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Daily Archives: September 16, 2021

Pocketable PCs hold their own for work and play

Many of us have long since ditched bulky desktop computers for more portable laptops. But in the era of hot-desking, working from home and remote learning, we’re likely to be plugging those laptops into external screens and keyboards rather than using the built-in ones. Which is why the current climate …

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As it happened: Market declines for second week with ASX down 0.8%

That’s all folks, thanks for your company and comments today. Get our wrap of the day on the markets, breaking business news and expert opinion delivered to your inbox each afternoon. Sign up for The Sydney Morning Herald‘s here and The Age’s here. Credit Suisse analysts believe Wesfarmers isn’t just …

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Ex-employer of GameStop saga star ‘Roaring Kitty’ fined

“As far as MassMutual is concerned, they were obviously totally at fault for not supervising him,” William Galvin, secretary of the commonwealth, said in an interview. “I mean, it was beyond a small matter of negligence. It was complete and thorough.” ‘As far as MassMutual is concerned, they were obviously …

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China’s nightmare Evergrande scenario is an uncontrolled crash

Contagion risk was on full display on Thursday. Chinese junk-bond yields jumped to an 18-month high and shares of real estate companies plunged after Evergrande had its credit rating downgraded and requested a trading halt in its onshore bonds. Some banks in China appear to be hoarding yuan at the …

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Big Oil boss warns of high energy prices ‘for a long time’

The world is facing high energy prices for the foreseeable future as oil and natural gas producers resist the urge to drill again, according to Chevron’s top executive. “There are things that are interfering with market signals right now that we haven’t seen before. Eventually things work out, but eventually …

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‘Drawing a line’: Victoria to oppose special payments for coal plants

In August Mr Taylor said any mechanism design would be technology neutral and open to any form of dispatchable power. Ms D’Ambrosio’s intervention also sets up a robust discussion for next week, when all state and territory energy ministers are scheduled to discuss the next design steps for such a …

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We need to protect our future generations

Scott Morrison has gratefully grasped an idea to take Australia’s mind off the COVID-19 debacle. He appears to believe that sharing the expense of patrolling Asia, with the US and UK, with nuclear-powered submarines will do the trick. Take care, Prime Minister. The Australian submarine fleet has been a white …

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Your Daily Horoscope for Friday, September 17

Cancer June 22-July 22 You’re usually a giver but over the next few weeks get used to receiving! The stars are showing you with gifts and generosity, particularly in the form of help on the home front. You could receive some sort of windfall, a gift, may be the recipient …

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Target Time and Superquiz, Friday, September 17

TARGET TIME Credit: Find words of four letters or more. Every word must include the centre letter and each letter is used once only. Find at least one nine-letter word. No colloquial or foreign words, capitalised nouns, apostrophes or hyphens. No verbs or plural words ending in “s”. Solution list …

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As it happened: Australia-US nuclear submarine deal to counter China, NSW records 1351 new COVID cases, Victoria records 514

Good evening and thank you for reading our live coverage of the day’s events. If you are just joining us now, here’s what you need you know: Australia will acquire its first fleet of nuclear-powered submarines as part of a historic defence pact with the US and the UK, aimed …

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