Homebase sales plunge 20% after ‘beast from the east’ froze garden sales | Business

Sales at Homebase plummeted 20% in March as the “beast from the east” added to the woes of the Australian-owned DIY chain. Perth-based Wesfarmers said the cold snap had played havoc with demand for plants and garden furniture, resulting in a fresh setback for the struggling chain. The dire March …

Google, Apple and Caterpillar stocks plunge, Dow Jones sinks 425 points

Google, Apple and Caterpillar stocks plunge, Dow Jones sinks 425 points

Updated April 25, 2018 08:51:45 Wall Street finished its day sharply lower, with a broad sell-off in nearly every sector — particularly materials, technology and industrials. Markets at 7:25am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures -0.6pc, ASX 200 (Tuesday’s close) +0.6pc at 5,922 AUD: 76.01 US cents, 54.35 British pence, 62.13 …

Hart family crash: No skid marks, signs of braking in fatal California SUV plunge

Hart family crash: No skid marks, signs of braking in fatal California SUV plunge

Updated April 02, 2018 15:31:53 Photo: There were no brake or skid marks where the SUV left the road. (AP: Alvin Jornada/The Press Democrat) Related Story: Family famous for emotional protest photo believed dead in cliff crash The cliffside plunge that killed a Washington state family riding in an SUV …

Global markets plunge as China reacts to Trump’s steel tariffs | Business

Global markets have dropped sharply after China retaliated against Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium, fuelling fears of an all-out trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Hours after the US president announced moves to tackle what he believes are unfair trade practices, China signalled …