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Wall Street tumbles as ‘Tariff Man’ Trump throws markets into a tizzy

“Clearly there’s potential for further downside,” said Steve Chiavarone, a portfolio manager with Federated Investors. “For markets to really rebound, I now need positive clarity on China, Mexico, politics in general and the Fed’s probably going to have to do something. That’s an awful lot to ask for.” The 10-year …

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Cardi B makes court appearance over New York strip club melee

New York: Cardi B has made a court appearance in a case stemming from a fight at a New York strip club. The Grammy-winning rapper appeared somber and did not speak during Friday’s hearing. She is due back in court on August 9. Prosecutors said they would present the case …

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In the Instagram age, if it’s not worth sharing, it’s not worth eating

As a result, meals at fashionable places now pop with colour and symmetry. They must be plated up with precision. They dazzle visually. Stews and mushroom soups? Too brown. Mashed potatoes and scrambled eggs? Too sloppy. It’s a great era for colourful fruits and shapely vegetables. Boring meats are arrayed …

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AustralianSuper’s Ian Silk ‘staggered’ at $16b inflows

But he said the trend had contiuned this year, despite the royal commission coming to an end, with inflows in some months outstripping what it saw last year. Loading Mr Silk said the $16 billion in new money coming into the fund was an increase of roughly 90 per cent compared …

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Two of Us: ‘To be in Kylie’s orbit is like being in a tsunami of love’

After leaving hospital, I went food shopping and reached for something Nell had craved during her pregnancy. I realised I didn’t need that anymore and started crying. We were devastated at losing Lucky but determined to get through. Nell said, “We must never lose that love that made Lucky.” Our …

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Dicey Topics: Martin Benn talks bodies, death and money

What was the appeal of cookbooks generally? I was just drawn to cooking. I always had this passion for cooking things, like Sunday lunch with my mum, rustling around and making desserts and sweets. I’d see these covers of these books and I’d get really excited. I had a little …

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Spotlight: Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other…

Talk about a brilliantly simple business idea: invite paying customers to bring their tipple of choice to your art studio, sit them down in front of a blank canvas, choose a subject – anything from a daffodil to the Sydney Harbour Bridge – and encourage them to paint to their …

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Foreign Correspondence: The evolution of brunch – Australia v the US

Places which offered bottomless mimosas were especially appealing. The sparkling wine could have been Sprite; it was the feeling of abandon which we were after. In Chicago, Bloody Marys are the brunch beverage of choice. (They’re healthy because of the tomatoes.) The city has some of the coldest winters in …

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Listen: Down the rabbit hole in pursuit of Emitt Rhodes and psychedelic pop

LISTEN The Emitt Rhodes Recordings (1969-1973): CD/Spotify The Emitt Rhodes Recordings (1969-1973).Credit:Archive I’m a music critic and a music nerd, but occasionally I find a gaping hole in my knowledge. This happened a couple of weeks ago while using the Discovery function on Spotify, which spews out a weekly personal …

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