Small business confidence slides

Small business confidence slides

AAP It looks like small business got a shot in the arm from the federal budget just in time, with confidence in the sector at its lowest in over a year. The Westpac/Melbourne Institute small business index fell 12.7 per cent to 108.2 points in April from February, the worst result since the quarterly survey started in early 2014. The survey was conducted between April 7 and 16, about a month bef…

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  • CEA's Groundbreaking Book Digital Destiny Comes to China Business Wire - 3 hours ago

    SHANGHAI--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Change the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate will make its debut in China at the inaugural CES AsiaTM, which will run May 25-27 in Shanghai. Already a New York Times best-seller in the United States, CEA’s latest book is now available for presale in China and will be available nationwide in Mandarin Chinese starting June 8. CES Asia, produced by CEA and co-produced by INTEX, showcases the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the Asian marketplace.

  • Rumford mill to lay off about 50 workers Associated Press - Sun, May 24, 2015 5:27 AM AEST

    Catalyst Paper is laying off about 50 workers at the Rumford mill. WCSH-TV reports (http://on.wcsh6.com/1F2Vr9i ) that the company announced that a temporary shutdown of a paper machine has been extended ...

  • Automakers to reveal models covered by wider air bag recall Associated Press - Sat, May 23, 2015 11:01 PM AEST
    Automakers to reveal models covered by wider air bag recall

    Eleven automakers are expected next week to reveal which models are being added to a massive recall of air bags made by Takata Corp. On Tuesday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

  • Smithfield Foods Applauds Virginia Senators on TPA Passage GlobeNewswire - Sat, May 23, 2015 1:42 PM AEST

    SMITHFIELD, Va. -- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senators Warner and Kaine on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade ...

  • Smithfield Foods Applauds South Dakota Senators on TPA Passage GlobeNewswire - Sat, May 23, 2015 1:41 PM AEST

    SMITHFIELD, Va. -- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senators Thune and Rounds on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade ...

  • Smithfield Foods Applauds North Carolina Senators on TPA Passage GlobeNewswire - Sat, May 23, 2015 1:41 PM AEST

    SMITHFIELD, Va. -- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senators Burr and Tillis on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade ...

  • Smithfield Foods Applauds Nebraska Senators on TPA Passage GlobeNewswire - Sat, May 23, 2015 1:41 PM AEST

    SMITHFIELD, Va. -- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senators Fischer and Sasse on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade ...

  • Smithfield Foods Applauds Iowa Senators on TPA Passage GlobeNewswire - Sat, May 23, 2015 1:40 PM AEST

    SMITHFIELD, Va. -- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senators Grassley and Ernst on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade ...

  • Smithfield Foods Applauds Walmart's Animal Welfare and Antibiotics Positions GlobeNewswire - Sat, May 23, 2015 7:38 AM AEST

    SMITHFIELD, Va. -- Smithfield Foods said today that it supports Walmart in its release of the company's new animal welfare and antibiotics positions. Smithfield is already compliant with the newly announced ...

  • Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu Associated Press - Sat, May 23, 2015 6:59 AM AEST

    Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of ...