A steadily improving labor market has reduced layoffs in recent months and cut the number of people receiving continuing state benefits by more than 500,000 from a year earlier.
Australians spent in record numbers in the lead-up to Christmas, the peak retail body says, with those aged over 14 spending an average of $2,500 each in the six weeks leading up to today.
KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/ASSOCIATED PRESSShoppers were busy in December preparing for the Christmas Day. For some, the less-than-perfect gifts go back to the store as quickly as possible.
Uber, the social-taxi, mobile-vehilce-hailing application has added another $2 fee for picking up a fare in New York City. Uber claims that the new surcharge�which has been implemented in other markets before New York�helps to cover the cost of fare ...
Ken Romaniszyn, right, owner of Lady M Cake Boutiques, serves a customer last week in New York. Romaniszyn says his cakes, which had appealed mostly to the wealthy, are now attracting a wider range of customers.