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Ostwald's unpaid contractors ask council for help

A local earthmoving operator has implored Clarence Valley Council to support workers left in the lurch by the collapse of a Pacific Highway contractor.

Decision puts cheaper air fares at risk

A REX flight arrives at Grafton airport.

It will cost too much to drop Grafton Airports passenger landing fee

$100m cannabis facility to work with world-class researchers

PUF Ventures Australia has announced plans for a major medicinal cannabis research partnership.

"Significant medical potential" of new partnership at Casino

Grameen opens Valley to finance world

BUSINESS SENSE: Grameen Australia director  Masud Isa and   CEO Duncan Power with Bendigo Community Bank South Grafton director Karen Toms and chair Peter James at a meeting in South Grafton.

Find out how you can open your own business

Westfield shopping giant accepts $32.7bn bid

The Westfield Group is being taken over. Picture: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

European company Unibail has bought Westfield

Brewery owners work around the clock to repair hail damage

'This was all glistening white' says Les McGill looking over the damaged section of roof at the Grafton Brewery complex.

Owners of Grafton industrial precinct are adding up the costs

Family member wants a loan? Here's how to handle it

Family members asking for money can be tough. Illustration: John Tiedemann.

What if you say “no” and it damages your relationship?

BSL's GM says they're in it for the long haul

WINNER: Joe Rea was "proud” and "humbled” to accept the Best In Business Award in November.

Joe Rea reflects on the year that was.

How to beat Christmas cash stress

LIKE most parents, Jenna Buttery wants to give her four children the best Christmas she can.

‘The bottom line’: Moment of truth for bitcoin

Everyone's favourite way of paying for crime faces a big moment

IN TOO DEEP: Our $1.7 trillion bender could end in disaster

We’ve gone to town on low interest rates, but mortgage holders could be in trouble if rates rise. Picture: Josie Hayden

The world is shouting at us: You’re in over your head with debt

Wagners pay lovely gesture to long-term employees at float

HAPPY DAYS: Wagners CEO Cameron Coleman and construction materials general manager John Stark, who are both long-term employees at the company, celebrate the successful float of the business on the ASX in Sydney.

Long-term employees were flown to Sydney to celebrate the ASX float

Kleenmaid fraud trial to start in July

Andrew Eric Young spoke to the court via phone link on Friday. (FILE PHOTO).

Massive trial will not resume this year

Historic day for Wagners: Share price spikes after float

Wagners celebrate.

Family flies out of Toowoomba ahead of company's ASX float

Bonds make sense for some

Many investors can no longer contribute to super because they do not meet the work test rules or because they are aged 75 or more.

Bonds beat super sometimes.

8700 'misled' Optus customers in line for compensation

ANOTHER internet provider has been caught charging customers for NBN download speeds they can’t possibly receive.

Gladstone Port exploring renewable energy options

GPC chief executive officer Peter O'Sullivan is proud to announce the company's foray into renewable energy.

Admin office will soon have 70 solar panels.

The motherload of computer game-changers set to come on line

POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY: The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is the brain of your computer.

Opinion: Bruce Kerr talks eighth generation desktop CPUs.

Instead of watching the traffic, how about a movie?

Senior Mercedes engineering executive Jochen Haab with the Level 3 autonomous driving test Sydney to Melbourne last month. Picture: Joshua Dowling

Race to turn your autonomous car into a cinema.

New postcode restrictions for home loans

HOME loan lending with the nation’s largest bank is about to get harder.

'Something badly wrong' with govt offer to retiring worker

Christoph Schnelle recently had a client who had to choose between a $400,000 lump sum or $37,000 pension for life from their government employer.

Pension choice angers business columnist Christoph Schnelle

Building your prosperity through property

People like investing in something they understand - everyone lives in a property - plus you can see, touch and perhaps even drive past the asset you own.

The three simple investing principles you have to know

OPINION: Fixation with coal starting to look like socialism

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison pictured holding a piece of coal during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, in February.

Honestly, what is up with our politicians' preoccupation with coal?

How to stop losing 'easy' sales

15/07/02 110966 Building industry, tradesmans toolbelt. Photo Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

There are things you can do to stop losing easy sales

Why do some businessses flourish and others flounder?

Business confidence is down as the mining outlook weakens.

This week's Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce column.

Madness that allowed foreign workers a foot in the door

Sparks fly as a sheet metal worker fabricates a piece of mining equipment at Mastermyne Engineering.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

That is what the 457 visa program had become - a madness

Real lightsabers are closer than you think

THE blazing swords of Star Wars seem like a scientific impossibility. But when you ask actual scientists about building a real one, the answer is surprising.

What the first ever text message said

Phone technology has changed enormously since the first text message was sent 25 years ago

IT has been 25 years since the first text message was ever sent

How to become a gaming millionaire

The League of Legends World Championships is like the World Cup for computer gamers. Picture: AFP

Gamer brags about having a jacuzzi airlifted into his penthouse suite

Smart condom rates your skills in bed

New “smart” condom reveals the truth on your skills between the sheets

It provides all the statistics men need to assess sexual prowess