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‘Free bathroom use’ tainted by lack of usable stalls

When you have to go, do not go to Starbucks. Seven months after the coffee kingdom declared its toilets open to everyone – no purchase necessary – visitors who listen to the call of nature find it is not always easy Finding a Starbucks toilet usable in New York could actually It has become harder since last spring's announcement – …

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Airlines begin weighing carry-on bags

All domestic passengers can expect to weigh their baggage in the cabin before embarking this week, as Australian airlines have a united front to free up oversized baggage from aircraft cabins. Virgin Australia says that from tomorrow passengers should expect to have the transport bags weighed at various points of their journey, including the check-in desk and the boarding gate, …

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Fast food restaurant workers reveal stories of physical, sexual threats

Fast food workers shared shocking accounts of verbal abuse, death threats, sexual harassment and even assault, with nearly nine out of 10 reports being harmed by aggressive behavior. The retail trade union has released the first-hand accounts provided in a recent survey of workers that triggered an advertising blitz ahead of the busy Christmas season by urging customers to treat …

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ACCC digital platforms inquiry releases preliminary recommendations

Google and Facebook are transforming the way people communicate, access and view advertising and are at risk of becoming too powerful, according to the Australian watchdog. The Australian Competition and Consumption Commission (ACCC) has indicated the need for new regulations to prevent major technology companies from abusing their power to the detriment of Australian media and digital advertising industries. In …

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ASX poised for a weaker start

The Australian stock market is positioned for a weaker start to the week, with the SPI futures contract indicating a 30-point decline. This is the result of a relatively quiet day, but solid for Friday's index, which managed to earn a gain of 0.4%. Friday session : Friday closed another horror week for Wall Street. It was the worst week …

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Qld govt sets up FibreCo to offer internet backhaul – Telco/ISP

The Queensland government is establishing a state-owned entity called FibreCo Qld that will open 6000 km of fiber-optic backhaul cables to transport residential internet traffic. The announcement was made on Sunday by the Labor government of the state and year after the ambitions of the state were revealed for the first time However, what was once known as a broadband …

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the search for new land; will a drone keep coffee hot?

The ACT government will examine the leased land in Canberra to determine if it is used efficiently, as part of its offer for further urban coverage throughout the city. The review is part of the new planning strategy, designed to deal with a population of ACT expected to hit 589,000 by 2041. Canberra will need 12 houses a day to …

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OECD warns Coalition government on falling house prices

House values ​​in Sydney fell 9.6 percent from their most recent peak, while in Melbourne they fell 5.8 percent. But in Perth, where the median house price was equal to that of Sydney in 2008, prices have barely shifted in the last decade. Noting the recent fall in prices, the OECD has said that if prices fall, there will be …

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Outrageous cost of the next big thing

Electric cars are the future – but how much would their next-generation technology cost? As more and more brands increase the production of electric cars, the cost of developing the next big car business is evident. Audi this week announced that it is carrying forward 14 billion euros ($ 21.6 billion) to be used by 2023 to accelerate the production …

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