For President Donald Trump, this weekend was supposed to be a celebration. Instead, Trump stayed in Washington after failing to win passage by the US Congress of a stopgap bill to maintain funding for the federal government. "This is the One Year Anniversary of my Presidency andRead More »
MILITARY The Defense Department said a shutdown would not affect the US military's war in Afghanistan or its operations against Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria. All 1.3 million military personnel ...
Congress members were racing against the clock to avert a US government shutdown but it was not clear if hectic negotiations would bring a deal before a midnight deadline. The vast majority of Democratic senators have said they would not support the bill unless it includes protections for hundreds of
The US Congress is racing the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal. Trump invited Schumer to the White House for talks as a stopgap bill to
Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer has met with President Donald Trump at the White House to search for ways to avert a US government shutdown, but he said afterwards that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill. Trump invited Schumer to the White
The US Senate is racing to avert a government shutdown ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squabbling over who's to blame for the impasse. President Donald Trump postponed plans to leave Washington as a bill to fund the government until February 16
A cyclone could spread the Panama tropical disease, which would be "game over" for crops, Australian Banana Growers Council (ABGC) director Leon Collins said. Far north Queensland is yet to experience a large cyclonic event or huge wet since the discovery of Panama disease in Tully in 2015
The Australian share market has closed lower on concerns around a possible US government shutdown, while the Aussie dollar is trading at a four-month high. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index ended Friday down ...
Retail Food Group says it will vigorously defend itself against any class actions it may face, after its shares dropped further on the prospect of franchisees taking legal action. Legal firm Bannister Law, which is already looking at taking class action on behalf of RFG shareholders, says it has expanded
Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange: RFG - RETAIL FOOD GROUP - down 11 cents, or 5.1 per cent, at $2.07 A law firm is investigating a possible class action against Donut King, Brumby's Bakery ...
China's record gas gulping, RioTinto gets an extra per cent out of the Pilbara, Australia's 15-month record jobs run and a new record for Sydney Airport are among the newsworth numbers in the business ...
Advertising from the same sex marriage debate and the Queensland election has breathed temporary life back into the television advertising market but the headwinds for the industry haven't disappeared, a media analyst has warned. Morningstar analyst Brian Han says free-to-air ad revenue increased
Trade Minister Steve Ciobo will sound out the political and business appetite for an Australia-European Union free trade agreement when he visits Hungary, France and Switzerland in coming days. In Budapest, Mr Ciobo will meet members of the Visegrad Group, comprising Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland
The European Union's trade tsar has no idea what Donald Trump will tell his audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, but she is clear what the EU's message to the US president will be. America is shooting itself in the foot by withdrawing from global leadership on trade, Cecilia
A law firm is investigating a possible class action against Donut King and Gloria Jean's parent company Retail Food Group on behalf of disgruntled franchisees. Bannister Law, which is already looking at taking class action on behalf of RFG shareholders, says it has expanded the scope of its probe
The next cyclone to hit north Queensland could have disastrous long-term consequences for Australia's biggest banana-producing region, potentially spreading a devastating crop disease that has reached the area. Australian Banana Growers Council (ABGC) director Leon Collins said a cyclone could spread
Australian shares have drifted marginally lower at midday, but the dollar remains high after cracking the 80 US cents mark for the first time in four months. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 0.09 ...
A law firm is investigating a possible class action against Donut King, Brumby's Bakery and Gloria Jean's parent company Retail Food Group on behalf of disgruntled franchisees. Bannister Law, which is already looking into taking a class action on behalf of shareholders of RFG, says it has expanded
Australian shares have opened flat while the Aussie dollar has cracked the 80 US cents mark for the first time in four months amid strong commodity prices, good Chinese economic data and continuing weakness in its US counterpart. "It's pretty clear that with ... better commodity prices we are
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with US president Donald Trump. Merkel, who has been struggling to put together a government since a German
Software giant Atlassian has widened its second-quarter net loss, but has boosted revenue compared to a year ago. Net loss for the three months to December 31 was $US65.2 million ($A91.3 million), compared to $US1.7 million in the same quarter the previous year, due to a $US47.3 million write-down of
The Australian share market has opened modestly in the green, ignoring Wall Street's negativity with its previous strong rally running out of steam. At 1015 AEDT on Friday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 9.8 points, or 0.16 per cent, at 6,024.4, while the broader All Ordinaries index was