Lifestyle towns rise as NBN makes working remotely easier

MORE Australians are set to swap big city living for a laidback lifestyle in country and coastal towns, new research indicates.

French supermarkets banned from wasting food

Basket of groceries from IGA.

Supermarkets in France have been banned from throwing away food

Moving past a time when businesses didn't care about staff

EQ at the Happiness Quotient founder My Holland.

There was a time when businesses didn't care about their employees

Woman finds live spider in her Woolies salad

Zoe Perry didn't find salmonella in her salad, but a spider

Workers on site across region for Range Crossing build

Preparing site for construction activities expected to start soon

Construction index shows industry still in contraction

Second month of contraction for construction industry

Meet Jamie Beaton, the 20 year-old worth $40 million

Say hello to the 20-year-old worth $40 million

Business confidence was on the rise before recent turmoil

The NAB quarterly business survey revealed a lift in confidence

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RBA keeps rates steady at 2.0%

THE Reserve Bank of Australia 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

US and EU markets lack gusto in new year

US and European share markets continued their soft start to the year

Curtis Pitt: Economic future looking brighter

ONE OF THE CHALLENGES: Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt points to a reduction in unemployment on the Sunshine Coast as just one of the positives for Queensland since the election of the Palaszczuk government.

This time last year I was sitting in an Opposition team of just nine

Australian shares lose $33b after Chinese market slumps

China's mainland markets saw trading suspended twice this week

NBN network rollout expected to be completed by 2020

MORE than half a million Aussie homes and businesses in regional and rural Australia will have access to world-leading broadband.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 great showcase for Windows 10

But not quite the complete laptop killer just yet

Most students now use online help for homework

pretty girl with many books at school

The vast majority of students are using online learning

Attack of the drone pilots? CASA keeps eye on amateurs

BEWARE PENALTY RISK: Amateur RPA pilots are urged to read up on the Civil Aviation Safety

Drones have their own set of CASA rules and regulations

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?

Live longer, save on insurance

Paul Clitheroe

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