Retail giant Wesfarmers has reported a 27.6 per cent jump in full-year profit, but revealed a slump from its earnings powerhouse, Coles.
Lucy Battersby Telstra lost $5 billion in market value in the opening minutes of trading after telling investors it will make a "material" cut to its dividends to buffer the impact of the National Broadband Network (NBN) on its profits.
Darren Gray Surging coal prices and an increased share of metallurgical coal sales in total coal sales have helped propel Whitehaven Coal to a record profit result.
John Kicklighter The local sharemarket is due for a positive start as Wall Street inched higher while there is another raft of big names reporting, with Telstra and Wesfarmers among the highlights.
Clay Lucas Cities aren't simple things. When The Age decided to rank Melbourne's suburbs, it quickly became apparent how complex and subjective it was to compare even one street from another.
Timothy Moore The Australian dollar retopped the US79?? mark overnight, lifted by a surge in base metals and a retreat in the greenback, which sagged on the back of Fed minutes and Trump's latest crisis.
Patrick Commins and Jens Meyer Shares are set for an upbeat start as metals prices jump and the Aussie dollar climbs back above 79 US cents, while Telstra, Wesfarmers, QBE and Cochlear headline another busy day for earnings.
Eryk Bagshaw The wages of working Australians are going nowhere, new figures show, stalling at a record low while the earnings of more than 10 million private sector employees hover around the cost of living.
Adele Ferguson With regulators and various state and federal governments breathing down the collective neck of the retirement village industry, it was little surprise that Aveo was in damage control when it released another record profit.
Molly Smith Jeff Bezos has an army full of bond investors ready to back Amazon's conquest of the global supermarket industry.