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‘Feel like a bad person’: Facebook staff lamented ‘unethical’ practices

The company’s ultimate goal should be “to increase sharing back into Facebook,” he added. In later messages, Zuckerberg also argued against giving competing companies access to other Facebook services. Some employees bristled at the decisions. In December 2012, one staffer wrote: “That feels unethical somehow … It just makes me …

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There are more billionaires than ever, but fortunes took a hit in 2018

More billionaires walk the earth than ever before, with their ranks surging 40 per cent in five years, new research shows. The world’s 2,100 billionaires saw their fortunes swell 34.5 per cent from 2013 to 2018, to $US8.5 trillion ($12.4 trillion), according to UBS’s 2019 Billionaire Insights report released on …

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‘OK boomer’? Instead of a generational war, let’s fight the rich!

Of course, I would dismiss generations: I’m a Gen Xer, and our whole thing is rejecting labels. On the other hand, I might be a boomer, because lately I’ve been nursing a crazy conspiracy theory about generational analysis: I think it’s a plot by The Man to keep us from …

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Trump says he hasn’t agreed to roll back tariffs on Chinese goods

He said China wanted to make a deal more than he did, adding that the US tariffs were generating “billions” for US coffers. “I’m very happy right now. We’re taking in billions of dollars,” he said. US stocks dipped after Trump’s comments, and the US dollar fell against the yen, …

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Renewed trade deal doubts clip global stock rally, oil wavers

“I’m less convinced that we’re headed for a durable trade peace with China,” he said. “It’s very difficult of course to forecast what this administration will or will not agree to, but it’s going to be hard to keep the peace going into an election year,” Smart said. “People are …

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Big boots to fill as private equity sizes up RM Williams

“For the man who can appreciate quality,” reads a 1966 RM Williams catalogue.Credit: What you see is what you get Williams himself first started making boots out of an Adelaide shed in 1932, and their unique no-lace construction saw them quickly become popular with farmers and stockmen. Business boomed throughout …

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‘Deadly combination’: insurance giant under fire over spam email campaign

It offers payouts of up to $15,000 with premiums paid annually, and promises fast payouts, usually within 24 hours of lodging a completed claim. The Australian Spam Act prohibits sending unsolicited commercial electronic messages. Some of the recipients of the emails who have raised concerns with The Age and The …

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After the attacks: Melbourne comes to grips with post-terrorism world

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size For 65 years Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar in Bourke Street has been the ground zero of Melbourne’s celebrated cafe culture. The home of one of Australia’s first espresso machines, it introduced a city of instant coffee drinkers to the joy of a frothy …

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Embrace the cracks: Self-reflection teaches us valid lessons

If it remained on the sporting field it can be entertaining. Unfortunately those same weakness spotting skills are shared with tricksters, shysters and shonks who search out weaknesses and exploit them to control others. PuppetCredit:Kerrie Leishman The world of career and self-development is not immune to this. Sadly there are …

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