Cost of living in the eye of the beholder

Cost of living in the eye of the beholder

AAP Politicians frequently talk about the cost-of-living pressures facing Australians but new figures suggest the reality could be something quite different. Indeed, if you thought the latest inflation figures ...

Australian Markets

  • Aussie shares close higher AAP - 9 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 close on Tuesday AAP - Tue, Jul 28, 2015 4:20 PM AEST

    Mining giant BHP Billiton has been given until 2016 to go ahead with the expansion at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Friday AAP - Fri, Jul 24, 2015 12:03 PM AEST

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Friday.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday AAP - Thu, Jul 23, 2015 12:04 PM AEST
    Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday: CIM - CIMIC - up 30 cents, or 1.28 per cent, at $23.66 Construction giant CIMIC says it remains on track to meet its its full year ...

  • Aust shares close flat AAP - Fri, Jul 17, 2015 4:17 PM AEST

    Australian shares have finished flat as all eyes turn to a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Merck board OKs additional $10 billion stock buyback plan Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 8:36 AM AEDT

    Merck & Co. says its board approved the repurchase of up to $10 billion more of its stock. The drugmaker said Tuesday that amount will be added to the $1.7 billion remaining available for repurchase under ...

  • Whiting and McCormick are big market movers Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 7:39 AM AEDT

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Whiting Petroleum Corp., down $7.48 to $30.91 The oil and gas company priced a ...

  • Ahead of the Bell: Chesapeake Energy shares stage rally Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 12:27 AM AEDT

    When your stock price tumbles faster than the cost for a barrel of oil, it's hard for a company like Chesapeake Energy to give investors something to cheer about. But the Oklahoma City oil and gas provider ...

  • European stocks rise in opening deals AFP - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 10:18 AM AEDT
    European stocks rise in opening deals

    Europe's main stock markets advanced at the start of trade on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.27 percent at 6,981.23 points. Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index added 0.36 percent to ...

  • GoDaddy plans to raise as much as $418 million in IPO Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 7:48 AM AEDT

    GoDaddy, the Web hosting company known for its racy Super Bowl commercials, said Thursday that it hopes to raise as much as $418 million in an initial public offering. GoDaddy said in June that it was ...

 

Company Finances

  • Israel Tennis Centers Trained Teen Wins World Championships GlobeNewswire - 47 minutes ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. -- via PRWEB - The Israel Tennis Centers proudly announced that 17-year-old Rotem Ashkenazi, who trains at the ITC -- Ramat Hasharon, was crowned world champion at the inaugural 2015 World ...

  • Better economy spurs Altria cigarette sales Associated Press - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
    Better economy spurs Altria cigarette sales

    A better economy is prompting smokers to buy more cigarettes, even as prices climb. This helped Marlboro maker Altria in its second quarter. The uptick in cigarettes sold is unusual at a time when tobacco ...

  • Photo Release -- The Negotiation Institute Offers 11.75 HRCI Credits for Attending Women’s Insights on … GlobeNewswire - 2 hours 51 minutes ago

    NEW YORK, July 29, 2015-- The Negotiation Institute, the first and longest running negotiation training organization in the world, announced that the 2015 WIN Summit qualifies for 11.75 HRCI credit hours ...

  • Interest in Giggles N’ Hugs Franchise Opportunities Continues to Grow GlobeNewswire - 2 hours 51 minutes ago

    Los Angeles, July 29, 2015-- Giggles N’ Hugs, Inc., owner and operator of family-friendly restaurants that bring together high-end, organic food with active, cutting-edge play and entertainment for children, ...

  • US strength helps Goodyear top expectations Associated Press - 2 hours 58 minutes ago
    US strength helps Goodyear top expectations

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Wednesday reported a drop in second-quarter profit as a strong U.S. dollar cut into international sales, but the results beat Wall Street expectations. The tire maker's ...

  • Goodyear beats Street 2Q forecasts Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $192 million. The Akron, Ohio-based company said it had profit of 70 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring ...

  • Revlon posts 2Q profit Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Revlon Inc. (REV) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $26 million. The New York-based company said it had net income of 49 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, ...

  • Inventure Foods to Present at the Canaccord Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference GlobeNewswire - 3 hours ago

    PHOENIX -- Inventure Foods, Inc. , a leading specialty food marketer and manufacturer, today announced that Terry McDaniel, President and CEO, and Steve Weinberger, CFO, will present at the Canaccord Genuity ...

  • Marine Products posts 2Q profit Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    The Atlanta-based company said it had profit of 12 cents per share. The recreational boat maker posted revenue of $59.5 million in the period. Marine Products shares have decreased 32 percent since the ...

  • Altria beats 2Q profit forecasts Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    Altria beats 2Q profit forecasts

    Altria Group (MO) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.45 billion. On a per-share basis, the Richmond, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 74 cents. The results exceeded Wall ...