The Seattle coffee giant has sent letters to hundreds of stores offering a three-week window to start negotiations.
The manufacturing sector remains buoyant but the good times are unlikely to last as labour and material shortages start to bite.
The value of the US dollar has been on a tear for more than a year against major currencies around the world.
The federal government recorded a better-than-expected $32 billion budget deficit, but the treasurer warns the boost to the bottom line is only temporary.
Chinese leaders are trying to prop up economic growth without big stimulus spending that might push up debt and housing costs.
The consumer watchdog has been ordered to watch the petrol market for price gouging when a temporary tax cut comes to an end.
The world’s second most valuable cryptocurrency after bitcoin has effectively eliminated the energy-intensive task of ”mining” new coins on its blockchain.
Home Affairs Minister Claire O’Neil has told how Optus has failed Australians in a scathing attack on the telco giant in federal parliament.