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Tinker, tailor, punter, spy: the everyday deceptions of worklife

Illustration: Simon Letch  At a very young age, when I realised my dream of becoming a steam train driver was…

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Australia's energy trainwreck: How we ended up with the world's highest power bills

A bungled transition from coal to clean energy has left our resource-rich country with an unwanted crown: the highest power prices…

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Amazon pushes forward with plans to take over the world

Without question, this has been a peak year for Amazon paranoia. The company seems to be everywhere, eager to crush or…

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Cyber security company chief Dr Tony Castagna facing criminal charges

Anthony Castagna’s company helps protect the cyber secrets and detect financial crimes within the world’s most powerful institutions, including the…

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Wreck threatens tech company Yuuzoo as founders face fraud claims

Entertainment entrepreneur Ron Creevey has had a lot on his plate lately. First there is the debut of Channel Seven’s…

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Why Netflix has to raise prices

It’s ironic that Netflix shares jumped on Friday in response to it putting up subscription rates when the move itself…

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Wall Street loses steam on poor jobs report

US stocks eased on Friday after their recent record streak of gains as the first monthly decline in US nonfarm…

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The new gold rush: How fee-hungry pension funds are nickel and diming Australia

Think Facebook, or Amazon or Alibaba are growth businesses? They’ve got nothing on the Port of Melbourne. Victoria’s state government sold a…

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Mary G is spreading the good lifestyle message

It’s strange to think of Mary G, the Black Queen of the Kimberley, as lonely. But being a comedian, drag…

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'Held to ransom': Esso-BHP gas production drop to be examined by ACCC

The competition watchdog will demand ESSO and BHP Billiton explain in more detail why gas supplies from its Bass Strait joint…

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