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Woman killed in high-speed crash outside Southland shopping centre

The blue BMW sedan was torn into two pieces after hitting a pole just before 5.30am.Credit:Darrian Taynor The crash site is on the southbound side of the highway, with all lanes of traffic in both directions closed due to the amount of debris across the road. Some northbound and southbound …

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‘It’s not that exciting anymore’: how Bitcoin turned boring

The words Bitcoin and boring have rarely been uttered in the same breath. But after a dizzying rally, a gut-wrenching crash and near-constant ups and downs over the past two years, the cryptocurrency did something strange in recent weeks: it stayed relatively still. Apathy takes over: Bitcoin has traded in …

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Teenager fighting for life after level crossing crash in Victoria’s east

A teenage boy is fighting for life in a Melbourne hospital after the car he was travelling collided with a V/Line train in Bairnsdale. Police said the Melbourne-bound train had just left the station platform when it hit the silver Mercedes station wagon, with two teenagers inside, about 6.30pm on …

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Wall Street falls, yields gain on jobs data

The report pushed longer-dated US Treasury yields higher, with the 10-year note touching 3.248 per cent. That piled more pressure on US stocks, which are trading near record-high levels, raising concerns about valuations in the pricier names with the corporate earnings reporting season on tap. Loading After the data, interest …

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This man has $284m waiting for him if he can turn slumping company around

General Electric’s new boss could receive $US21.3 million ($30.2 million) in annual compensation and earn shares worth more than $US200 million ($284 million) – but only if he manages to reverse the company’s deep stock slump. That already looks like a decent bet. Larry Culp has a lot riding on …

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‘I have lost 30 years of my life savings’: Tesla investors rage at Musk as tweet sends shares falling

The lawsuit threatened to pull Tesla and Musk into a long drawn-out fight that could have undermined the company’s operations and ability to raise capital. In the settlement that was announced over the weekend, Tesla and Musk instead agreed to pay $US20 million ($28 million) each to the regulator while …

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Stars get set to mount a rally for Shoals at The Everest

Thorpe became known for his honesty about a very public struggle with mental health – he checked into rehab after being found disoriented on a Sydney street in 2014 – and has been working with cricketer Shane Watson, coaching executive teams who are underperforming, special forces personnel and elite athletes, and …

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Why so many businesses are behaving badly

First, he says, meeting customer needs may not be the main way companies succeed. On the supply side, markets and economies are driven by the desire of firms to earn and grow profits. (On the demand side, markets are driven by the self-interest of consumers seeking the best deal they …

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Turn, turn and turn again: The designer with the illusionist’s gift

Poking and prodding here and there, Lee applies himself to the positioning of pockets while his assistants hover, together with members of the Opera House’s uniform team. Every modification he makes has to be run past dozens of pairs of eyeballs: this is design by committee, a potentially fraught and …

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Dicey Topics: William Shatner talks money, religion and bodies

What did you study? My father said, “Why don’t you study business, and then you’ll be equipped when you go into business with me?” He had a small men’s clothing factory. I graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Sounds like a very sensible career …

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