Coles dumps most annoying part of self-serve checkout

IF you're one of thousands of shoppers who've been met with an "unexpected item in the bagging area" alert in Coles, your days of frustration may be over.

Acorns: Is it this new Uber of financial world?

Acorns is one of the most popular Fintech apps in the United States

Bechtel selling wacky and wonderful items in Gladstone

NEED a steel igloo? What about a ute or an SUV? Find it all here.

Instagram offers same multiple account move as Twitter

An Instagram feed shown on an iPhone 4s.

The social media platform made this announcement this morning.

Rise in job ads points to employment growth to come

For the year to January, job ads increased by 10.8%

Could refugees fill the gaps left by mining downturn?

POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry believes serious consideration should be given to settling refugees in regional areas.

Inviting refugees to regional areas could fill hole left by mines

Owners need to impress as competition tougher than ever

INCENTIVES: Penny Wood Lane principal Paul Bryan believes landlords need to set themselves apart in order to secure tenants.

First impressions count, particularly when the competition is tough

Medicals miss some cases of black lung

BACK ON THE RADAR: A sixth confirmed case of black lung has renewed interest in the health hazards of coal mining.

Professor David Cliff says black lung disease has always been around

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Domestic economy keeping RBA in an optimistic mood

GIVEN the volatility in share markets and concerns regarding China, the RBA appeared rather upbeat in the February quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy.

Construction index shows industry still in contraction

Second month of contraction for construction industry

Business confidence was on the rise before recent turmoil

The NAB quarterly business survey revealed a lift in confidence

RBA keeps rates steady at 2.0%

The RBA has decided to leave the official cash rate at 2.0 per cent.

Heads or tails, our coins have a remarkable history

The Australian dollar, denoted as AUD or $A, is relatively young

Economic report: New home sales dropped in November

HIA new home sales dropped 2.7% in November

Middle East stocks tumble as Iran nuclear deal goes ahead

Rouhani said Sunday that the official implementation of the landmark deal reached between Tehran and six world powers has satisfied all parties except radical extremists. Rouhani said the deal has "opened new windows for engagement with the world."

Iran to flood oil market with an extra half a million barrels a day

Error 53: Apple's new security checks killing iPhones

IF A mysterious error code called "Error 53" pops up on your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, brace yourself.

Lifestyle towns rise as NBN makes working remotely easier

Australians are set to swap big city living for country life

NBN network rollout expected to be completed by 2020

NBN to provide world-leading broadband to many people

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 great showcase for Windows 10

But not quite the complete laptop killer just yet

Retail sales aren't getting carried away

RETAIL sales grew 0.4% in November, in line with expectations

READER'S VIEW: How are CEO million dollar pays justified?

Ahmed Fahour.

Who set the CEO of Australia Post a salary package of $4.8million?

Govt to spend $1.1b to drive an 'ideas boom'

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a mental health announcement at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Turnbull announces $1.1 b for business-led research and innovation

SMEs give thumbs up to Turnbull government, says MYOB report

Dissatisfaction with the Federal Government has fallen

Be sure to read the fine print in Turnbull’s economic update

Treasurer Scott Morrison (L) and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

Turnbull has made clear that the time for a change has come

$4m in super relying only on compulsory contributions?

Noel Whittaker

Is $4m from 25 to retirement really possible?

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I reckon there’s a lot to celebrate about ageing

The new car wars: Apple v Tesla

AMONG its legions of devotees, there is nothing quite as stylish as a consumer product with an i at the beginning of its name.

Simple code gives access to iPhone’s secret

A simple code can give you access to hidden information your iPhone

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has 'hard landing' on a barge

In an image providfed by NASA TV, Space-X’s Falcon 9 rocket with the Jason-3 satellite aboard is shown less than four minutes from launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. It's the latest in a series of U.S.-European satellites designed to detect ocean events like El Nino. If successful, the Jason 3 satellite will continue more than two decades of sea level measurements.

Elon Musk's SpaceX said its Falcon 9 booster had a "hard landing"

Choice: Australians should work together against geoblocking

Netflix won't let you watch content purely because you're an Aussie. Here's how to flip them one, government's blessing and all.

Choice has called on Australians to work together against Netflix

Peek into the future with CES 2016 gadget lineup

PREVIEW: Samsung unveiled new TVs at the Consumer Electronic Shows in Las Vegas.

Smart fridges, robot butlers and 360-degree cameras are all coming

Pro League of Legends event comes to Brisbane

LoL eSports event comes to Brisbane

How 2015 became 2016 in game sales

NO RETREAT: The battle for game supremacy continues in 2016.

How 2015 became 2016 in game sales