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‘No one wants to give in’: Despite warning signs, investors worry about missing out on a rally

This week, after traveling 91 points between a low of 2,801 on Monday and a high of 2,892 Thursday, the market finished the five sessions 0.8 per cent lower, even as Chinese equities fell for the fourth time. After closing at a four-month high on Monday, the Cboe Volatility Index …

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Wall Street falls as trade anxieties spike again

“The possibility of something weird happening over the weekend leads people to take money off the table as the week comes to a close,” he said. China added fuel to the fire of the increasingly rancorous trade war with the US, striking a more aggressive tone and suggesting further talks …

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Left for dead, bitcoin is back – and no one seems to know why

Now, the hype machine that fed the frenzy has kicked back into gear. Not even Friday’s spectacular plunge was enough to dent the enthusiasm on display at New York’s Blockchain Week, one of the industry’s biggest gatherings. The Winklevoss twins hawked crypto swag to promote their payment network. Fund manager …

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Tesla shares tumble as Musk promises ‘hardcore’ cost review, analyst sends Autopilot warning

Tesla shares recorded their lowest close in almost 2 1/2 years after Elon Musk called for a “hardcore” review of all the electric-car maker’s expenses and an analyst warned of potentially severe fallout from a fatal crash involving Autopilot. Elon Musk has promised a ‘;hardcore’ review of the company’s expenses. …

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Trump reaches trade breakthrough with neighbours, delays tariffs on cars

Trump still is hoping to use the threat of auto tariffs to pressure Japan and the European Union into making concessions in ongoing trade talks. “If agreements are not reached within 180 days, the president will determine whether and what further action needs to be taken,” White House press secretary …

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‘I have rage’: Melinda Gates on global health, inequality and her own privilege

A: There are absolutely people thinking about this. Then there are others who, no, they’re comfortable with how they act. But one of the reasons the Giving Pledge has been so important is that in some countries – in India, in China – we’re starting the discussion about philanthropy. [The …

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It was after acquiring the trappings of a normal adulthood that things began to unravel

Having since recovered, after taking my pills and walking the line for a while, I went with my friend Tom to a Sydney cafe where poets were set to read, to celebrate being well again. People were knitting at tables in the dim candlelight, drinking wine and facing a microphone. …

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Like it or not, influencers’ show-and-tell antics put planet at risk

Certain places have become so Instagram-famous, via geo-tagging, that their survival is threatened. A Canadian sunflower farm had to bar visitors after they damaged the crops. Yellowstone National Park is overrun with selfie-seeking visitors in search of bison for the perfect shot. (If you’d like to despair for humanity, search …

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Jennifer Byrne: ‘I still live a slightly rackety life’

What happened next? Our beautiful cameraman, who had the heart of a lion, broke out with shingles from stress. Now I look back, and they have since shot journalists who did what we did. I also recall being in Cambodia, towards the end of the [Khmer Rouge regime]. I got …

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‘You win no prizes for boring people’: TV networks shape up for election night coverage

Mr Dagan said the talent available at Network 10 helped them decide to cover Saturday’s poll. “It makes it easier to say, ‘How do we put our best foot forward here? How do we present an insightful and smart conversation on election day?'” he said. Hamish Macdonald, Sandra Sully and …

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