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Stuart Denman 1:13pm Workaholics put their health, happiness, relationships and social life at risk.
Stefan Kazakis 1:08pm Contact fosters a healthy workplace and strengthens relationships with clients.
Sue White 12:58pm With the silly season approaching, we need to do less.
Jonathan Rivett 12:54pm Fatherhood brings all the muck without requiring the lengthy labour.
Sue White 11:50am Forestry Stewardship Council CEO Natalie Reynolds tackles plenty of challenges.
Sue White 11:43am no words
Josh Jennings 11:36am Social workers help patients voice concerns and understand their prognosis.
Carolyn Rance 11:29am Travelling to Mars? You no longer have to walk.
Kristie Kellahan 11:19am Teachers and students join forces to encourage Powerful Owl back to the area.
Jim Bright 11:15am Despite its ubiquity, we usually neglect this critically important document.
8:22am US stocks have capped a strong week on a high note, with good earnings from Microsoft and others overshadowing a poor report from Amazon.
MARCUS PADLEY I attended the Australian Microcap Investment Conference in Melbourne this week which included 24 companies speaking over two days.
HAROLD MITCHELL It is very rare for someone to be nationally known by his or her first name, and any measure our 21st prime minister was rare indeed.
MARK HAWTHORNE As major events go, the Melbourne Cup carnival has often been a bellwether of the state of the Australian economy. And this year, it's NSW money that's propping up Victoria's spring racing calendar.
ROSS GITTINS Gough Whitlam was a giant among men who changed Australia forever - and did it in just three years.
GEORGIA WILKINS The government is facing calls to introduce a user-pays system for regulating financial planners.
NICK TOSCANO Pizza restaurants have been warned against hiring delivery drivers as independent contractors after the ATO handed down its evaluation of the disputed area of industrial law.
MICHAEL WEST The Medibank executives and their brokers will hardly be yelling it from the rooftops but as they showcase their wares to institutional investors, their message will be industry consolidation.
ADELE FERGUSON The decision to reject a bipartisan call for a royal commission into the CBA was always on the cards, but its reasoning was disappointing and shallow.
PETER KER Friends and family of Sir James Balderstone farewelled the legendary businessman.
Ruth Williams and Georgia Wilkins It was the sort of startling and "courageous" comment rarely heard from a senior public servant.
CHRISTOPHER WEBB Heather Ridout was among the larger buyers, spending nearly $174,000 on ASX scrip.
Yolanda Redrup A queue of screaming children greeted attendees at the Qantas annual meeting. They would have been equally at home in the ranks of Qantas investors.
John Garnaut, Gareth Hutchens, David Wroe and Philip Wen Australia has baulked on signing up to a powerful new Chinese development bank amid concerns within the Abbott government that Beijing could use it to expand its strategic influence in the region.
Stephen Crafti 'Side by side', replaces 'over the conter' service delivery at the University of Melbourne Baillieu Library.
CAROLYN CUMMINS According to CBRE’s research, the shortfall between the potential liquidity of funds ending their lifespan and the market’s ability to absorb these assets will be around US$10 billion in the coming two years.
CAROLYN CUMMINS Corner shops plan to take up the challenge as retail giants move back into local neighbourhoods.
Glenn Byres Property investors believe asset recycling can deliver the projects that are needed to ensure Sydney's future prosperity.
CAROLYN CUMMINS The Folkestone Maxim A-REIT Securities Fund has been awarded a "Superior" 4 out of 5 star rating from SQM Research.
CAROLYN CUMMINS Real estate investment trusts are reporting better leasing and sales conditions, writes Carolyn Cummins.
CAROLYN CUMMINS One of Sydney’s pub icons is up for sale, with owners pointing to both lock-out laws and the lure of property developer dollars as reasons for putting the once-legendary Kings Cross nightspot The Bourbon on the block.
MALCOLM MAIDEN The central role that Asia has in Australia’s future was on display at Thursday’s packed Financial Review and J.P. Morgan Chanticleer lunch in Melbourne.
