Guardian services axed on Sydney trains, police take over patrols

Late night guardian trains have been cancelled on Sydney's rail network and replaced by needs-based police patrols on trains. [Read entire story]

3P shares off to disappointing start

EDUCATIONAL software company 3P Learning's shares have fallen 14 per cent after debuting on the Australian Securities Exchange on Wednesday. [Read entire story]

NZ shares join regional sell-off

THE NZX 50 Index has dropped 0.8 per cent, following a rethink on how global monetary policy may impact on equities. [Read entire story]

Stocks to watch at close on Wednesday

STOCKS of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Wednesday [Read entire story]

Fewer Australians heading into bankruptcy

BANKRUPTCY in Australia has reached its lowest level in almost 10 years, with personal insolvency falling nine per cent in the June quarter [Read entire story]

Uber maps a route into the US suburbs

CAR-SERVICE network Uber, which has already roiled city taxi and other transport services in several countries, is now pushing into suburbs. [Read entire story]

Westfield spin-off Scentre raises $3b

WESTFIELD spin-off Scentre Group has raised more than $3 billion in one of the largest non-bank bond raisings by an Australian company in Europe [Read entire story]

Low pay a source of worker stress

LOW pay is a source of stress with many fretting about how to put food on the table and pay bills even when they have a job. [Read entire story]

NZ storms caused $NZ77m in damage so far

ALMOST $NZ77 million has been paid out over storm-related damange in New Zealand so far this year; over half was claimed after the Easter weekend weather. [Read entire story]

Consumer confidence still weak post-budget

ANXIETY over tax hikes and spending cuts announced in the federal budget is weighing on consumer confidence. [Read entire story]

Hundreds line up for legal pot

WASHINGTON state's top prosecutor joins the queue to buy some of the first marijuana legally sold for recreational purposes. [Read entire story]

ICAC to hold inquiry into former chancellor’s role in sale of University of New England’s Tattersalls Hotel

The New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption will hold a public inquiry later this month into allegations against a former chancellor of the University of New England. [Read entire story]

Fate of DJs takeover bid still a mystery

RETAIL veteran Solomon Lew is yet to tell David Jones or its suitor whether he will accept the offer for his major stake in the department store. [Read entire story]

Trade deficit blows out as exports fall

AUSTRALIA'S trade deficit blew out to $1.9b in May, with falling iron ore prices and a flat exchange weighing on exports. [Read entire story]

Fear of economic blow as births drop

THE GFC hit more than jobs and hip pockets. It led to a fall in the birthrate and economists fear that means further hit to the developed world's economy. [Read entire story]

New Asia and Europe boss for wine maker

TREASURY Wine Estates has appointed a long-serving Coca-Cola executive as the new head of its Asian and European operations. [Read entire story]

JPMorgan CEO has throat cancer

THE man credited with steering JPMorgan Chase through the perils of the GFC, CEO Jamie Dimon, says he has throat cancer, but the prognosis is good. [Read entire story]

NZ shares lag behind offshore rally

AN extended slide in dairy prices may have dented the appeal of New Zealand shares, as other markets rallied. [Read entire story]

Miner Lynas shifts Sydney HQ to KL

RARE earths miner Lynas has begun a restructure of its business to reduce costs with the relocation of its headquarters from Australia to Malaysia. [Read entire story]

Target misses the mark for Wesfarmers

WESFARMERS has cut the accounting value of its Target brand by $680 million, as the retailer continues to struggle for sales and earnings. [Read entire story]

NZ dollar falls along with dairy prices

THE kiwi dollar has slipped against the greenback, with dairy prices falling to an 18-month low. [Read entire story]

Meadow Lea to fall into foreign hands

THE maker of Meadow Lea and Mighty Soft bread, Goodman Fielder, is the latest Aussie food company to fall into foreign hands. [Read entire story]

This tip will save you thousands

BEING with the most affordable mortgage provider can save you nearly $5000 a year. But chances are you’re not with the right one. Which lender offers the best deal? [Read entire story]