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Nov 27, 2011

Weekly Analysis of US Equity and Currency Markets: Ice Futures U.S. - The week Ahead

Weekly Analysis of US Equity and Currency Markets

Get your trading week started with video outlooks on the US equity and currency markets. Nick McDonald, of Trade With Precision presents a concise technical analysis of these markets for the week ahead, using the Russell 2000® index and the ICE US Dollar Index® as pivotal focuses.

Smartcompany News and Analysis: SME sales up in October, Employers warned on using social media to screen candidates, Big billionaires and the GFC blues, Five Cyber Monday trends

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Today on SmartCompany we look at new research that suggests a quarter of bosses are now using social media to screen job candidates. But as IR expert Peter Vitale says, the practice is only okay to a point. We also examine five trends from Cyber Monday in the US, look at the latest data on SME business sales and in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson looks at a painful lesson well learned by one of our biggest franchisors.

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Rich Secrets
The billion dollar blues
The GFC has undoubtedly hit Australia's billionaires hard. We take a closer look at how their fortunes are faring. BY JAMES THOMSON.
Rich Secrets

Property
Renters pay more for housing than mortgagees
New data shows renters are now spending a larger proportion of their income on housing costs than those with a mortgage. BY CAMERON KUSHER.
Property

Aunty B
My staff won't stop whining. Help!
Look, the last thing you want to do is join in with the whining. So stop worrying that they are whining and you are nice or whatever is filling your head.
Aunty B

Selling
Sue Barrett
Smart leaders recognise the power of collaboration systems to transform the efficiency and will use collaboration software to accelerate internal business communications.
Sue Barrett

Enterprise Leadership
Dennis Roberts
The leadership currency today is how to lead and manage an enterprise in a perpetual state of flux.
Dennis Roberts

Retail trends
Kevin Moore
There’s so much talk about the rise of retailer owned brands and a misplaced belief that this is a bad thing for Australians.
Kevin Moore

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
Retail Food Group’s attempt to buy a hotel group shocked investors and has forced the company to rethink its strategy.
James Thomson

The AustralianIT - Ping: NBN could cost $50bn | Google kills seven services | A quarter of bosses use Facebook to vet CVs.



NBN could cost $50bn, with returns at risk
Annabel Hepworth CAPITAL spending on the NBN will top $50 billion and slow content development could put at risk the project's financial returns.
Victoria slams e-health consultation
Karen Dearne VICTORIA has taken a massive swipe at the Gillard government, over its $500 million electronic patient record system.
Bosses use Facebook to vet CVs
MORE than a quarter of Australian bosses are now using social networking sites to screen job candidates.
UAE jails internet activists
A UNITED Arab Emirates court has sent a blogger and four Internet activists to jail for insulting the Gulf state's leaders.
'Ice Cream Sandwich' comes to tablets
Chris Griffith GOOGLE'S fourth-generation operating system called "Ice Cream Sandwich" will start being rolled out next month on tablet computers.
Olympus scandal prompts overhaul
JAPAN'S government is planning to overhaul its corporate governance rules following the scandal embroiling camera maker Olympus.
Google kills off seven services
Chris Griffith GOOGLE has announced it will kill its much hyped Google Wave real time messaging platform on April 30, and six other projects.
Thodey overhauls Telstra for NBN game
TELSTRA chief executive David Thodey has given new meaning to the term "change management".
Violent video games change the brain
Jonathan Leake PLAYING violent video games regularly for just a week can produce significant physical changes in the brain, researchers have discovered.
Court to rule in Apple-Samsung case
Andrew Colley THE federal court is expected to decide next week whether it will lift a ban on selling Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.
ISPs back copyright plan
Andrew Colley AUSTRALIA'S internet providers have agreed to a plan to send warning notices to online pirates.
ACS elects Nick Tate as new president
Chris Griffith THE Australian Computer Society has elected Dr Nick Tate, an expert in storage and IT security, as its new national president.
PCEHR document specs released
Karen Dearne SPECIFICATIONS for a key part of the $500 million personally controlled e-health record have been released.
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IT Business
Focus on skills for new style of work
Telstra lets slip on 4G handsets
Phone charging at work banned
Cloud developing on Telstra's horizon
Exec Tech
Ideal tool to capture fleeting moments
Cloud pushes limits for home storage
Halo tragics' happy Anniversary
Skyrim to be the scourge of summer
Opinion
Telcos get their lines crossed
John Durie JUST as Telstra prepares to send its final submission to the ACCC, the rest of the industry has declared war on the NBN