Shadow treasurer says small business capabilities should provide benchmark for regulation.
US markets set new records as consumer sentiment beats forecasts.
Plan calls for parliament to abolish tax within five months or fresh election would be called.
Research suggests Aust mines increasingly uncompetitive.
Local currency continues descent, hits fresh 11-month low.
New details emerge about Simon Crean spat with Gillard.
Precious metal slides amid bolstered US economic optimism.
Approval allows Crown to lift Echo stake above 10%.
Approval signals greater openness to expanding LNG exports.
Airline reports loss despite doubling of revenues.
Lenders see end to Greek recession, but high unemployment to continue.
Gillard says claims economy facing EU-style slowdown is 'nonsense'.
Oppn leader says he won't alter GST without a mandate from states, public.
Carr appoints former Vic premier Australia's new consul-general to New York.
Coal baron settles four debts with ATO, including two related to sports groups.
Opposition leader pledges to delay super guarantee hike to fund tax cuts.
Monthly trade surplus is first for Spain since 1971.
China's State Grid Corporation to buy near 20% shareholding in Melb network.
Group launches suit against Arup over traffic forecasts prepared for toll road.
Goyder says weak H2 sales performance will weigh on full-year result.
Maurice Blackburn confirms suit over disclosure of shock profit downgrade in FY11 to go ahead.
Resigned chief faces heat for targeting conservative US groups.
Independent MP says more political parties the better.
Whispers in Canberra suggest Bill Shorten is canvassing the numbers for support on a huge Labor carbon pricing backflip after the election.
The shadow treasurer says he's reluctant to blame Martin Parkinson for poor federal budget forecasts, the Opposition would build liquidity for government bonds and small business should set the benchmark for government regulation.
The federal budget revealed a worrying trend for the Australian economy, with disinflation a factor in the revenue slippage that led to the deficit.
So far Google Glass has been underwhelmingly modeled by unfashionable white men. But Google continues to outshine its tech-giant peers in the media with its boldness to innovate.
The traditional correlation between economic data points in the world's economy is being flipped, highlighting profound tensions beneath the world's central bank-inspired stability.
A large portion of Australia's utility interests will switch from Singaporean to Chinese ownership. But the giant State Grid will be taking a back seat in management.
Hedge fund manager David Hobart says the key to investing is being aware of the emotions that drive markets – and how you manage your own.
The newly created role of the social media adviser is one shrouded in mystery. Part PR, part digital media specialist, it's yet to fully understand its place in Australian politics.
A deficit – or surplus? – of fashion sense saw Wayne Swan and Tony Abbott on the same page, for once, while Julia Gillard painted the town, in a fashion.
After months of campaigning against 'wasteful' Labor management, Tony Abbott will be aware similar scrutiny will apply to his government, should the coalition win.