Hockey seeks discussion on tax, super

Hockey seeks discussion on tax, super

AAP Treasurer Joe Hockey says tax, superannuation and workplace changes are more important than immigration when it comes to turning the budget and economy around. Mr Hockey, who is in Brisbane on Friday, is engaged in a media blitz a day after releasing the intergenerational report. The treasurer says there needs to be a conversation about laws, including superannuation, to help keep older peop…

Australian Markets

  • Can Etsy keep its folksy brand and make shareholders money? Associated Press - 58 minutes ago
    Can Etsy keep its folksy brand and make shareholders money?

    If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money. Founded in 2005, Brooklyn-based ...

  • Will they rise? Rate worries weigh on dividend stocks Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Dividend investing used to be so easy, not to mention lucrative. But it may be set to get a lot different. Stocks that pay the biggest dividends took a nosedive last month. Power and gas utilities -- once ...

  • INVESTOR ALERT: Wites & Kapetan Announces Investigation of Volaris GlobeNewswire - 7 hours ago

    PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Law Offices of Wites & Kapetan, P.A. (www.wklawyers.com) has been investigating Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris" or the "Company") ...

  • Summit Therapeutics PLC (Nasdaq: SMMT) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell GlobeNewswire - 10 hours ago

    Summit Therapeutics PLC, the drug discovery and development company advancing therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and C. difficile infection, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration ...

  • Aussie shares close higher AAP - 18 hours ago

    The Australian share market closed higher on Thursday, with positive manufacturing data out of the US overnight and China during the day promoting positive investor sentiment.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday AAP - 22 hours ago
    Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday: FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP - up 3.00 cents, or 1.31 per cent, at $2.32 Iron ore miner Fortescue is shoring up its balance sheet by ...

  • Online retailer Etsy files for IPO valued at up to $100M Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    Etsy, the online retailer used by hobbyists and people who make their living selling their crafts, is going public. The Brooklyn-based company filed paperwork Wednesday for an initial public offering of ...

  • Europe shares end higher as ECB meeting approaches CNBC - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 3:44 AM AEDT
    Europe shares end higher as ECB meeting approaches

    European equities finished higher on Wednesday as investors geared up for the European Central Bank's policy meeting on Thursday.

  • Alibaba to open US data center in new challenge to Amazon AFP - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 5:49 PM AEDT
    Alibaba to open US data center in new challenge to Amazon

    Chinese online giant Alibaba will open a data center in Silicon Valley, it said Wednesday, challenging US rival Amazon in the field of cloud computing. The company's Aliyun unit, which already competes with AWS (Amazon Web Services) in China, will offer cloud services to US firms in what was described as a gradual rollout. Alibaba operates the largest e-commerce platform in China, similar to those offered by eBay and Amazon in the United States. Alibaba completed the world's biggest initial public offering with its $25 billion listing on the New York Stock Exchange in September, making its founder Jack Ma China's richest man overnight.

  • Nasdaq CFO Lee Shavel to Present at the 2015 Credit Suisse Global Services Conference GlobeNewswire - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 9:00 AM AEDT

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Company Finances

  • Final Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 52 minutes ago

    Shares of some top food companies were mixed at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.34 or 1.0 percent, to $34.86. General Mills Inc. rose $.07 or .1 percent, to $53.28. Hormel Foods Corp. fell ...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 52 minutes ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were mixed at the close of trading: General Electric Co. rose $.16 or .6 percent, to $25.82. Snap-On fell $.11 or .1 percent, to $147.34. Stanley Works ...

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 52 minutes ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies were mixed at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. rose $.56 or 1.0 percent, to $58.68. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $6.33 or 1.0 percent, to $670.49. ...

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 52 minutes ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies were up at the close of trading: Clorox rose $.23 or .2 percent, to $110.16. Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose $.78 or 1.1 percent, to $71.46. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $.09 ...

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 52 minutes ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies were mixed at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $1.37 or 1.1 percent, to $127.69. Coca-Cola Co. fell $.10 or .2 percent, to $42.40. Dr Pepper Snapple ...

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 52 minutes ago

    Shares of some top autos companies were mixed at the close of trading: Ford Motor Co. rose $.08 or .5 percent, to $16.11. General Motors Co. rose $.04 or .1 percent, to $37.61. Honda Motor Co. rose $.16 ...

  • FDA study finds little evidence of antibiotics in milk Associated Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
    FDA study finds little evidence of antibiotics in milk

    In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy ...

  • AERT Announces 2014 Year End Results GlobeNewswire - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. announced today that net sales for the year ended December 31, 2014 were $76 million, up 10.5% from $68.8 million for the year ended ...

  • Diamond Foods beats 2Q profit forecasts Associated Press - 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    The San Francisco-based company said it had net income of 35 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research ...

  • Americans spent $58 billion to pamper, protect pets in 2014 Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago
    Americans spent $58 billion to pamper, protect pets in 2014

    We feed them, groom them, clothe them and otherwise shell out the big bucks to protect and pamper our pets. The American Pet Products Association's annual report on pet industry spending says Americans ...