Germany’s Merkel defends Iran deal as Pence accuses Europe of undermining the U.S.

MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United States. Merkel’s comments at the Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of top global […]

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Pension concession card fears

In your January 20 column, your last sentence reads: “Just don’t stay overseas for more than six weeks, or you would lose the card!”. The card in question being the Pension Concession Card. My card is sometimes referred to as the “reinstated concession card,” as it was issued after we lost the part pension in the January 2017 changes. The […]

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Here’s how to level the ‘paying’ field

Hi Nicole, I am about to have my first baby. I am really worried about my superannuation, especially as I am considering part-time work when I return from maternity leave. Is there anything I can do so as to ensure my super doesn’t suffer? — Helen Excellent question Helen… I so wish more women asked it. Broken earnings patterns to […]

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Know your score: How to hack your credit health

With most of the attention on the Banking Royal Commission in recent months, it has been easy to miss a significant change which has taken place in the Australian credit landscape. After more than 50 years as a "negative" credit scoring country, Australia has joined other developed economies and moved to "positive" credit records. Ensuring your credit health remains strong […]

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New Advice on How Companies Should Ready for Recession

Consulting and accounting firm Deloitte has gotten out in front of how a new recession will hit companies. Additionally, it has offered advice about what companies should do over the course of a downturn. Much of the Deloitte advice is for consumer companies but applies to firms in most other sectors. Deloitte looked back at company performances in the 2001 […]

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Are banks guilty of faking signatures on British court papers?

Have some banks, or their legal representatives, been faking signatures on UK court documents used to repossess people’s homes and to recover other debts? It’s a serious charge, but a new campaign group claims there has been “alleged industrial-scale forgery” of signatures. And the Bank Signature Forgery Campaign has some powerful supporters in high places. The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) […]

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Mattel shares plummeted to lowest in 20 years

Mattel shares had their worst day in 20 years, plunging as much as 23 percent after management warned it expects ho-hum sales and margins this year. The news — revealed at a closed-door meeting with analysts on Friday — was whiplash for Wall Street. Investors had still been digesting surprisingly strong fourth-quarter results last week, in which stronger-than-expected Barbie sales […]

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Wells Fargo chief expected to testify before House panel in mid-March

Wells Fargo & Co. is expected to be the first bank to face a grilling by House Democrats who took over the Financial Services Committee in the new Congress, with a March hearing focused on its scandals, people familiar with the matter said. Wells Fargo’sWFC, +1.66%  chief executive, Timothy Sloan, is expected to appear solo before the House Financial Services Committee […]

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