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Aussie icon: Is this the end of the line?

The Hills Hoist clothesline is a deadset Aussie icon. THE humble Hills Hoist clothesline once found in almost every Aussie backyard has gone the way of Vegemite, the Iced Vovo and Victoria Bitter, with the intellectual property sold off to an overseas manufacturing giant. Hills Limited, now a listed technology …

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Trump threatens GM with car tax

President-elect Donald Trump has taken aim at General Motors on Twitter. Picture: AP IN ANOTHER tweet targeting a US company, President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to slap a tax on General Motors for importing compact cars to the US from Mexico. But GM makes the vast majority of compact Chevrolet …

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How to smash the Boxing Day sales

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‘Tacky’ tweet shocks Carrie’s fans

Actress Carrie Fisher has died in hospital after suffering a heart attack on a flight to LA last week. Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies. Picture: Supplied A US baked goods company has been slammed over a “tacky” Carrie Fisher tweet that many considered to be …

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Why Australian retailers should fear 2017

The rumoured arrival of German supermarket chain Lidl would spell even more pain in Australia’s hypercompetitive grocery industry. UK department store Debenhams will arrive in Australia in September 2017. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE’N IT’S been a year Australian retailers would rather forget with a trolley full of famous names, …

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Man refused alcohol over Muslim cashier’s beliefs

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Westpac delivers $200 baby bonus

Financial experts say it’s important your children start to learn about savings from a young age. Picture: Supplied IT is shaping up to be a very happy new year for expectant parents, with one major lender announcing it will give $200 to every Australian baby born in 2017. Westpac today …

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Why 2017’s babes deserve a helping hand

George Frazis, Chief Executive Consumer Bank at Westpac Group. Picture: Supplied AUSTRALIA is a place and a people of endless possibilities. Just look at my family. My parents migrated from Greece to Darwin. We lived in a housing commission estate and didn’t have much, but Mum and Dad worked hard …

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Coles shopper slips on grape, wins $90,000

A Coles shopper has been awarded $90,000 after slipping on a grape. A COLES shopper who slipped on a grape and injured her back while grocery shopping has been awarded more than $90,000 in damages. Beautician Sangeeta Guru, 40, was walking through the fruit and vegetable section of the Western …

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Uber accused of spying on customers

We book and take one of the first Uber rides in Hobart and chat to driver David Rorison after his first trip. A former Uber employee claims people’s data is not safe. Picture: Brendan Smialowski/AFP A FORMER forensic investigator for taxi start-up Uber claims people’s personal information is not safe …

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