Mubina Patanwala

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How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

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Indian budget: Prime minister Narendra Modi's government's first fiscal plan predicts economy about to take off

The Indian government has handed down its first full budget since prime minister Narendra Modi came to power last year promising to improve the …

China cuts interest rates on Saturday night as economy slows

by Angus Grigg and Lisa Murray<p>China cut interest rates, for the second time in three months, on Saturday night, in a surprise move just days after …

Buffett sets stage for buyback or dividends in 10 or 20 years

by Zachary Tracer and Noah Buhayar<p>Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway is sitting on about $US63 billion ($80 billion) in cash, told shareholders …

Seven more ways to lose money in property in 2015

<b>Last week I wrote a blog about</b> <b>four surefire ways to lose money in property</b> <b>and it must have struck a chord as tens of thousands of investors read it</b> …

'Gender should never decide who becomes CEO' of Berkshire Hathaway says Warren Buffett

In his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has transformed a failing textile company into a sprawling conglomerate that has …

Debt vs. Retirement: How Much To Put Toward Each

Recently, a good friend asked me a seemingly simple question: “Laura, does it make sense to save for retirement while also carrying debt?”<p>The answer, however, is anything but simple and depends on a number of different factors.<p>“A lot of people are trying to figure out, how do I balance multiple …

MH370: Warren Truss announces trial to improve aircraft tracking nearly a year after flight disappeared

Australia will take part in a joint trial to improve aircraft tracking in response to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 nearly a …