Firefighters prepare to start a backfire operation ahead of the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, California.

Western states scrambling for more firefighters

Aug 21, 2015
Wildfires are burning in 10 states, exhausting resources and manpower.
Posted In: wildfires, West, Australia, New Zealand, prisons

Toyota will stop making cars in Australia by 2017

Feb 10, 2014
A grim domino effect for car manufacturing in Australia.
Posted In: Toyota, Australia, car manufacturing

Australia to Archer Daniels Midland: No

Nov 29, 2013
The Australian government blocks the American food-processing giant from acquiring Australia's biggest grain distributor
Posted In: Australia, Agriculture, farming, Food

Debt ceiling debate goes down under

Oct 23, 2013
Australia's debt ceiling debate didn't look too much like America's.
Posted In: Australia, debt ceiling

Australians ahead of the curve when it comes to moving health care to the digital world

Oct 3, 2013
In Australia, digital medical records and other health care technologies have been in place for years.
Posted In: ACA, health care, Obamacare, health exchanges, digital medical records, Australia, World Health Organization

What the U.S. could learn from Australia's student loan program

Jul 1, 2013
Bruce Chapman, economist at the Australian National University in Canberra discusses Australia's “study now/pay later” student loan formula.
Posted In: Australia, student loan, student debt, student loan debt, higher education

Australia's economy: The wonder down under

May 28, 2013
Why Australia is happy and booming.
Posted In: Australia

Ford calls it quits in Australia

May 23, 2013
Ford Motor Company is calling it quits in Australia, after a nearly 90-year run. The U.S. automaker says it will shut down its two factories down under and halt production in 2016.
Posted In: Ford, Australia, Auto, cars

Chinese customers stockpile Australian baby formula

Jan 10, 2013
Supermarkets and pharmacies in Australia are reporting a shortage of the baby formula Karicare due to stockpiling by Chinese customers.
Posted In: Australia, China, food safety, baby

Tobacco packaging laws could hurt Australian retailers

Dec 3, 2012
Over the weekend, the world’s most restrictive packaging law for cigarettes went into effect in Australia. All tobacco products in the country must now be sold in the same generic package, covered with images of diseases caused by smoking.
Posted In: cigarettes, Australia