CBA criminal charges a good first step – but ASIC needs to do more

For those looking for heads on sticks, news that CBA has been charged with 87 criminal offences was bitter sweet. The bank that most contributed to the need for a royal commission into misconduct was finally being called to account. Not civilly, not with the usual negotiated settlements such as offers to rewrite press releases or small community donations, but […]

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Is your insurance policy good enough? Here’s a checklist to review

Folks commonly see insurance as a once-and-done purchase. But it's not. (Photo: David J. Phillip, AP) Summer’s here! Barbecues. Burgers and beer. It’s a good time to review your insurance coverage. If an out-of-control cookout cooks your castle, are you prepared? Household losses Folks commonly see insurance as a once-and-done purchase. Renters buy policies to meet landlord requirements, auto-renew and forget it. Income stretched […]

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Good ol’ boys network, meet black girl magic: Black women are changing Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO — In the early days of Zume Pizza, visitors to Julia Collins’ robotic food prep company in Silicon Valley would sometimes greet her at the door and say: “Can you grab me a water? I’m here to meet with the founder.” When pitching her business to investment partners at venture capital firms, Collins was nearly always the only woman and always the […]

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‘Grid’s in good shape’: experts optimistic on power summer supply

The energy industry is resting a little easier after a hot start to the summer has passed without incident although experts predict February will be the real test. The Australian Energy Market Operator said it had prepared for a tough summer, particularly over February, and will lean on major energy users to cut power consumption to free up more electricity […]

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Good news for wild blueberries in faltering No. 1 state

Growers in the No. 1 wild-blueberry state suffered another bad year, but agriculture officials say there are reasons to believe Maine's historic and troubled industry is about to turn a long-awaited corner. Continue Reading Below Maine farmers collected about 57 million pounds of the wild fruit in 2018, down nearly 11 million pounds from the previous year, University of Maine […]

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