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News Corp approves Murdoch split
News Corp's board has approved the break-up of the conglomerate into two independent companies.
US markets turn sober after Japan plunge
The 7.3% plunge in Japanese stocks during the week injected needed sobriety into US markets.
Echo sale packed with Crown confidence
James Packer's Crown has confirmed the sale of its stake in rival casino operator Echo Entertainment.
Retailer bid to cut 'horrific' costs
The federal government needs to restore consumer confidence by securing jobs, the ARA says.
Gillard seeks Ford help for workers
The federal government has urged Ford to chip in to an assistance package for workers and their families.
Bankia sells US bank to BCI for $910m
Spanish bank Bankia has agreed to sell Miami-based City National Bank of Florida to Chile's BCI for $910m.
Yen rises amid Japanese stock volatility
The yen has gained against the euro and the US dollar after heavy volatility in the Japanese equity market.
Domestic flights less full in March
Australia's domestic flights were a little roomier for the travelling public in March.
Offshore processing 'threat to plants'
WA's major parties fear Shell's Prelude floating LNG project will start a departure from onshore processing.
Qld investor 'sold shares to himself'
A Qld investor sold shares to himself in a bid to increase his investment's value, authorities allege.
Deficit, debt ahead of Tas election
Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings has delivered her third budget, shying away from big cuts.
Holden boss says local costs high
Holden boss Mike Devereux says the cost of making cars in Australia is high.
Job levels for disabled low
A report finds employment participation levels of people with disabilities have hit a three-year low.
Live export ban blamed for $46.5m loss
AACo has blamed the suspension of live exports and lower rainfall for a $46.5 million loss.
Base metals fall sharply
Copper has closed sharply lower on the LME as investors cashed in on the previous session's rally.
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