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Stocks in the U.S. finished higher in a tight-range session Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 logging gains following a pair of better-than-expected economic reports.

7yr ago

Going to school on retirement plans

Retirement for Simon and Luba Bosch is when they stop paying private school fees for their children, aged 12 and 15. That's because they know they won't be able to afford to stop working until then.
7yr ago

Home owners forced to take super

HOME owners have raided their superannuation funds of a record $100 million in last-ditch bids to avoid foreclosure, new government figures have shown.
7yr ago

Loss and write-downs as APN papers do it tough

A WRITE-DOWN of the value of its New Zealand mastheads has pushed regional newspaper, radio and poster company APN News & Media to a first-half net loss of $319 million as its newspapers continue to do it tough in difficult trading conditions.
7yr ago

Please, sir, can I have some less?

Executives are rushing to be seen to be sacrificing pay, but not always out of altruism. Losses, a new law and feisty shareholders are exerting pressure to stop the greed, writes Elisabeth Sexton.
7yr ago

Bosses sacrifice bonuses to avoid shareholder revolt

Two strikes ... doesn't give shareholders any more rights than they already have. Dean Paatsch, Ownership Matters It's no longer just a regulatory or compliance issue ... it's an engagement tool as well. Mike Hogan, Ernst & Young
7yr ago

Super funds to face greater public scrutiny

Yes, journalists do get things wrong, and I was recently reminded of one of my bigger clangers by a letter from shareholder activist Richard Talbot, complaining about his lack of rights in regard to his super fund.
7yr ago

Market chalks up best streak in two years

The local stockmarket had its third-biggest weekly rise for the year this week, up 2.1 per cent. Selling it another way, it was the market's fifth-consecutive weekly rise: the longest run of weekly rises in two years.
7yr ago

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