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Solar firm wound up over debt claims

Court orders Wide Bay solar power firm wound up after two companies said they were owed tens of thousands of dollars

Granite Belt winery is a global favourite

TOP DROPS: Ballandean Estate's Robyn Henderson, Angelo and  Mary Puglisi, Hayden and   Leeanne Gangemi, and Dylan Rhymer (winemaker).

Storied estate adds yet another accolade.

Australia’s deadliest jobs revealed

Jobs in agriculture are among the most dangerous in the country. Picture: Andy Rogers

Work in these professions? You’re more likely to die on the job

BUSINESS COLLAPSE: ‘I had to empty my kids’ accounts’

Former Michel's Patisserie franchisee Robert Verni.

Robert Verni says he was forced to empty his kids’ bank account

Darrell Lea’s $200 million treat

Kylie Hone of the Darell Lea Park Beach Plaza shows the store is still very much open.

THE 90-year-old Aussie confectionery maker Darrell Lea sold for $200 million

Coke cuts bottle size and ups price after sugar tax

Coca-Cola has blamed UK sugar tax for a price hike.

Coke contains more than 10g of sugar per 100ml

A COLOSSAL RISK: Huge danger sign for housing in Australia

There could be far too many apartments for sale in coming years. Picture: Glenn Hunt/The Australian What does a million dollars buy in Aussie capital cities?

Dangerous property trend could turn a downturn into worse

Noel Whittaker says don't get beached by dream purchase

Be careful if you're planning to buy a beach house, warns investment guru Noel Whittaker

Aussie kids scored $1.1b these holidays

The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ hands out more than $368 million during the Christmas holidays. Picture: iStock

AUSSIE kids have been raking it in thanks to the “Bank of Mum and Dad”.

How to avoid a debt trap

A stressed couple trying to work out how to manage their bills and household finances.

There are simple ways to ease money pain in 2018

New changes to how Australians bank their cash

Technology will play a key role in changing the way we bank this year.

It’s banking, but not as we know it: the big changes coming in 2018

Bitcoin ‘will come to a bad end’

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway.

Billionaire Warren Buffett warns the recent bitcoin mania won't end well

Microsoft’s big bitcoin backflip

The Sydney Microsoft store in Pitt Street Mall. Picture: Dylan Robinson

Microsoft has rethought the “unstable” currency and resumed accepting bitcoin

‘A very bad sign’ for Amazon

Amazon has launched in Australia

A good Christmas is crucial for retailers. And a bad one is a very bad sign

CES 2018: Best tech gadgets on the planet

FROM a small company putting Apple’s innovation to shame to an AI robot, here’s the best of the world’s largest tech convention.

Motorists could face ‘human-controlled car’ tax

A olvo driverless car

There'll be a price to pay in the future, according to company leader

The sex app easier than ‘using a condom’

The way we have sex may be about to change.

A new consent app some say is revolutionary while others call it offensive

Southern Downs farmers call out for text alert

Rod Petersen of Petersen Grains spraying roundup to kill weeds before planting a field of mung beans.

FARMERS lobby for a simple system that could save their crops.

'Heads before hearts' on Sekisui development

OPINION: Regrettably, if Sekisui's Yaroomba development is a test of how far we have come, then there is a strong likelihood we may be failing.

New postcode restrictions for home loans

The Commbank has announced a range of changes to make it tougher for borrowers.

Home loan customers will be forced to come up with fatter deposits

OPINION: Fixation with coal starting to look like socialism

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison pictured holding a piece of coal during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, in February.

Honestly, what is up with our politicians' preoccupation with coal?

How to stop losing 'easy' sales

15/07/02 110966 Building industry, tradesmans toolbelt. Photo Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

There are things you can do to stop losing easy sales

Madness that allowed foreign workers a foot in the door

Sparks fly as a sheet metal worker fabricates a piece of mining equipment at Mastermyne Engineering.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

That is what the 457 visa program had become - a madness

We're so unpretty

Opinion

Can we start planning our way out of Ugly-ville?

Uber $150 ‘cleaning fee scam’

UBER customer Ebony has warned of a “cleaning fee scam’ by Uber after she was charged the maximum $150 fee for a mystery mess she says she didn’t make.

Meet the Gladstone man paid to play video games

THE ENTERTAINER: Video game streamer Matt Gregory with his streaming set-up.

Matt Gregory is a popular online streamer.

CES 2018: The smarter, sharper tech coming your way

Tech firm LG is expected to show off the world's largest 8K OLED television screen at the Consumer Electronics Show this year.

Star Trek doors, folding phone screens and infra-red hair dryers

Sennheiser’s Ambeo Smart Headset brings 3D sound to iPhone

Sennheiser’s Ambeo Smart Headset.

You can record sounds coming from left to right