its deal with IBM looks like a first and last-ditch effort to get it right.

Key market stock indices

Key Stock Index Last Chng % Chng
All Ordinaries Index 4402.34 -16.61   -0.38  
S&P ASX 200 Index 4319.85 -14.02   -0.32  
Dow Jones In. Avg. 12929.59 -130.55   -1.01  
FTSE 100 5905.7 53.31   0.9  
Nasdaq Comp. 3047.08 -33.42   -1.1  
Hang Seng Index 20593.0 -197.98   -0.96  
Nikkei 500 Index 819.27 -9.12   -1.11  
As of 2012-04-10 10:08:00 (30min delay)

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  • Who stole your weekend?
    Who stole your weekend?

    Commentators are spruiking the idea of an IR 'assault' on our weekends but the reality is Australia's productivity is a disaster and it's a good thing workers can be flexible.

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