Finance

More than 97,000 homes could get better broadband and mobile deals in consumer action

More than 97,000 homes could be in line for a better home broadband and mobile data plan after banding together to demand a special deal from iPrimus.

In a 9Saver NBN & Mobile Campaign, Aussies homes subscribed to 9Saver (part-owned by this website) can take out an unlimited broadband, unlimited local and national calls and 18GB of mobile data for just $105 a month – or they can take out the offers separately.

Some consumers may be able to save hundreds by switching from higher-priced mobile, ADSL & NBN plans.

Banks misconduct driven by greed: Hayne



The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 26.4 points, or 0.43 per cent, at 6207.6 points at 4.15pm on Friday, while the broader All Ordinaries index was 26.2 points, or 0.42 per cent, higher at 6325.5 points.

The SPI200 futures index was up 20 points, or 0.32 per cent, at 6190.0 while the Australian dollar was buying 72.17 US cents, down from 72.26 on Thursday.

All four big banks surged in share price immediately after the interim report was released. Commonwealth Bank had the biggest jump, increasing by 1.89c in 35 minutes.

SEC sues Elon Musk for fraud and seeks to bar him from leading a company

Elon Musk and Tesla have been sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for fraud over the company’s aborted plans to take the electric car company private.

The move could potentially lead to Musk being banned from leading a public company, or fines for him and the company. Shares of the automaker fell more than 4% in after hours trading Thursday once the news had broken.

UK government urged not to bury nuclear waste under national parks

The National Trust and 18 other conservation groups have urged ministers to rule out burying nuclear waste below national parks as fears grow that the Lake District is being eyed as a potential site.

In January, the government restarted its attempt to find a community willing to host such a facility after a previous search collapsed five years ago. Ministers have refused to exclude national parks from the process.

The green groups argued putting a nuclear dump under a national park would threaten the £6bn spent by millions of visitors.