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The new MAGA: Tech’s big four defy pandemic to form trillion-dollar club

In February, the President said: “Four trillion-dollar companies: Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft. You have Made America Great Again. The trillion-dollar club.” While their shares have surged – as have other so-called “Fang” stocks including Netflix and Facebook – most have also torn up guidance. This means investors do not know …

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Seoul mayor found dead hours after being reported missing

News reports say one of Park’s secretaries had lodged a complaint with police on Wednesday night over alleged sexual harassment. Kim Ji-hyeong, a Seoul Metropolitan Government official, said Park did not come to work on Thursday for unspecified reasons and had cancelled all of his schedule, including a meeting with …

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Supreme Court rules Manhattan district attorney can obtain Trump’s tax returns

“Two hundred years ago, a great jurist of our Court established that no citizen, not even the President, is categorically above the common duty to produce evidence when called upon in a criminal proceeding,” the court said. “We reaffirm that principle today.” Trump was furious about the decision, sending out …

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In tears, WHO chief blasts ‘lack of leadership and solidarity’ during pandemic

Australia and the European Union spearheaded the push for an independent inquiry into the origins and response to the outbreak. The probe is expected to examine China’s handling of the disease and whether the WHO and other organisations did enough to stop its rapid spread earlier this year. The highly …

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Law firm apologises for ‘letting down’ parents of MH17 crash victim

But LHD Lawyers and the class action’s barristers told the court in mid-2018 it lacked jurisdiction to rule on the couple’s claim because, in the lawyers’ view, Fatima was not an Australian resident. Aerospace Engineer Fatima Dyczynski, who died on board flight MH17. This “concession” was made without the couple’s …

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Independent school settles court case after expelling student with autism

That support included strategies to help her calm down when she was triggered, such as time-outs and breathing techniques. The case was settled on Thursday before going to trial, with The Lakes Christian College agreeing it would take into account the need for disability awareness training at the school. The …

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Crime curiosity led to following her passions

“I’m pretty sure I was the only eight-year-old in my neighbourhood with their own magnifying glass and dusting kit.” In 1996, the opportunity to apply for a researcher’s position for the program Australia’s Most Wanted in Sydney came up and Justine threw her hat into the ring. Her early interest …

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Give a bit of respect to Dean Pay, it’s time to end the silence of the Dogs

Do the people spreading this stuff have themselves or their beloved club at heart? You have to wonder. Canterbury have always been riven with internal politics, but some of the machinations of late prompts one influential figure to offer this: “We’re starting to look like the old Parramatta”. Under the …

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Repaying uni fees for decades: the burden on generation COVID

The stale debate about helping “elite” students belongs to a bygone age. About 40 per cent of Year 12 students now go to university, compared to 15 per cent in the 1970s. The recession is likely to increase that ratio as young Australians choose education over unemployment – a trend …

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‘Master-servant’: McLennan whacks New Zealand Super Rugby plan

“If we’re building up to the [2023] World Cup and rebuilding Australian rugby we need the maximum amount of teams in the competition, including our friends at the Force. “From what I’ve heard, the Super Rugby clubs on both sides of the Tasman have been speaking and I hear they …

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