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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

How hot is too hot?

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

The storm made landfall early Friday morning.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

It will likely command a hefty price hike on a car that's already well over $400,000.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

Your muscles are ready to run, whether you like it or not.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

Spring is advancing much faster in northern areas than it is in southern areas throughout three migration routes.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

The smartwatch's new ECG function brings fitness trackers into real medical care.

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Popular Science Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:48 Source

No, just...no.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:45 Source

Better work from The Guardian today: Not a single lobbyist has been punished for breaching rules in the past five years – either federally, or in Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland or South Australia. Experts warn that the lack of enforcement leaves the sector to largely police itself, and that even if authorities took action they

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:44 Source

Party on RBA: International Economic Conditions Members commenced their discussion of the global economy by noting that GDP growth in most of Australia’s major trading partners had remained above trend. Monetary policy settings had continued to be accommodative in most economies, although a few central banks had become less accommodative as spare capacity was absorbed

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:36 Source

The Green Bond Pledge is an international declaration that all bonds financing long-term infrastructure and capital projects need to address environmental impacts and climate risk

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:30 Source

Yes, it’s border security Coalition style, via The Australian: Liberal Party heavyweight Scott Briggs — a close friend and ­political ally of Scott Morrison and a former professional colleague of new Immigration Minister David Coleman — is driving a bid to win a visa-­processing contract understood to be valued at up to $1 billion. …According

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:20 Source

Simec Atlantis- the Australian ocean energy company now part of Sanjeev Gupta's business empire - says new tidal power turbine will be largest of its type in the world.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:15 Source

By Leith van Onselen According to Melbourne Institute professor Mark Wooden, workers have little to complain about: Wages have far outstripped increased living costs over the past decade, rising 31 per cent against a 22 per cent lift in inflation, delivering real gains in living standards. Melbourne Institute professor Mark Wooden said that although consumer prices

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:11 Source

Two big coal and hydro plants did not cope well with the events caused by lightning strikes last month, but market operator pleased with South Australia emergency control plan that includes the Tesla big battery.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:01 Source

Solar becomes biggest contributor to South Australia grid in middle of the day, signalling the next phase of the state's transition to 100 per cent renewables.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:01 Source

Solar becomes biggest contributor to South Australia grid in middle of the day, signalling the next phase of the state's transition to 100 per cent renewables.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:01 Source

Solar becomes biggest contributor to South Australia grid in middle of the day, signalling the next phase of the state's transition to 100 per cent renewables.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:00 Source

Via CoreLogic comes the leading mortgage index, which continues to bounce but remains well below 2014 levels in trend terms: Total listings are the highest since 2012 though well below those levels, led by Sydney and Melbourne: Whereas prices continue to fall, now down 3.5% year-on-year: Full report here

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:45 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) passed the House of Representatives last night, thanks to Labor’s treacherous support. From SBS News: The coalition had the backing of Labor to pass the draft laws through the lower house on Monday, sparking fierce criticism from independent MP Bob Katter and Greens MP Adam Bandt. The

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:33 Source

I went twice today with no sign of arse blood. Yesterday must have been a mild now healed tear.We had a chat about rage fits in the car and it was pointed out rightly that a high emotional state can lead to distraction such as impaired vision from crying or being so lost in the anger you're not concentrating on the road.I had an across Canberra drive to do that night and on the way a roo darted to the side of the road but did not cross before me. I was watching it intently and on the reverse trip slowed to 60 with the high beams on where applicable lest it or the rest of the mob was around.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:30 Source

It’s the background buzz that never dies. Like a hot summer’s day in the bush, the cicadas thump their monotonous tune no matter what. Via the ABC: You know things are tough in the property market when a seasoned real estate agent sells his own family home and chooses to rent instead. Greg Rossen has

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:10 Source

The scale and speed of change needed on sustainability means many and perhaps most of today’s major old companies simply won’t get there. So, are we wasting our time?

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen In recent times, a veritable conga-line of groups, representing a huge cross-section of society, have called for the federal government to lift Australia’s pathetically low Newstart Allowance for the unemployed (aka ‘Dole’), including: Deloitte Access Economics senior partner Chris Richardson; the Business Council of Australia; Former Treasury Secretary, Ken Henry; Professor

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 09:45 Source

Uh oh. AMB: A second major lender has decided to remove SMSFlending from its services. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has said it is “streamlining” its product offering and as such will no longer offer the ability for self-managed super fund (SMSF) trusts purchase investment property with their fund. In July, Westpac announced it would be

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 09:30 Source

Via ForexLive comes Capital Economics: First rate hike from the RBA to come in late in 2020 faster employment growth will support consumption .. (but) … the consequence of the surge in household debt to record highs will be a period of slower consumption growth over the past year we have become more worried about the outlook

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 09:23 Source

SolarReserve sings MOU with local outfit Heliostat SA, to manufacture and assemble the heliostat components for the world-leading 150MW solar tower and molten salt storage facility proposed for Port Augusta.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 09:18 Source

Nuon to provide fast food chain McDonald’s with EV charging stations at all of the franchise’s McDrive locations.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 09:17 Source

BMW chooses the fuselage of a cargo plane in New York to unveil latest vision of the future of cars: an intelligent, autonomous, electric SUV.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 09:15 Source

Iron ore prices for September 17, 2018: Everything stable. Down into Q4.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 09:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen When it comes to Australia’s immigration program, you would be hard pressed to find a bigger liar than Prime Minister Scott Morrison (see here, here, here, here, and here). Yesterday, Scott Morrison was interviewed by News.com.au, where he supposedly exposed “Australia’s biggest immigration myth” that population growth was being driven by

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