Hockey hopes for simpler FBT

Hockey hopes for simpler FBT

AAP Treasurer Joe Hockey hopes his tax review will result in a less complex fringe benefits tax regime, one of the compliance bugbears of small business. In an address to the Institute of Public Affairs in ...

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  • Treasury Wines to sell wineries, vineyards AAP - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Jobs are expected to be lost as Treasury Wine Estates closes a wine packaging business and sells four wineries and vineyards in Australia and the United States. "We would expect some job losses as a result," a TWE spokesman said on Tuesday. TWE said it could not yet say how many jobs may go because the supply chain restructure involved the transfer of operations from one site to another, and the wineries and vineyards could be sold to new owners without the loss of any jobs. The TWE spokesman said the changes to the supply chain were about getting the right grapes into the right facilities.

  • Amid bird flu outbreak, turkey farmers increase security Associated Press - 2 hours 39 minutes ago
    Amid bird flu outbreak, turkey farmers increase security

    Poultry producers in the nation's top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, ...

  • Treasury Wines to sell wineries AAP - 3 hours ago

    Treasury Wine Estates will close a wine processing business and has put four wineries up for sale in a raft of major changes. The wine company's packaging and warehousing facility at Karadoc near Mildura, ...

  • Final Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies were up at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.14 or .4 percent, to $36.90. General Mills Inc. rose $1.36 or 2.5 percent, to $56.35. Hormel Foods Corp. rose ...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were up at the close of trading: General Electric Co. rose $.26 or 1.0 percent, to $25.12. Snap-On rose $2.31 or 1.6 percent, to $146.37. Stanley Works ...

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies were up at the close of trading: Clorox rose $.74 or .7 percent, to $110.76. Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose $.54 or .8 percent, to $69.29. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $1.37 ...

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies were up at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $1.00 or .8 percent, to $123.55. Coca-Cola Co. rose $.43 or 1.1 percent, to $40.51. Dr Pepper Snapple ...

  • US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February

    U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychecks will give spending a bigger boost in the coming months. Consumer ...

  • SMTC Corporation Invites You to Join Its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Earnings Call GlobeNewswire - 4 hours ago

    TORONTO -- SMTC Corporation ("SMTC"), a recognized global electronics manufacturing services provider, invites you to join its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 earnings call on Thursday, April ...

  • Mexican growers offer 15 pct in Baja farm strike Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    Mexican growers offer 15 pct in Baja farm strike

    Export-oriented commercial farms in Mexico's Baja California state say they have offered farm workers a 15-percent wage increase to end a two-week-old strike. But leaders of the farmworkers called the ...