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New taser alternative will let police pretend to be Spider-Man

Thursday  12:46,   19 september 2019

Police shootings tend to dominate headlines wherever and whenever they happen, and rightfully so, but sometimes "less-than-lethal" weapons like tasers end up being equally... >>>

ExxonMobil to sell all of its oil and gas assets in the Gippsland Basin

Thursday  09:51,   19 september 2019

The global energy giant ExxonMobil has announced it will sell all of its assets in the Gippsland Basin, off Victoria's south-east coast. The sale includes offshore oil and gas platforms, the Longford gas plants and the Long Island Point plant near... >>>

The 20 highest-paying companies in Silicon Valley in 2019

Thursday  07:40,   19 september 2019

Glassdoor just released its list of the highest paying companies in... >>>

How Australia's biggest steelmaker allegedly tried to rig prices

Thursday  07:25,   19 september 2019

Court documents reveal an elaborate web of meetings, over a series of months that traversed three... >>>

Gap's CEO says the retailer wants to shift Banana Republic from a 'historically' 'skinny brand' to one that's more 'inviting'

Thursday  07:20,   19 september 2019

Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck says he thinks it's time for Banana Republic to start "inviting" in a new, more diverse set of customers. He told Bloomberg that Gap's upscale apparel subsidiary was traditionally known as a "skinny brand," but that it's time... >>>

Google almost had a Pixel smartwatch — here’s why it reportedly failed

Thursday  06:15,   19 september 2019

“It didn’t look like what belonged in the Pixel... >>>

“Completely scary and absolutely empowering”: One-year-old startup Brandcrush bags $1 million

Thursday  05:50,   19 september 2019

Marketing startup Brandcrush has raised $1 million in funding to scale its platform and push into the US, all just a year after it was founded. Founded in September last year by Teresa Aprile and Matthew Hurle, Brandcrush connects businesses and... >>>

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Thursday

Thursday  04:25,   19 september 2019

Crown Resorts Ltd (ASX:CWN), Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX:NCM), and Santos Ltd (ASX:STO) shares will be on watch on the ASX 200 index on... >>>

ME Bank's dumping of credit card rollout hurts full-year profits

Thursday  04:05,   19 september 2019

ME Bank's profit has been hit by its decision to halt a plan for more credit card products in light of more consumers switching to the growing buy now, pay later sector. The bank's statutory full-year net profits after tax fell to $67.1 million down >>>

Disney CEO Bob Iger believes that Disney and Apple would likely have combined if Steve Jobs were still alive

Thursday  03:45,   19 september 2019

In a Vanity Fair excerpt from Bob Iger's new book, "The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company," the Disney CEO said he believed that if Apple cofounder Steve Jobs were still alive "we would have combined >>>

Britain wants trade deal with Australia within months after leaving EU

Thursday  03:15,   19 september 2019

Britain's Trade Minister says she expects her Government to complete a wide-ranging trade deal with Australia within months of exiting the European Union. UK Trade Minister Liz Truss says she expects her Government to complete a wide-ranging trade... >>>

Car manufacturers costing consumers $1 billion in yearly mechanical bills due to lack of data sharing, ACCC says

Thursday  01:25,   19 september 2019

Australia's car owners are paying more than $1 billion a year more than they need to because car makers are refusing to share technical information with independent mechanics, according to the competition watchdog. The chair of the Australian... >>>

Job ads plummet in Sydney, Melbourne as companies tighten their budgets

Thursday  01:15,   19 september 2019

SEEK's measure of job ads points to ongoing weakness in the economy, although at least one bank is upbeat about retail... >>>

Kaufland, the German retailer described as ‘Aldi on steroids’, is coming to Australia – here’s what you can expect

Thursday  00:45,   19 september 2019

Aldi has enjoyed its challenger status against Woolies and Coles, but that could change with a new German player coming to town. Kaufland is opening in Australia bringing a "one stop shop model" with it, the Australian Financial Review reported.... >>>

Cash shortage: The plumbing system of the global financial system just sprung a big leak

Thursday  00:17,   19 september 2019

The New York branch of the Federal Reserve Board was just forced to do something it hasn't done since the financial... >>>