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Stocks to watch at close on Wednesday

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

Dawn of Apes takes itself too seriously

As entertainment, this is impeccably crafted and often spectacular. Yet conceptually it's never as interesting or provocative as it could have been. [Read entire story]

360 fans convince Hopsin to tour

Fans of Melbourne rapper 360 - aka Matt Colwell - have rallied on social media to convince one of the brightest talents in American hip-hop to tour Australia in September. [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]

Sia hides in plain sight on new album

Sia writes the hits but does she want the fame? Her new album leaves the options open. [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]

Busted: Britney without Auto-Tune

It's bad, fingernails-on-chalkboard bad. [Read entire story]

Netflix hunts people to watch TV

Yes, this is for real: Netflix is advertising for people to watch TV for a living. [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]

Scentre in massive Europe bond issue

WESTFIELD’S Australian spin-off Scentre has issued €2 billion ($2.9bn) worth of European bonds. [Read entire story]

Dexus in pitch for Woodside Plaza

DEXUS Property Group is expected to begin tapping the market to find new tenants for the Woodside Plaza office building in Perth. [Read entire story]

Southpoint units snapped up

ANTHONY John Group has sold all 130 units in its first release at the $590 million Southpoint development in Brisbane. [Read entire story]

Another sale round for tavern

AUSTRALIAN Leisure Group’s Commercial Tavern in Ayr, Queensland is back on the market after failing to sell several years ago. [Read entire story]

China property bubble slowly deflates

HOUSING prices in major Chinese cities have fallen for a second consecutive month in June, providing more evidence of a deflating property bubble. [Read entire story]

Search for tenant displays Google

INTERNET search giant Google is expected to eye the inner-city Australian Technology Park in its search for office space. [Read entire story]

Westfield seen as a takeover target

WESTFIELD could become a takeover target ahead of the mega mall owner’s expected listing in New York. [Read entire story]

REDMS changes tune on links

A NEW player in the property market at the centre of a dispute with market leader REA Group has backtracked on its previous stance. [Read entire story]

Sentinel’s Homeworld buy

PROPERTY investment firm Sentinel Property Group has bought the Homeworld Centre in Canberra’s Tuggeranong for $31 million. [Read entire story]

Meriton, Woolies join forces

MERITON and Woolworths will join forces at two major residential projects in Sydney and the Gold Coast. [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]

Neighborhood Bar – Bondi Beach

As a pretentious alcoholic snob who (perhaps deludedly) thinks he makes the best cocktails this side of Hades, I rarely order cocktails in bars unless they’re really special. Unless, for example, someone else is [Read entire story]

Nectarine Frangipane Tart

Edible flowers are the best. I was craving for stone fruit badly, and don’t ask me how, but I managed … [[ Click on post title to read full story. ]] [Read entire story]

Nectarine Frangipane Tart

Edible flowers are the best. I was craving for stone fruit badly, and don't ask me how, but I managed to find some nectarines and paid high price for it. I know, I know, I am a naughty boy and not adhere to my own rule, [Read entire story]

Probe into illegal Sydney rental squalor

A Sydney industrial property owner who charged foreign nationals to live in squalor on his inner city site before it went up in flames could face a penalty of more than $1 million. [Read entire story]

Dell Financial: Refurb Laptops from $140

Take an extra 30% off any refurbished and off-lease, previous model Laptop, Desktops or Server using the code LIBERTY30 at Dell Financial Services. Plus, the code also gives you free shipping. There are a number of older [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]

Qantas plane turned back to LA

A QANTAS flight bound for Melbourne has returned to LA after water was discovered leaking from a pipe on the aircraft’s upper deck. [Read entire story]

WTF? Aussies forced to clean up their act

“IT’S hilarious how much impact you lose when you take all the f---s out.” Violent Soho mind their language to win over US. [Read entire story]

‘It’s good to spend some time apart’

THEY sing Blood Is Thicker Than Water, but “being sisters and working together can be quite difficult sometimes”, admits The McClymonts singer. [Read entire story]

Michael Kors Sausalito Women’s Jeans $31

These Michael Kors Sausalito Bootcut Jeans, originally $69.50, drop from $39.09 to $31.27 when you add promo code JULY4 at Lord & Taylor. Even with $7.95 shipping, this is the lowest shipped price we could find by $22. [Read entire story]