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Today's News & Views
Esther Han 12:15 AM From imported dung beetles to friendship-detecting collars, Australia's beef industry is in an innovation frenzy to boost cattle welfare and the quality of what we eat.
Carolyn Cummins 12:01 PM Woolworths has raised $15.3 million through the sale and leaseback of 10 Woolworths Petrol sites across NSW and Queensland, with the funds to be used for expansion of other operations, including its push into the smaller convenience style stores.
David Jolly 9:54 AM Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco, two of the world's biggest tobacco companies, sued the British government over new rules, starting next May, that would require cigarettes to be sold in plain packages.
9:05 AM Wall Street stocks moved mostly higher this week despite mixed earnings from big retailers and caution about swelling equity valuations.
Malcolm Maiden 8:19 AM The Olympics are arguably the standout example of corporate networking because a company who's who and government who's who attends.
Belinda Cao and Kyoungwha Kim Should a stock exchange focus on business or regulation? After $US35 billion in market value was erased from three companies in two days, investors are asking if the city's regulator should have done more to prevent the stampede.
Ross Gittins Say you win $10,000 in a lottery, but are offered the choice of receiving the money now or in three years time. Which would you pick?
Asjylyn Loder Millions of barrels of untapped oil that US shale drillers discovered during the boom years are about to disappear - at least from their papers.
Michael West After a brutal lobbying campaign by BHP and Rio, Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey knocked the idea for an inquiry into iron ore on the head. No big deal, there are far more important inquiries at hand. The parliamentary inquiry into a fence, for instance, proceeds apace.
Sue Mitchell Sydney-born fashion designer Bruno Schiavi has big plans for his new baby, Kardashian Kids.
Peter Ker and Ky Chow Accepting defeat does not come easily to Andrew Forrest, nor Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.
James Eyers The value of loans made through peer-to-peer lending platforms in Australia will surge to $22 billion in the next five years, says investment bank Morgan Stanley, forcing the big banks to speed up investment in new technology.
Tess Ingram Roy Hill chief executive Barry Fitzgerald says the iron ore expansion deals Brazilian miner Vale inked with China this week are a reminder Australian producers need to remain competitive in the global iron ore market.
Heath Aston Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton have pushed back at claims by billionaire Andrew Forrest and Senator Nick Xenophon that they "monstered" government out of holding a touted inquiry into iron ore.
Shaun Drummond Morgan Stanley's Australian investment bank has slashed its after-tax loss for 2014 by $30 million to just more than $7 million, after its advisory fee income rose by $26 million.
Carrie LaFrenz Oroton Group's shares plunged as much as 22 per cent after the luxury handbag maker cut earnings expectations for the second time this year.
Jemima Whyte and Jonathan Shapiro Some institutional investors are cautiously expressing interest in Woolworths' shares again, despite losses in its controversial Masters hardware division continuing to deepen.
Stephen Cauchi Currency traders await US inflation data and key speeches for developments that could break the Aussie out of its trading range around 79 US cents.
Sally Rose Australia's biggest mortgage broking business, Australian Finance Group, bounced back after making its sharemarket debut at a slight discount amid mounting expectations the banks will be forced to tighten property lending standards.
A growing number of mutual fund managers are slipping shares of indexed exchange traded funds into their actively managed fund portfolios.
Alex Pollak Investors considering taking up the NAB 2-for-25 rights issue need to ask: Can the banks really keep growing?
The Chinese sharemarket is heading towards its highest close since February 2008, as it looks set to finish the week with its biggest weekly gain in two months.
Michael Pascoe We've witnessed a quiet political crime over the past week: the government ditching the best recommendation from the Murray financial system inquiry for the most cynical of political motives. You see, occupying the treasury benches is much more important than what's best and fair for the nation.
Farhad Manjoo The tech industry used to think big. We are once again in a go-go time for tech, but what happened to the industry's grand, democratic visions of the future?
Sarah Frier Chris Sacca, an early investor in Twitter, has been perhaps the biggest advocate of the company. Now, he's ready to get a few things off his chest.
Paul Osborne Having backed away from his initial support for an inquiry, Tony Abbott says the competition watchdog is best placed to deal with any problems in the iron ore market.
Lisa Baertlein and Ross Kerber Facing a grilling from shareholders over McDonald's sagging fortunes, the fast food chain's new chief Steve Easterbrook agreed things have to change. But there's one thing he wouldn't budge on:
Chocolate maker Cadbury says its decision to shed 80 jobs at its Hobart factory is about keeping the doors open long term.
Firat Kayakiran, Jesse Riseborough and Agnieszka de Sousa The mining giants haven't agreed on much lately as they argue about how to deal with a glut of iron ore and coal. When it comes to copper, however, they all agree.
James Massola and Mathew Dunckley The federal government has abandoned a mooted inquiry into the iron ore market kess than a week after Prime Minister Tony Abbott publicly floated the idea.
Shaun Drummond Investec's remaining Australian business has quietly built up a $2 billion aviation fund and a $100 million joint venture private equity business.
Sam Forgione Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn says fund managers will increasingly come to realise that going light on Apple shares will hurt their performance as the technology giant continues to innovate.