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Energy companies launch industry charter to win back consumers’ trust

“It will help drive greater accountability and new thinking,” he said. Loading The charter has five main principles – improving culture to put the customer first; improving energy affordability; improving sustainability; improving the customer experience and providing more support for vulnerable customers. As part of the charter, Energy Consumers Australia …

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Tesla’s profits disappoint, fuelling doubts about its grand ambitions

“Last year was the most pivotal year in Tesla’s history,” Musk and Tesla finance chief Deepak Ahuja wrote in a note to investors. “Our growth opportunities are massive.” In April, tweeting a retort to doubts over Tesla’s financial survival (“boring (sigh)”), Musk had assured the world that Tesla would be …

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Peter Jackson making new documentary of Beatles’ Let It Be

“It’s simply an amazing historical treasure-trove,” he said. “Sure, there’s moments of drama – but none of the discord this project has long been associated with.” For Jackson, the Beatles movie marks another turn to documentaries after his recent They Shall Not Grow Old, a film that brings World War …

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Pharma exec gave doctor a lap dance to get him to prescribe drugs

But Insys, prosecutors say, increased its bottom line by getting doctors to write “off-label” prescriptions for other types of patients who didn’t need the drug. It was all in the name of profit, prosecutors said. According to the New York Times, “a single patient using the drug can produce six …

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‘El Chapo’ decided ‘who lives and who dies’ as drug boss, US jury told

New York: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was someone who decided “who lives and who dies,” a prosecutor said in closing arguments in the accused Mexican drug kingpin’s trial in the United States. Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, right, is escorted by soldiers and marines to a waiting helicopter, …

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‘Completely unacceptable’: Rocks hurled through train driver’s window

“No one goes to work to be in harm’s way. It’s completely unacceptable,” she said on 3AW radio. The incident comes months after a Melbourne truck driver was forced to swerve into an emergency lane on the Western Highway, after a 12kg rock was thrown through his windscreen by a …

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Apple punishes Facebook over app that paid users to hand over data

“We designed our Enterprise Developer Program solely for the internal distribution of apps within an organisation,” Apple said. “Facebook has been using their membership to distribute a data-collecting app to consumers, which is a clear breach of their agreement with Apple.” Loading TechCrunch broke news of Facebook’s app on Wednesday, …

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Man and woman charged after spate of armed robberies in Melbourne’s north-west

A man and a woman have been charged following a spate of armed robberies in Melbourne’s north-west, including an alleged attempt to steal from a St Albans pokies venue before a heroic punter stepped in. Police say the series of incidents took place over the last five years at gaming …

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‘Tax the rich’: one man’s hard truth comments at Davos go viral

But his was the sickest burn. “This is my first time at Davos and I find it quite a bewildering experience to be honest,” he said. “I mean, 1500 private jets flown in to hear David Attenborough speak about how we’re wrecking the planet. “I hear people talking the language …

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Russians leaked Mueller probe evidence online, prosecutors say

In February 2018, Mueller indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies with allegations of tampering in 2016 to support then-Republican candidate Donald Trump. In all, 34 people have pleaded guilty, been indicted or otherwise swept up in the broader inquiry. A view of a business centre building known as the …

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