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$US1m won't buy much in San Francisco

Real estate prices in San Francisco have risen so much that $US1 million now barely buys a 243sq metre home that needs work and may not include parking.

Manufacturing sector bounces back in July

Manufacturing activity increased in July, the first gain in eight months.

Woodside shareholders scuttle buyback

Woodside shareholders have scuttled a $3 billion plan to remove Royal Dutch Shell from the share register through a large share buyback

Cold July helps Kathmandu recover losses

Adventure clothing retailer Kathmandu has increased its earnings forecast after a colder-than-expected July.

Cash rate expected to stay on hold in 2014

All but one of the 15 economists surveyed by AAP are forecasting the RBA's cash rate to remain at 2.5 per cent this year.

Dividends are the key for earnings season

Dividend increases will be front of mind for many investors this earnings season, and cashed up companies should take note.

NAB boss announces shake-up

New NAB boss Andrew Thorburn has put his stamp on the company in his first day on the job, announcing a shake-up of the bank's executive.

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US stocks fall as market mulls Fed's move

NEW YORK, Aug 1 AFP 09:25AM US stocks finished sharply lower after a news-packed week that bolstered confidence in the economy even as speculation grew that the Federal Reserve will more quickly raise interes...

Moody's upgrades Greece rating two steps

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 AFP 08:56AM Moody's has raised troubled Greece's credit rating by two notches, citing improvements to the government's finances and its commitment to further gains.

Dollar slips on US jobs report

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Oil prices sink as supply worries ease

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US stocks dip despite solid jobs report

NEW YORK, Aug 1 AFP 07:09AM Wall Street stocks have finished lower despite a solid US jobs report and generally good corporate earnings as investors took a cautious stance after Thursday's rout.

US stocks lower despite solid jobs report

NEW YORK, Aug 1 AFP 06:20AM Wall Street stocks have finished lower despite a solid US jobs report and generally good corporate earnings as investors took a cautious stance after Thursday's rout.

P&G earnings up as it moves to cut brands

NEW YORK, Aug 1 AFP 05:41AM US consumer products giant Procter & Gamble has unveiled plans to eliminate dozens of underperforming brands as it reported a big increase in quarterly earnings.

European stocks extend losses

LONDON, Aug 1 AFP 04:04AM Europe's stock markets have tumbled for a second day running, with a broad sell-off in global equities markets showing no signs of abating despite solid US jobs data.

ISDA declares Argentina in default

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 AFP 02:51AM The international group governing the derivatives trade has ruled Argentina in default on its debt, triggering payments on an estimated $US1 billion ($A1.08 billion) worth of credi...

Apple closes acquisition of Beats music

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 1 AFP 02:39AM Apple has closed its $US3 billion ($A3.2 billion) deal for Beats, the high-end audio equipment and streaming music service, a tie-up that could allow the iPhone maker to reach new ...