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Australians flock to gig economy for work

Gig workers praise flexibility, but aren’t satisfied with income.

Target sales sag further for Wesfarmers

Target’s comparable sales for the five months to May fell 2.3 per cent.

Australian dollar slides

Aussie dollar slides on weak inflation.

API doubts Sigma plans as merger hopes end

Sigma board said cash-and-scrip approach by API undervalued its prospects.

Spotlight sues for $7m for DFO plane crash

Damaged store prevented from trading at full capacity for months, retailer says.

Coalition plans casual work shake-up

Regular casual employees will have the right to request full-time or part-time employment.

Small businesses get Facebook leg-up

Workshops run by the social media company are teaching valuable retail lessons.

Residents to front NSW light rail inquiry

Cafe owner expected to say that construction cost him up to $320,000 in lost business.

One-in-three shoppers go cashless

Close to five million Australians can’t remember the last time they withdrew cash.

JD.com founder arrested in US

E-commerce firm founder arrested in the US on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct.

Coca-Cola to buy Costa coffee for $7 billion

Costa to give Coca-Cola access to hot beverages market.

Amcor wraps up US rival Bemis for $US5.25b

Amcor will gain new products including food-packing film as well as deeper access to the Americas.

Temple & Webster eyes young homemakers

Temple & Webster says millennials are now entering its core demographic of 35 to 65 years old.

Retail spending up 0.4% in June

Retailers see 0.4 per cent lift in sales in June, slightly ahead of market expectations of 0.3 per cent.

Zumbo falls into administration

Dessert empire collapses.

Last Toys ‘R’ Us stores close early August

Toy chain to be wound down within a month.

Coles lashed over plastic toy giveaways

Supermarket criticised over perceived double standard.

Trade wars open ‘rich vein’ for Australia

MP says realism needed on trade deal prospects.

CEO paypackets hit record high

Executive remuneration swells.

Fair Work recovers $470,000 in back pay

Popular food outlets in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney have been ordered to pay nearly half-a-million dollars in lost wages.

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