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Why the next Apple will be a food company

The IPCC says methane traps 84 times as much heat as carbon dioxide over its first two decades, and 28 times as much over a century. This is a sobering thought if you think we are close to a tipping point where an unstoppable feedback loop takes hold. Loading A …

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Wall Street shoots higher on trade optimism

“But we won’t know until the end of next week,” he said, and, “there has been a lack of specifics.” Optimism on the trade front and dovish signals from the US Federal Reserve have driven the recent gains and left indexes well above their lows of December, when the market …

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The mysterious 8,500 per cent stock gain attracting big names (and big questions)

DYF’s curious surge adds to a long list of extreme, unexplained stock swings that have threatened to dent Hong Kong’s reputation as one of the world’s premier financial markets. It also shows how, thanks to the growing popularity of passive investment strategies, such episodes increasingly involve global money. Multibillion-dollar funds …

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‘Rare event’ repeat: Overhead Tullamarine Freeway sign falls again

A spokesman for toll operator Transurban said the gantry identifier above the centre median fell onto the grass near Bell Street with no damage to vehicles. Loading “This is clearly unacceptable and our crews worked through the night to physically inspect all gantry identifiers on CityLink installed as part of …

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$22b stock rout: One of the biggest companies in the world is facing an existential crisis

“The cost-cutting mentality is coming back to bite them,” said Ken Shea, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. “They need to get their house in order.” Investment thesis When Kraft Heinz was created, analysts wondered where the growth would come with a suite of aging brands, which also includes Jell-O and …

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Man dead, another fighting for life after car slams into parked truck

A young man is dead and another fighting for his life after a car crashed into a truck parked on the wrong side of the road in the early hours of Saturday morning. One man is dead and another fighting for life after car slammed into parked truck in Reservoir.Credit:Nine …

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Taking a natural approach to battling memory loss

“I believe there is always something we can do to improve their health condition, even if they have been diagnosed with dementia.” Hallinan owns a natural therapy practice called Smart Brain Health Centre, which focuses on helping people with mood and memory problems. Hallinan has more than a decade’s experience …

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Ben Quilty on the burden of being Australia’s artist from central casting

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Ben Quilty has officially retired from competitive sport. At 45, after almost four decades at the crease, on the baseline and on the field, he’s hung up his boots, retired his racquet and bat. Seven months ago in the NSW Southern Highlands, …

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Not emu-sed: Filming Australia’s wildlife and its challenges

After months of research we headed into the field, starting with a quest to find nesting emus. We knew male emus tend the eggs, barely moving over an eight-week incubation. Surely we could find a male on his nest? National park rangers alerted us to emus they believed had begun …

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