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News: Money

Consumers will start to feel the squeeze at the grocery checkout: report

Monday  00:45,   22 october 2018
smh.com.au

Coles and Woolworths are pulling back on their discounting of fresh food. A report by UBS retail analysts Ben Gilbert and Aryan Norozi released this week suggests that pressure to push up fresh food prices will continue, while competitive... >>>

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

Monday  00:06,   22 october 2018
ft

The former deputy prime minister led the Liberal Democrat party in coalition with David Cameron’s Conservatives between 2010 to 2015 but lost his seat in parliament in the 2017 general... >>>

Crypto startup promoted by cricketing star shuts down amidst ASIC investigation

Sunday  23:56,   21 october 2018
smartcompany.com.au

ASIC has confirmed it is making “some enquiries” into a local cryptocurrency startup which was once promoted by Australian cricketing great Michael Clarke. The startup, Global Tech, popped up a few months ago with the goal of raising $50 million via >>>

It's now taking significantly longer to sell a home in Australia

Sunday  21:56,   21 october 2018
businessinsider.com.au

There haven't been this many homes listed for sale across Australia since 2012. It's now taking 53 days for the average capital city to sell via private treaty, up from 42 days a year ago. CoreLogic says it's now a "buyers" markets meaning "vendors... >>>

Google Assistant may soon have a web app for lists and notes

Sunday  11:00,   21 october 2018
engadget

Google Assistant might soon have its own list- and note-taking functions instead of leaning on third-party apps. The 9to5Google team has sifted through the Google search app's code to discover an unannounced "Lists and Notes" web app for Assistant... >>>

How To Move Your Small Business To The Cloud

Sunday  05:45,   21 october 2018
lifehacker.com.au

If the first age of computing was centred around the concept of the mainframe and massive, centralised computing power and the second was all about the PC and client-server, we are now in the third major... >>>

Army, Navy and Air Force veterans face a fight against unemployment post-military life

Sunday  03:30,   21 october 2018
msn

Cheri had a successful 24-year career in the Army before deciding to return to civilian life. Her tours in the Middle East and various deployments at home earned her a set of skills that would be the envy of most workers. Now, as well as an... >>>

Australians overtake Swiss to lead world in median wealth stakes

Sunday  01:21,   21 october 2018
msn

We might not feel it, but the typical Australian is richer than the typical person in any other country in the world, according to a survey. Australia has seized from Switzerland the global title of having the highest "median wealth per adult", in... >>>

Meghan Markle credits her 'good work ethic' to first job which involved 'taking out the trash'

Sunday  01:21,   21 october 2018
honey.nine.com.au

Before becoming the Duchess of Sussex in May, Meghan Markle was a successful actress, blogger and humanitarian. Juggling the three roles seamlessly and making it appear effortless, the former Deal or No Deal briefcase girl has talked about her... >>>

SA community vows to back strawberry growers

Saturday  22:20,   20 october 2018
msn

Supermarkets and consumers are vowing to support South Australian strawberry growers as the local season gets underway. The Sherry family have been strawberry farming for three generations, but five weeks ago a dark cloud was cast over the family... >>>

If you whisper, so will Alexa

Saturday  13:20,   20 october 2018
msn

As announced at the September hardware event, Alexa is gaining the ability to whisper, and Amazon has just confirmed to Engadget that the feature is already available to US... >>>

Food price crisis: Supermarket costs are set for an unprecedented rise as the drought and surging petrol prices take their toll on farmers and suppliers

Saturday  10:21,   20 october 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Analysts have warned Australian consumers they will feel the pinch in their weekly grocery spend, as food prices increase and farmers and suppliers feel the drought's grip and rising petrol prices tighten on... >>>

Google is using software to make the Pixel 3’s screen corners even rounder

Saturday  08:30,   20 october 2018
theverge

All in the name of aesthetic... >>>

Huawei is working on a foldable 5G smartphone

Saturday  08:20,   20 october 2018
engadget

It's wasn't too long ago that flip phones were all the rage, and now it looks they might have a spiritual... >>>

Cab drivers sue Uber for $500MILLION and claim the ride-share company has stolen their livelihoods

Saturday  04:45,   20 october 2018
dailymail.co.uk

A $500 million lawsuit has been launched against ride-share giant Uber by Melbourne cab drivers who claim that the company stole their... >>>