ESTHER HAN Retail Food Group acquired Gloria Jean's Coffees for $163.5 million on Friday, sealing itself as Australia's coffee Goliath in terms of franchise brands, store counts and roasting capacity.
SALLY ROSE A mostly upbeat tone to the annual general meeting season, including well-received updates from ResMed, Qantas and AMP, spurred shares higher on Friday to ensure a second straight week of gains.
Sue Mitchell John Forsyth, the owner and chairman of Australia’s oldest and largest book retailer Dymocks Group, sees a renaissance in the $2 billion book market if the government agrees to scrap parallel import bans.
Jared Lynch and Madeleine Heffernan The ABC has increased its multimillion-dollar advertising budget as the taxpayer-funded broadcaster beefs up self-promotion on social media.
BHP Billiton boss Andrew Mackenzie says the WA premier's suggestion the company and Rio Tinto are flooding the iron ore market is 'completely wrong'.
Industry warns NSW could lose 10 wind farms, $2.5 billion under Tony Abbott's plan to cut clean energy
PETER HANNAM Confusion over Canberra’s plans to cut the Renewable Energy Target (RET) will cost NSW at least $2.5 billion in investment by 2020 and mean the state will fall short of the Baird government’s own target for clean energy, industry groups say.
SALLY ROSE Financial services group AMP Ltd has provided an upbeat trading update for the third quarter.
Stephen Johnson The coffee industry veteran who brought Gloria Jeans to Australia in 1996 is selling to the company behind Michel's Patisserie and Donut King.
PETER HANNAM Confused by the jargon about gigawatts and "real 20 per cent"? Here are some basics in the debate over the Renewable Energy Target.
Dina Bass Microsoft's quarterly sales topped estimates on cloud-computing growth and recovering personal-computer sales, as chief executive Satya Nadella showed progress in his effort to revive the company.
A bedroom air humidifier helped sleep disorder equipment group Resmed achieve a six per cent revenue increase.
PATRICK COMMINS The timing and pricing of The timing and pricing of Medibank’s sharemarket listing is ‘laughable’ and the investment bankers running it need a “sharp and powerful uppercut”, Morningstar’s head of equities research Peter Warnes has told clients.
AMP says it is enjoying strong growth across its businesses, with cash flows in its wealth management operations more than doubling.
The federal government has rejected calls to establish a royal commission into the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Jessica Gardner Sleep therapy giant ResMed said its first quarter revenue increased by 6 per cent to $US380 million ($433.84 million), which was buoyed by recent product launches but dampened by weaker growth in the main US market.
Evan Schwarten Analysts say the upcoming float of Medibank Private may be worth buying into for long-term investors.
MATT O'SULLIVAN Qantas made a pre-tax profit in the first quarter as growth in capacity in the domestic market ground to a halt and competition eased on international routes.
Amanda Saunders BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser has batted off shareholder criticism that the miner is dragging its feet on capital management, saying that without a strong balance sheet "someone else is determining your destiny".
Suze Metherell NZ's trade deficit has widened further than expected as logs and dairy exports fell and the country imported more transport equipment.
Australian bond futures prices are slightly weaker as investors take on more risk.
Peter Trute Qantas boss Alan Joyce says the embattled airline is back on track but unions and employees remain unhappy about cost cuts and job losses.
Jamie Freed Qantas Airways has given the first signal that its domestic fares are rising, with its yields, or returns on fares, rising in September versus the same month last year now that the capacity war with Virgin Australia Holdings has ended.
Tina Morrison Sky Television has renewed its deal for rugby coverage, announcing a five-year deal with SANZAR unions.
VESNA POLJAK Fund managers have taken advantage of a spike in sharemarket volatility to pick up bargains this month, coinciding with the S&P/ASX 200 Index hitting its lowest level since February.
US stocks have bolted higher following a series of mostly strong earnings reports from Dow members Caterpillar, 3M and others.
Pfizer will buy back $US11 billion ($A11.9 billion) in company stocks to help support a company's stock price and earnings per share.
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