Virgin Mobile research claims we're afraid of data limits

WE are a nation that is hungry for data, with nearly half of Australians agreeing they simply could not go about their daily life without smartphone data.

Low energy prices edged European markets lower overnight

NOT BLOWN OVER YET: The backer of a wind farm at Dalveen plans to take the Southern Downs Regional Council to court over its refusal of the plan.

Meanwhile, the US market remains on edge

Franking credits: From little things, big investments grow

Small franking credits can improve your life after retirement

Five steps to help you have $1m saved by the time you retire

Here are five levers to give you control of your retirement savings

Daniel's desperate search for work: 542 job applications

Daniel is looking for a job and was seen holding this sign in Marcoola. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

The 26-year-old is still holding a sign on the side of the road

Rail freight hub CEO tells the Government to 'man up'

Interlink SQ is in the process of building a $235m rail station

India chooses electricity and economics over emissions goals

Hard at work. Photo Kelly Butterworth / CQ News

India is at a crossroads for its electricity industry

City business woman awarded top honour

BIG WIN: Kaitlyn Moore won a gong at this year’s National Association of Women in Construction Awards.

Kaitlyn More building a name for herself in male-dominated industry

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Housing loans make a comeback as dollar strengthens

THE number of home loans for owner-occupiers rose a solid 2.9% in August, following a revised 0.3% decline in July.

AIG Construction Index lost pace in September

Council officers are looking to encourage homeowners to subdivide their blocks of land, by providing discounts on headworks.

AIG construction index fall doesn't bode well for industry

Want a pay rise? Not likely, says company study

Workers expect pay rises, but don't always get them: report

Your reaction: 30% deposit will put you out of the market

More Fraser Coast residents are defaulting on their mortgage payments.

NAB will ask for a 30% deposit for home loans, following ANZs lead.

Commodities tank as stock market sheds $41b in one morning

A commodities wipeout has brought BHP below $22

Weaker industrial profits out of China weigh on markets

The city of Shanghai

China's industrial performance has markets worried

ABS puts Australia's population at 23 million as of March

A section of the near-capacity Clive Berghofer Stadium crowd at last Saturday night's Reds and Blues trial match.

Here's the new figure to quote when asked Australia's population

Dan’s lightbulb moment: Search led to business revolution

DANIAL Ahchow was looking for a cleaner. What he found was a revolutionary business model.

Facebook Dislike button arrives — in the form of six emoji

Facebook Dislike button arrives in the form of six reaction emoji

Microsoft unveils new Surface Book to rival Apple

Microsoft Surface Book

Tech giant announces new Lumia, Microsoft Band and Xbox offers

Things Prettygreat for Luke after Fruit Ninja success

Luke Muscat, left with the other founders of Prettygreat Phil Larsen and Hugh Walters.

MACLEAN game developer Luke Muscat enjoys more success.

A brief history of capital gains tax on your family home

JUDGING by emails I receive, capital gains tax on the family home is causing a lot of confusion.

Identity theft on the rise – take greater care

Paul Clitheroe

Be on your wits so online shopping doesn't become identity theft

WATERCOOLER: How's the economy? Is it better or worse now?

Hard to read, even harder to manage – the Australian economy.

Hoarding cash doesn't work

Paul Clitheroe

There are serial hoarders of cash out there, all making a bad choice

How the talk of tax reform will pan out

Noel Whittaker

Tax reform is back on the table, and the talk will be predictable

Your super statement is arriving - heed it well

Noel Whittaker

Your super statement is arriving - heed it well

Interest-only loans can prove costly

Paul Clitheroe

Interest-only loans can prove costly

Review: World of Warships

WORLD of Warships is the last and the most ambitious of the three "World Of" titles from Belarusian outfit Wargaming.

Apple TV, bigger iPad, new iPhone 6s unveiled

The all-new Apple TV features a Siri remote which can also be used for gaming.

Apple TV features voice control, Siri Remote and new tvOS

MediPen: We tried out the UK’s first legal cannabis vape

MediPen: We tried out the UK’s first legal cannabis vape

Why taking your Samsung to bed makes good SleepSense

Samsung SleepSense

Electronics giant unveils new type of personal healthcare device

Samsung comes 'full circle' with new Gear 2 smartwatch

Gear S2 offers 3G connectivity and first-ever e-SIM with voice

The man who sold Minecraft says it's made him miserable

Minecraft creator Markus Persson said he has never felt more alone

The man who sold Minecraft says it's made him miserable