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Aldi’s $80 espresso machine ties with $160 Nespresso as Aussie’s favourite home appliances revealed

The country's top picks for the best home appliances has been revealed, with some budget brands coming out on top.  Full story »


In pictures: Australia’s five richest people revealed

The top five richest Australians hail from cardboard box manufacturers to apartment developers and mining magnates, and have a combined wealth of $49.22 billion. Full story »


Cardboard king Anthony Pratt tops Financial Review Rich List with $12.6 billion

He may be the heir to a throne built out of cardboard, but Anthony Pratt is a formidable businessman in his own right, taking out the top spot on The Financial Review's Rich List 2017.

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Topshop’s Australian stores thrown into voluntary administration

Popular British fast-fashion retailer Topshop has been placed into voluntary administration in Australia, the brand’s company has announced.  Full story »


Bitcoin soars: $100 in 2010 now worth $75 million

It's the online currency shrouded in complex algorithms and accusations of illegal activity – and now bitcoin is making a select group of geeks very, very rich. Full story »


The $2 billion hole in the government's bank levy

Four of the big banks have revealed their costings if the government's ambitious bank levy were to pass through the Senate, falling short of the estimated $6.2 billion forecasted by Treasurer Scott Morrison. Full story »


How much Pippa Middleton's wedding cost

It's the biggest day of your life, so it's fair enough that couples tend to go all-out on their wedding day.  Full story »


Aussie travellers can now get the cheapest airfares to Europe in four years

The ‘golden era of travel’ has arrived – with Aussie travellers experiencing the lowest airfares to Europe in four years. Full story »


How the humble avocado has become a pin-up for millennial waste

The avocado – a fleshy green fruit people ignored for decades – has found itself at the centre of a generation-based housing war.

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Urgent probe launched into $6000 of taxpayer money given to UFO research group

Social Services Minister Christian Porter has ordered an urgent probe into a UFO group after learning it is being funded by tax payers. (AAP/Facebook)

The government has launched an urgent probe into a UFO enthusiasts group after a minister discovered they were receiving taxpayer funding. Full story »


ATO fraud: The simple payroll company behind an alleged $165m scam

Nine people have been arrested in an alleged $165 million scam that has engulfed one of the Australian Tax Office’s most senior officers and his family. Full story »


Clive Palmer to sell 30-metre superyacht for just $5 million

No, it isn't the infamous Titanic 2, but Clive Palmer's yacht is no slouch in the size stakes. The mining magnate's 102-foot Horizon 98 named "Maximus" is going up for sale for a measly $5 million.

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Bidding war for Fairfax Media heats with new $2.87 billion bid

In an email to staff this morning, Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood has revealed that the company received a new $2.87 billion takeover bid from a US private equity firm overnight. Full story »


Australia keeps AAA credit rating but consumers uninspired

Pressure is mounting on parliament to pass the federal budget repair measures after credit rating agencies announced Australia would hold onto its AAA rating. Full story »

Experts share their tips on how you can save thousands on a new car

Australians are being advised to “bargain aggressively” for new cars, as end-of-financial year sales get underway. Full story »


World's fastest and most expensive go-kart released for $80,500

A Canadian engineering firm has unleashed the world's most expensive go-kart for a whopping $80,500.  Full story »


Click Frenzy: Is tonight's online mega-sale worth your time and money?

Click Frenzy hosts online sales "events". (AAP, Click Frenzy)

As many online shoppers gear up for another mass sale event hosted by Click Frenzy, consumer group CHOICE has cautioned against getting caught up in the "hype". Full story »


PM Turnbull's $89 billion plan to build naval vessels in Australia

The Commonwealth's $89 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan sets out the vision to deliver and sustain modern, capable naval vessels on time and on budget, the federal government has said. Full story »


NAB chairman Ken Henry calls for a public inquiry into $6.2 billion bank levy

NAB chairman Ken Henry has come out swinging at the government's proposed $6.2 billion bank levy, calling for an open public inquiry into the tax. Full story »


Aerial images reveal Sydney's shrinking housing lots

New aerial images reveal the shrinking size of housing lots in Sydney, as affordability factors force families to squeeze their dream homes onto smaller blocks of land. Full story »