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The brothels hiding in plain sight

Brothels posing as massage parlours are spreading “at an alarming rate”. WARNING: Explicit content ON A typical suburban shopping strip somewhere in southwest Sydney, a massage parlour is about to get a visit from a brothel buster. In the window it advertises “beauty”, “reflexology” and “relaxation”, but inside, 50 metres …

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Coke’s sneaky new marketing trick

This image provided by Vox Media shows a social media post featuring a bottle of Coca-Cola next to a bowl of chicken chilli. Picture: Becky Hardin @thecookierookie/Vox Media/Vox Creative via AP WHAT beverage goes best with lobster rolls, a bagel sandwich stuffed with whitefish, or a bowl of ramen? Coke …

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Why this kids ad is being removed

Advertising Standards Bureau have banned this ad for ‘targeting children. A still from the 15 second internet advert. Picture: YouTube IT’S a seemingly innocent advert featuring two young kids and treasure chest. The 15-second YouTube advert shows two children on a beach who discover a treasure chest with the ice-cream …

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The worst Christmas gift ever?

American retailer Nordstrom is selling a leather-wrapped stone for more than $100. Picture: Nordstrom IF YOU’RE struggling to find a Christmas gift for someone who has everything, an American retailer has got you covered. For $US85 ($114), Nordstrom is selling a stone wrapped in a leather case. Yes, you read …

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‘The quality of the women I was shown was amazing’

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Is China’s ‘white gold’ boom suddenly over?

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The supermarket without any checkout lines

Amazon.com Inc. said Monday it plans to open its first small-format grocery store,�Amazon Go, in Seattle with technology that allows customers to skip checkout.�Pictured above, a prototype curbside pickup Amazon location in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Photo: Jay Greene for the Wall Street Journal The first store will open in 2017. …

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Sex clinic told patients ‘penises would shrink’

A SEX clinic that told vulnerable men seeking help for sexual dysfunction their penises would shrink if they didn’t sign-up for treatment has been fined $350,000 for contempt. Advanced Medical Institute ignored Federal Court orders forbidding it from making claims about its erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation treatment after it …

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Cashing in on ‘white gold’ boom may be over

ORGANIC baby formula maker Bellamy’s share price has plummeted after the company reported weaker sales in China. As much as 43.9 per cent was wiped from the shares this morning after Bellamy’s released an investor update flagging softer revenue this year. Sales on November 11’s Singles Day — China’s biggest …

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Woolies’ new weapon in grocery war

Australia Post’s 24/7 parcel lockers are coming to a Woolworths near you. THE battle for Australia’s $90 billion grocery market is fiercer than ever. With Coles and Woolworths locked in a price war — under pressure from German discounter Aldi — and Amazon Fresh on its way Down Under, the …

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