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  1. Review: Museum exhibition explores Silicon Valley's historyTue, 21 Oct 2014 03:26:35 GMT
    A comparison of the East Coast and West Coast corporate culture is a subject of a display at the "Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends" exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum in Los Altos, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Is it Palo Alto, with its serious tech cred, thanks to being the home of Stanford University and the Hewlett Packard garage? Or Cupertino, home to Apple, the world's most valuable tech company? Maybe Mountain View, birthplace of the semiconductor revolution? Santa Clara, which hosts Intel's headquarters? San Jose, which Adobe and Cisco call home? How about Los Altos? Yes, Los Altos -- a spot that wouldn't have been on my list until recently. More...
  2. Australian market set to open higherMon, 20 Oct 2014 23:31:15 GMT
    Locally, in economic news on Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of Australia releases the minutes of its October board meeting, while RBA deputy governor Philip Lowe addresses the Commonwealth Bank's Australasian Fixed Income conference in Sydney. In equities news, Newcrest Mining is slated to post its quarterly production report, Southern Cross Austereo a and Bradken have annual general meetings, while Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce is expected to unveil the carrier's new A330 business suite. More...
  3. Top 5 need-to-know secrets to get approved for a business loanMon, 20 Oct 2014 23:31:14 GMT
    Most business loan applications are turned down on first review. A recent Biz2Credit.com survey found that only about 20% of small-business loan applications to large banks are getting approved today. More...
  4. Banks are using your voice to fight fraudMon, 20 Oct 2014 19:31:49 GMT
    Banks are using a new technology to protect your money and fend off fraud, and you wouldn't believe what it is. It's not quite as magical as it may seem - you know how sometimes when you call your bank, it warns you that your call may be recorded? Turns out, banks are actually using those recordings to take down the biometric data of your voice in order to stave off potential fraudsters. More...
  5. First Niagara consolidating branches, Pittsburgh-area site on chopping blockMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:35:40 GMT
    First Niagara is consolidating 17 branches and two drive-through locations, one of which is located in the Pittsburgh area. First Niagara Financial Group Inc. said it will consolidate 17 branches and two drive-through locations across its four-state footprint in January, including one in the Pittsburgh area as the company continues to evaluate its branch network. More...
  6. Professor Mark Westoby named Scientist of the YearMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:46:09 GMT
    An influential ecologist whose work on plants has helped scientists gain a deeper understanding of evolution and the impact of climate change has been named NSW's Scientist of the Year. Professor Mark Westoby, from Macquarie University, was honoured at Government House on Monday night for his extensive work on ecoystems, which he described as "the most complicated research problems around". More...
  7. Shares extend rally after Wall St climbMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:08:11 GMT
    The Australian sharemarket has extended last week's rally, led up by the big banks as investors search for value following the recent sharp dive in stocks. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 added 47.68 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 5319.4. The broader All Ordinaries gained 47.23 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 5307.3. Across the Asia-Pacific region, markets were up after a recovery on Wall Street on Friday where robust US economic data lifted investors spirits. More...
  8. NZ shares outperform: AMPMon, 20 Oct 2014 04:34:33 GMT
    AMP Capital's Growth Fund posted a return of 2.8 per cent for the September quarter and 14.7 per cent for the year. The Balanced Fund posted a 2.3 per cent return in the September quarter and 11.8 per cent for the year, in figures out today. More...
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