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Vertical Neighbourhood Watch | CBD News

Neighbourhood Watch is about neighbours looking out for neighbours, but can this work in our vertical villages? There’s long been debate over what to call our inner-city locales of the CBD, Docklands and Southbank. Are we districts, precincts or can we claim the title of “neighbourhoods”? Of late, there has been a definite trend towards … Read more

Dow down nearly 500 points as Fed decision looms over market

U.S. stocks finished lower on Tuesday as Treasury yields climbed and traders appeared skittish about opening new long positions ahead of the conclusion of the Federal Reserve’s September policy meeting. What happened The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.01% dropped 313.45 points, or 1%, to close at 30,706.23, after falling nearly 550 points earlier in … Read more

Rental providers beware! | CBD News

In March 2021, the Victorian Government passed the most significant changes to rental laws in living history.   According to Consumers Affairs Victoria, the “changes were introduced to expand the rights and responsibilities of renters and rental providers (landlords) and will make renting in Victoria fairer and safer”. The legislation ensures rental providers meet the minimum … Read more

Woman charged after two people allegedly stabbed in the CBD

Brendan Rees | 21st September, 2022 A 28-year-old woman has been charged with a string of offences after two alleged stabbings occurred in the CBD on September 8. Victoria Police said emergency services responded to reports of a stabbing during an attempted armed robbery at the intersection of Flinders and Downie streets about 5pm. Shortly … Read more

Food prices see highest increase since 1979 — and this key staple is up nearly 40% on last year

Food prices continued to rise in August, putting pressure on lower- and middle-income households in particular.  The cost of food for home preparation were up 13.5% as compared with August 2021, the highest rate of growth since March 1979, government data show. The annual rise in the U.S. consumer price index was 8.3% in August. … Read more

Marijuana Retail Licenses in New York Are Going First to Those Convicted of Drug Crimes

New York regulators want people who were affected by marijuana criminalization to get the first licenses to sell recreational pot in the state, an effort to redress what they see as the harms of the drug war and to prevent large companies from dominating the market. New York isn’t the first state to try to … Read more

Walmart, Target Urge Lawmakers to Pass Bill Taking Aim at Visa, Mastercard Fees

More than 1,600 merchants including Walmart Inc. WMT -0.22% and Target Corp. TGT -0.52% are urging U.S. lawmakers to pass legislation that aims to break the hold that Visa Inc. V -0.13% and Mastercard Inc. MA 0.13% have over the credit-card market. The bill, which Sen. Richard Durbin (D., Ill.) and Sen. Roger Marshall (R., … Read more

London pre-open: Stocks to recover as investors eye US retail sales – ShareCast

London pre-open: Stocks to recover as investors eye US retail sales  ShareCast 5 things to watch on the FTSE 350 on Thursday | The Motley Fool UK  Motley Fool UK Banks, miners lift London’s FTSE 100 after sharp selloff  Reuters FTSE 100 follows US markets and opens higher  Proactive 5 things to watch on the FTSE 350 on Wednesday … Read more

California Sues Amazon, Alleging Antitrust Violations Inflated Prices and Stifled Competition

Attorney General Rob Bonta said his office had filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court seeking to halt Amazon policies he said prevent merchants from offering lower prices through competitors’ websites. The suit is the result of an investigation that began in early 2020, Mr. Bonta said. SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS How do you expect … Read more

Coming to a mall near you: outdoor movies, live music, exhibitions

West Edmonton Mall’s Soundwave electronica dance party draws thousands of revelers. Brand exposure can be as valuable as sales, say experts.West Edmonton Mall/Twitter On a recent day this summer, visitors to Canada’s major malls may have been entertained by some of the most ambitious events ever produced at these shopping centres. A Latin culture festival … Read more