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THE NEWS WRAP: Obama insists the US still deserves its AAA credit rating

8:11AM | Tuesday, 9 August 2011 |  US president Barack Obama has insisted that the country still deserves its AAA credit rating, despite its recent downgrade.

Global market turmoil: What it means for start-ups and how to react

8:20AM | Monday, 8 August 2011 |  As start-up entrepreneurs arrive at work after the most dramatic few days since the GFC, they are likely to have two key questions on their mind: What the hell just happened and what happens next?

THE NEWS WRAP: Emergency talks held over Eurozone debt crisis

8:09AM | Monday, 8 August 2011 |  European financial chiefs have held emergency talks over whether to prevent Italy and Spain being dragged into the debt crisis that has fuelled turmoil across global markets.

THE NEWS WRAP: Retailers attack workplace laws

6:15AM | Monday, 20 June 2011 |  Three of Australia’s largest retailers have attacked the federal government workplace regulations, claiming that they are hampering businesses.

THE NEWS WRAP: Greek debt crisis shakes markets

6:21AM | Friday, 17 June 2011 |  The Australian sharemarket fell 1.9% to a nine-month low yesterday and is now almost 10% below its peak in April this year, amid renewed concerns about the Greek debt crisis.

THE NEWS WRAP: Credit card gouging on RBA’s agenda

6:29AM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 |  The RBA is prepared to cap surcharges on credit card transactions to prevent merchants from gouging customers through excessive fees.

THE NEWS WRAP: Australia set for negative economic growth in the March quarter

5:14AM | Tuesday, 31 May 2011 |  Australia is set for negative economic growth in the March quarter following a surprise fall in company profits.

THE NEWS WRAP: Government unveils new tax break for small businesses

5:23AM | Monday, 9 May 2011 |  Treasurer Wayne Swan has announced his big small business initiative for Tuesday evening’s Federal Budget, unveiling a $5,000 tax write off for motor vehicle purchases.

Sky-high dollar may cause SMEs to crash

3:38PM | Tuesday, 29 March 2011 |  Australian exporters are being encouraged to look at ways to ride out the record Australian dollar, with experts saying many small businesses are not equipped to deal with the soaring currency.

Coffee prices a wakeup for operators

3:13PM | Tuesday, 22 March 2011 |  Australian cafes have been urged to concentrate on improving the customer experience in the wake of a record coffee price surge.