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Woolworths’ surprise Christmas discount

What a saving! WOOLWORTHS is battling it out with Coles to deliver the cheapest Christmas possible to customers but one shopper doesn’t think this was quite what they had in mind. A Melbourne customer Jinghao Sun spotted the offer – a 1c discount on a $45 plum pudding and posted …

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One final insult as Masters shuts its doors

Masters shut its doors for the last time on the weekend. Picture: Stuart McEvoy/The Australian. A RIVAL hardware chain gave Masters Home Improvement one final insult as the failed multibillion-dollar Woolworths experiment prepared to shut its doors for good. A customer taking advantage of the last days of Masters’ fire …

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Trump tweet wipes $2.7 billion

Donald Trump has said costs for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program are “out of control.” Here’s a closer look at the jet’s price tag and what, if anything, Trump could do to rein it in. Photo: Getty US President-elect Donald Trump. Picture: Don Emmert/AFP SHARES of Lockheed Martin fell …

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More bad news for Bellamy’s?

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Freak lightning strike sends trams off rails

Take a ride on the second stage of the Gold Coast’s light rail network! Would-be tram passengers learn the bad news yesterday. Pic: Scott Fletcher A LIGHTNING strike during last Tuesday’s deadly storm has been blamed for the Gold Coast’s weekend-long tram outage which left revellers and tourists stranded. The …

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Smiggle’s plan for global domination

Smiggle managing director John Cheston. Picture: Carmelo Bazzano TECHNOLOGY is killing off pencils and paper, both in the office and at home. So how has Smiggle, the colourful, kid-friendly stationery retailer founded in Melbourne 13 years ago, turned into a global powerhouse? By giving parents a “healthy alternative” to the …

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Bank slammed for charging dead man thousands

Kate and Michael Vaughan on their wedding day. WHEN Kate Vaughan’s husband died after a tragic parachuting accident last year, she lost her soulmate. Champion Australian skydiver Michael Vaughan, 45, died in hospital after a midair collision over Byron Bay in March 2015. His death shocked the aerosport community and …

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How Amazon’s expansion could fail

Amazon Go is a new kind of store featuring the world’s most advanced shopping technology. No lines, no checkout… just grab and go! The first Amazon Go grocery store has just opened in the US. But if it comes here, what are the chances of it taking on Woolies and …

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ExxonMobil CEO ‘named Secretary of State’

Exxon Mobil Chairman and chief executive Rex Tillerson will be Donald Trump’s Secretary of State. Picture: Supplied DONALD Trump has snubbed Republican critic Mitt Romney in favour of ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson to be his Secretary of State. CNBC reports that Mr Trump has pushed through his top pick …

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Pizzagate shooting a ‘false flag’

Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, surrenders to police on Sunday 4 December. Welch, who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place, fired an assault rifle inside the restaurant, injuring no one. Picture: Sathi Soma via AP FOR conspiracy …

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