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Wed 3 Oct 2018

Chocolate chain Max Brenner in voluntary administration

Chocolate chain Max Brenner in voluntary administration

IT’S known for its luxury crepes and hot chocolate, but sluggish sales and rising costs are spelling big trouble for a chocolate chain with 37 Aussie stores.

Sat 29 Sep 2018

Sale fail: ALDI’s big truck backfire

Sale fail: ALDI’s big truck backfire

WHEN this item went on sale at ALDI last year it flew off shelves within 10 seconds. This morning at the shops was slightly different.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Telstra’s $9.3m refund to mobile customers

Telstra’s $9.3m refund to mobile customers

TELSTRA has handed back $9.3 million to 72,000 mobile customers who were charged via opaque third party billing systems.

Thu 27 Sep 2018

Simple idea that led to billion-dollar business

Simple idea that led to billion-dollar business

THIS woman’s unusual polka-dot suit provides a simple solution to a common problem we all have — and it’s making its creator super rich.

Tue 25 Sep 2018

iPhone XS Max review: The price for a great photo?

iPhone XS Max review: The price for a great photo?

While the new iPhones come with a big price tag, when you consider what is under the hood, there will be plenty willing to fork out for one.

Thu 20 Sep 2018

Easy way to save $622 a year

Easy way to save $622 a year

THIS website has helped about 1600 people shave an average of $622 off their annual bills — and there’s only a slight catch.

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Woolies fan gets logo tattooed on hand

Woolies fan gets logo tattooed on hand

A HOBART fan of Woolworths has shown her love of the supermarket by getting the store’s current logo tattooed on her hand.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Outrage over Coles trolley ban

Outrage over Coles trolley ban

FIRST came the plastic bag ban. Now, Coles is under fire again for barring trolleys from some self-serve check-outs.

How much? Would you pay $16 for a cup of coffee?

How much? Would you pay $16 for a cup of coffee?

WE’RE prepared to pay extra for a fine glass of wine, but would you reach deeper in your wallet for a really great coffee?

Mon 17 Sep 2018

Telcos put on notice over 'unlimited data' mobile deals

Telcos put on notice over 'unlimited data' mobile deals

TELCOS are being warned they face fines of millions of dollars for misleading advertising promoting 'unlimited data' mobile plans.

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Fake food hitting shop shelves

Fake food hitting shop shelves

IT’S happening right now in plain sight — and Aussies don’t even realise they’re being sold dodgy food products that aren’t the real deal.

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Barefoot Investor’s dire warning for parents

Barefoot Investor’s dire warning for parents

YOUR kid is “not prepared”, the Barefoot Investor warns. Here’s the one piece of advice parents with young kids need to know.

Heartbreaking result of strawberry sabotage

Heartbreaking result of strawberry sabotage

AFTER a chilling new strawberry warning and fears of a copycat contaminator, the devastating effect of this week’s sabotage has been revealed.

‘Price-jacking’: Brazen way Aussies are being ripped off

‘Price-jacking’: Brazen way Aussies are being ripped off

THERE’S a sneaky way countless Aussies are being ripped off during their online shopping — and it turns out it’s entirely legal.

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Hundreds fleeced in Woolworths scam

Hundreds fleeced in Woolworths scam

HUNDREDS of Woolworths customers have been targeted in a sophisticated scam, prompting the chain to beef up its security.

Apple Watch 4 could stop sunburn

Apple Watch 4 could stop sunburn

THE Apple Watch 4 has been unveiled. The gadget is packed with savvy health features including a UV monitor and the ability to alert emergency services.

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Popular toy found to contain chemicals linked to cancer risk

Popular toy found to contain chemicals linked to cancer risk

A popular children’s toy faces being banned in Australia after it was pulled from shelves in one European country amid safety concerns over harmful chemicals.

New ‘game-changing’ supermarket trend

New ‘game-changing’ supermarket trend

A FUTURISTIC and largely experimental new tech is taking hold in the retail sector and is slated to help supermarkets crack down on dodgy shoppers.

'Australia simply can't afford people retiring at 65'

'Australia simply can't afford people retiring at 65'

SENIORS advocate Everald Compton controversially remains an enthusiastic supporter of retirement at 70 as politicians back down on the planned change in age.

Tue 11 Sep 2018

Kmart hack solves annoying problem

Kmart hack solves annoying problem

IT’S the most frustrating part about shopping at Kmart. But it turns out there’s an easy way to get your hands on sellout items.

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