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'Something needs to change': Woolworths drops $1-a-litre milk
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'Something needs to change': Woolworths drops $1-a-litre milk

Woolworths is raising the price of its two and three-litre home brand milk.

  • by Patrick Hatch

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A wrecking-ball goes through David Jones mid-renovation

A wrecking-ball goes through David Jones mid-renovation

The likelihood of divorce is said to spike when a couple is renovating their home. And so it was for the grand-dame of Australian retail this past week.

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Baby Bunting in growth spurt as rivals fall away

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The airline boosted its half-year profit to $74 million from $4 million last year raising its domestic airfares. But its international arm is causing headaches.

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Gail Kelly quits David Jones' owner days after CEO's shock exit

Gail Kelly quits David Jones' owner days after CEO's shock exit

Former Westpac chief executive Gail Kelly and Australian finance executive Patrick Allaway had resigned from the company with immediate effect.

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Transurban rules itself out of North East Link build

Transurban rules itself out of North East Link build

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Rebel Sport, Supercheap Auto owner underpaid staff $32m

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Transurban says construction delays won't impact dividend growth

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Qantas goes after slice of frequent buyers' credit card spending

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