Columinst Noel Whittaker helps readers with their financial conundrums.
Hamish Rutherford Fletcher Building shares have been placed in a trading halt at the company's request, as the construction giant considers the financial performance of one of its key business units.
Caitlin Fitzsimmons The Morgan-Conley family doesn't own a car, but they're going against the tide.
Darren Gray An American law firm based in Seattle has filed a class action lawsuit against Rio Tinto over the giant miner's failed investment in a Mozambique coal project which cost Rio billions of dollars.
Sarah Turner and Patrick Commins Shares are in a holding pattern as banks continue to ease ahead of their earnings results, while the Productivity Commission makes some bold calls on how to boost the economy.
Eryk Bagshaw, Conal Hanna Professionals, including lawyers famous for their long hours, have been pipped for overtime by real estate agents and others in the hiring business.
Chris Weston Local stocks are expected to open modestly lower, with little inspiration from overseas markets.
Elizabeth Knight Solomon Lew is set to use his 10.8 per cent stake in Myer to not only vote against against the appointment of three Myer directors but also the pay package for chief executive Richard Umbers.
Daryl Dixon Gearing to buy speculative investments at the best of times involves considerable risks because of margin calls as share prices decline.
John Collett The price of Bitcoin rose by another $US500 this week after breaching $US5000 last week, making investors huge fortunes. But those who have seen their fair share of booms and busts are scratching their heads.