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Coles expands ‘quiet hour’ across the country

COLES is about to get a whole lot quieter. The supermarket is expanding its “low-sensory”, autism-friendly shopping experience across the country.

Booming business expansion aims for cutting edge quality

AIMING HIGH: Evo Windows and Doors owners Jo and Mark Higgins.

Evo Windows and Doors has high ambitions to become cutting edge.

Forget the degree: Why women need to consider doing a trade

Trades are a great career option for women, who are often noted for their attention to detail.

“I had to convince a few people that it was a good idea."

Long-time business owner recognised

WINNER: Fordy's Spar Express owner Shane Ford, Gladstone Observer editor Christine McKee and Rick Hansen from Hansen Foodwork's Clinton at the Best In Business Awards, 2017.

Fordy's Spar Express has proved longevity pays off.

CQ's job security fears raised by 'Nightmare Express' bus

CUTS AWARENESS: 'The Cuts Express' bus blitz that will travel up the Queensland Coast over the final week of the election campaign.

Fears of future job cuts linger with candidate assurances sought.

Power Station rejects 2020-21 closure warning

The Gladstone Power Station generates about 12% of coal-fired power in Queensland.

Management has hit back at the report in question.

Tech giants that suffered spectacular falls

Nokia was once the king of the mobile phone.

At one point every one of these technology giants seemed unstoppable

The biggest saving mistakes

AUSTRALIANS are hindering their savings goals by make some terrible mistakes that can easily be avoided.

Try these easy ways to spread risk

At mid-November the ASX 200 Total Returns Index had dished up gains of 11.27 per cent for the year to date.

Property values may be cooling but...

NAB rocked by home loan scandal

NAB has called in police after a review uncovered inaccurate and incomplete documentation for 2300 home loans. Source:Supplied

NAB sacks 20 over more than 2000 dodgy home loans

Rich 1% own half of all the wealth

The annual Monaco Yacht Show is a chance for millionaires and billionaires to lighten the wallet.

Report highlights breathtaking levels of global inequality

Get ready for kids before you start

A little knowledge can go a long way in helping new parents.

We are all guilty of an impulse buy

Casual, gig workers short on super

Many casual workers earn only a modest income from more than one job, but increasing your hours with one employer can help boost compulsory contributions to your superannuation, Paul Clitheroe says.

You can take action to avoid a financially lean retirement

Queen caught up in tax haven scandal

Newly leaked papers reveal Queen Elizabeth II has some of her private money in offshore tax havens.

Royal offshore investments exposed in massive data leak

Audiofly impress X Factor and Eurovision performers

AN Australian company that has won praise from X Factor and Eurovision performers is taking its wireless earphones to the masses.

iPhone X review: Apple takes smart phone to whole new level

First customers display their iPhone X purchases at Apple’s flagship Sydney store on launch day. Picture: AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN

Neural engine is capable of 600 billion operations a second

Facebook created to be addictive

Sean Parker reveals how social media infiltrates our brains.

Co-creator admits Facebook was created to be addictive

iPhone X now features 360 degree selfie scenes

Selfie scenes adds a whole new dimension to iPhone X.

Selfie Scenes places users into animated, 360-degree scenes

YOUR SAY: More than 50 things to do in Gladstone this break

Gladstone local sends poem and alphabetised list of activities to do in town.

Building your prosperity through property

People like investing in something they understand - everyone lives in a property - plus you can see, touch and perhaps even drive past the asset you own.

The three simple investing principles you have to know

Gladstone businesses need free rent and rates

Colourful new garden beds have been layed down along Goondoon St in Gladstone's city centre.

Business creates business, put 15 shops back in the main street ...

Labor energy boss argues 'renewables now best for bills'

Within a day of our plan's release, wholesale energy futures prices plunged 10% in Queensland, which the Energy Users Association of Australia said is "providing real benefit and a ray of hope for all energy users”.

They're ignoring what everyone in the energy market knows

OPINION: Fixation with coal starting to look like socialism

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison pictured holding a piece of coal during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, in February.

Honestly, what is up with our politicians' preoccupation with coal?

How to stop losing 'easy' sales

15/07/02 110966 Building industry, tradesmans toolbelt. Photo Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

There are things you can do to stop losing easy sales

MJ on Sat'day: Our daggy main drag

RUN DOWN: Businesses and shops in Goondoon St could use a facelift.

Telling it like it is in Gladstone.

App helping women achieve orgasm

EMMA Watson uses it. And so do many Aussie women. This is the app that’s increasing female pleasure. WARNING: Adult content.

New technology has potential to help 1.2 million Australians

While rare in children, macular degeneration affects about 1.2 million Australians.

For six-year-old Sora Wong everyday tasks are a challenge

premium_icon Speeds ‘10-times’ faster than NBN

You may not realise it but these cables run underneath the light rail tracks.

In an Australian first, council has built its own fibre network

How safe is your Face ID with Apple's iPhone X?

The first buyer of an iPhone X, Mazen Kourouche, took a selfie inside the Apple store in Sydney this morning (Picture: Saeed Khan/AFP).

Release of iPhone X poses no questions for security of identity