Author: Staff Reporter
UnitingCare Queensland chief executive Anne Cross has received the 20th annual Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year award.

 Author: Staff Reporter
The cricket community is mourning as cricketer Phillip Hughes passed away this afternoon. Hughes was in critical condition after being hit on the head with a ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

 Author: Ashley Jessen
Falling commodity prices and flat US markets provided no roadblock for the bulls to find buying opportunities across the ASX today with all sectors managing to trade in the black, pushing our Aussie 200 index up a handy 61.4 points. Germany’s Dax index managed to rise off average growth reports yet the US markets were flat despite beating analysts’ expectations of 3.5% GDP, hitting 3.9% for the third quarter.

 Author: Gabriela Motroc
Apple can become a USD1 trillion company.

 Author: Gabriela Motroc
Facebook has launched its new standalone app Rooms in Australia.

 Author: Gabriela Motroc
There is a clear difference between businesspeople and entrepreneurs; while those in the first category take pride in being cold-blooded negotiators adept at counting money, the people in the second category are motivated not necessarily by the smell of money, but by the journey of creating an empire and growing together with mentors, investors and clients.

 Author: Staff Reporter
People are usually their own greatest enemies and ultimately responsible for their own successes and failures. Their perception dictates their actions and their actions inevitably dictate the results, so negative thinking can only send people into a downward emotional spiral.

 Author: Staff Reporter
Sleeping with a partner in the same bed provides not only emotional benefits, but also an array of health perks. Collective research by The Wall Street Journal’s Andrea Petersen shows that cuddling does have an underlying benefit.

 Author: Ashley Jessen
Medibank Private debuted on the Australia Stock Exchange today, providing a seven per cent boost to the original public offering, but was unable to hold on to the intraday highs, much like the Aussie 200 index which close the day down 27 points, despite the repeated record highs on the US bourses overnight. The Materials sector was the worst hit, falling 1.7 per cent, giving back some of the impressive gains from Monday’s trading.

 Author: Staff Reporter
Offshore investors are now interested in cities like Melbourne and Brisbane thanks to the stable economy, solid record of capital growth and laws which allow them to purchase new dwellings and developments.

 Author: Staff Reporter
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has concluded interest only loans rose at over 14 per cent over the year to September 30.

 Author: Gabriela Motroc
An increasing number of Australian women choose to travel abroad to become pregnant by in vitro fertilisation. The reasons behind such a decision are plenty, though; some women declared that the cost of IVF is a major barrier, while others said that general anxiety and the impossibility to get pregnant through IVF in the country are the reasons why they choose to travel to South Africa, Greece or Spain to fulfil the dream of having children.

 Author: Gabriela Motroc
According to Forbes’ rich list, the aggregated wealth of the world’s billionaires is USD6.5 trillion, but off the record, the Rothschild family remains the wealthiest dynasty in human history. The name “Rothschild” cannot be found in the publication’s list of the 500 wealthiest people on Earth because the family’s wealth has been distributed amongst hundreds of heirs throughout the years, The Rich reports.

 Author: Gabriela Motroc
Australians have replaced the usual morning coffee with their smartphones.