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News: Money

AGL fined $3 million for missing emissions targets

Tuesday  07:05,   25 september 2018
smh.com.au

AGL has been hit with a $3 million fine by Victoria’s energy regulator for failing to offset its emissions levels, a week after regulator threatened to kick it out of the state.The company failed to purchase enough Victorian Energy Efficiency...[...]

Western Sydney Airport construction begins at Badgerys Creek

Tuesday  04:51,   25 september 2018
msn

Construction of Sydney's second international airport officially began today , with the Prime Minister turning the first sod on the site at Badgerys Creek.Scott Morrison said the Coalition had achieved what other governments had only talked...[...]

Fact check: Are company profits growing five times faster than Australians' wages?

Tuesday  04:06,   25 september 2018
msn

The claim Australia's new Prime Minister and Treasurer have both been keen to trumpet good news about the economy in the wake of recent political turmoil. Weak wages growth is threatening the Turnbull government's forecast for a budget...[...]

Elon Musk asks this simple interview question to tell when an applicant is lying

Tuesday  02:51,   25 september 2018
cnbc

Honesty might be the best policy, but that doesn't stop jobseekers from stretching the truth. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer",...[...]

The Australian dollar is under pressure again

Tuesday  02:51,   25 september 2018
businessinsider.com.au

The Australian dollar has fallen heavily in early Asian trade on Monday, losing ground against most of the major crosses.Here's the scoreboard as at 7.25am in...[...]

Dangerous divergence: why the global economy is getting more vulnerable

Monday  16:05,   24 september 2018
brisbanetimes.com.au

The world is acutely vulnerable to another shock that ‘’over-burdened’’ central banks won’t have sufficient residual capacity to respond, warns the BIS.It still believes the world is vulnerable, that the vulnerabilities have increased and that...[...]

Google looking to future after 20 years of search

Monday  11:26,   24 september 2018
msn

Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb. The company was set to mark its 20th...[...]

Stop putting off your device updates—here's why

Monday  10:25,   24 september 2018
popsci

Updating your gadgets keeps them secure and bug-free.Gadget updates take care of a lot of problems, but their most important application might be security. When disasters strike, they usually hit hardware that's running outdated software. To prevent [...]

Rich millennials with more money than they need or want have found a new way to spend their cash

Monday  10:06,   24 september 2018
businessinsider.com.au

Resource Generation is a group of wealthy American millennials who put their money toward social justice causes. The group was founded 20 years ago and isn't a foundation - they focus on education and skill-building to promote social change.But...[...]

We now know what time is worth for the average Australian

Monday  07:54,   24 september 2018
businessinsider.com.au

The average Australian would pay $68 to have an extra hour in their day. Young women and middle-aged men say they would pay significantly more to have extra time in their day.But how just valuable is it? [...]

Metallica is about to bring an ilmenite mine online as demand surges

Monday  07:54,   24 september 2018
stockhead.com.au

Special Report: Global markets are crying out for new sources of ilmenite — the main source of titanium dioxide — Read More The post Metallica is about to bring an ilmenite mine online as demand surges appeared first on Stockhead. [...]

Australian home prices have fallen for 11 months -- and it looks like it will be 12

Monday  07:54,   24 september 2018
businessinsider.com.au

Australian home prices have fallen for 11 consecutive months. Data released by CoreLogic today suggests that streak will extend to 12 months in September.It looks like that stretch will extend into a 12th month in September based off information...[...]

Australia's unavoidable multi-million-dollar cladding problem

Monday  07:06,   24 september 2018
msn

Residents in buildings around the country lined with dangerous cladding may be completely unaware of the financial burden they could soon face to replace it.Following the devastating Grenfell tower fire disaster last year in the UK that killed 72...[...]

Comment: Are we all prepared to pay the price for proper wages?

Monday  07:06,   24 september 2018
msn

Underpayment is rampant in the hospitality industry. It's baked into the price we pay when we go to many cafes. So what are we doing about it?As a boss, Jackson Davie could be described as retro – a bit like the obscure 1960s rock that plays in...[...]

China made recycling expensive - and it could change how the world thinks about plastic forever

Monday  06:26,   24 september 2018
businessinsider.com.au

China's decision to stop importing recyclable waste is tightening environmental regulations across the world. A ban on single use plastics bags by supermarkets is just the start for Australia.The decision by China to no longer import about half...[...]