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14 February 2018 9:00 AM Peter FitzSimons' predictions for the sporting year of 2018

Canterbury Bulldogs will rise. Without being unkind, I have no clue how the board led by Ray Dib got as close as they did to holding on to power in the elections last weekend. In the course of Dib's reign, the Dogs lost damn nigh everything, starting with their matches, and up to and including their two most revered and passionate players, Josh Reynolds 27

9 February 2018 1:33 AM Not too skimpy: US apparel giant buys Bras N Things in $500m deal

American apparel giant Hanesbrands has snapped up Australian lingerie retailer Bras N Things in a not-so-skimpy deal worth half a billion dollars. Hanesbrands had already established a commanding position in the local socks and jocks trade in 2016 when it paid $1.1 billion for Pacific Brands and acquired the Bonds, Berlei, Jockey, Rio and Holeproof brands 43

8 February 2018 12:25 AM Markets Live: ASX follows US into the red

Tesla said on Wednesday it was sticking with Chief Executive Elon Musk's revised production targets for its Model 3 electric sedan, but posted its worst-ever quarterly loss, and warned that spending would increase slightly this year. Shares of the Palo Alto, California-based company were barely changed in extended trading. Money-losing Tesla's long-term 129

7 February 2018 8:14 PM $124m heroin haul: Australian Navy's latest drug bust a 'milestone'

A late-night operation by HMAS Warramunga on Thursday yielded a $124 million heroin haul, bringing the total value of drugs intercepted by the vessel since it was deployed to the Middle East region to the billion-dollar mark. The Royal Australian Navy crew seized 414 kilograms of heroin during the operation in the Western Indian Ocean, after the ship's 44

7 February 2018 6:44 AM Commodity boom fuels Rio Tinto's $5.3 billion shareholder bonanza

Rio Tinto has reported a thumping $US8.63 billion ($A10.96 billion) underlying profit for 2017, declared a record final dividend and unveiled an additional $US1 billion buyback as part of a bonanza result for shareholders. Riding a wave of strong commodity prices for its products and continued strong demand from international buyers, Rio’s underlying 34

3 February 2018 2:50 PM Heat is on in Sydney as number of extreme days nudges higher

The number of hot days in Sydney increased in the past decade across the city, particularly those with extreme heat, an analysis of Bureau of Meteorology data shows. The tally of days with temperatures of 40 degrees or warmer also got a significant boost last month, with sites such as Penrith Lakes recording four such days in a row. That series had only happened 25

2 February 2018 12:51 AM Markets Live: ASX turns losses to gains

Apple's revenue forecast for the second quarter was below market expectations, adding to concerns of a plateau in demand for its newer iPhones, including the anniversary edition iPhone X. The company forecast second-quarter revenue between $US60 billion and $US62 billion, while analysts on average were expecting $US65.73 billion, according to Thomson 103

31 January 2018 4:57 AM Perth building group to accelerate modular technology in Australia

A Perth-based building group has secured $8 million dollars in a capital raise to fund a manufacturing plant for its modular construction technology. Pro9 Global manufactures building systems that can be assembled on site, which it claims "reduce overall build costs by about 20 per cent and build times by about 30 per cent". The company recently won a $20 million 41

30 January 2018 5:43 AM World Twenty20 snub costs Canberra exposure to almost 1 billion viewers

The government says its focus is forging a long-term relationship with Cricket Australia for one-day matches, Tests and Big Bash League fixtures. But the sacrifice is missing the chance to be involved in the World Twenty20, which had 730 million viewers in India alone two years ago. The last women's World Twenty20 attracted 24.5 million viewers in India 10

30 January 2018 4:20 AM Qantas Dreamliners to take off from Brisbane to LA

The last remaining Boeing 747 service to Brisbane will be abolished by the end of the year as Qantas's Boeing 787-900 Dreamliners take to the skies in daily flights to Los Angeles. The announcement comes on the heels of Emirates cutting A380 services to Brisbane, although that move could be temporary, and brings to an end the era of the double-decker 17 1