Cengage's new flat-fee all-you-can-read subscription plan could save college students a lot of money on textbooks. But as Fred Katayama reports, the publisher faces several challenges.
Wall Street has finished the session flat to lower as worries about international trade tensions and rising interest rates weigh on market confidence.
A Japanese car parts company ordered to pay a record $46 million fine for colluding with a competitor has been denied leave to appeal by the High Court.
US stocks have slid as the EU warning on Italy's budget and possibility of strained relations between US and Saudi Arabia added to investor woes.
The unemployment rate dropped 0.3 per cent to a six-year low of 5.0 per cent in September, with the number of people with jobs growing by 5,600.
Menswear chain Roger David is in administration after the retailer collapsed in the face of competition from international and online rivals.
Woodside Petroleum's third-quarter revenue has risen about 25 per cent on the back of higher oil and LNG prices and rising output at its Wheatstone project.
Gas producer Santos has achieved its debt target more than a year ahead of plan, while also seeing its third quarter revenue jump on higher oil and LNG prices.
Robust production at South32's Appin and Dendrobium collieries has seen the miner's first quarter coking coal production triple.
US stock markets have closed lower after minutes showed US Federal Reserve policymakers were unanimous on the need to raise interest rates further.
Hundreds of signatures were presented to the Origin Energy's executives at its annual general meeting on Wednesday calling for a review into fracking in NT.
Optus faces a $10 million penalty after the consumer watchdog commenced court proceedings against the mobile firm for misleading customers.