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Club Troppo Friday, May 25, 2018 - 00:11 Source

The OECD has joined The Movement. In a new report it’s saying that plastic recycling isn’t working. So we’ve got to make it work. Fair enough. PerhapsImage result for friendly crazy clown we should.

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 25, 2018 - 00:10 Source

By Leith van Onselen In the week ended 24 May 2018, the CoreLogic 5-city daily dwelling price index, which covers the five major capital city markets, fell another 0.04%: Values fell hard in Melbourne but rose across the other major markets: So far in May, home values have declined by 0.13%, led by Melbourne and

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 25, 2018 - 00:05 Source

Iron ore price charts for May 24, 2018: Tianjin benchmark jumped $1.75 to $65.15. Paper added gains overnight. Volatility is rising as we enter the mid-year destock. More downside ahead.

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 25, 2018 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Goldman Sachs made a staggering $200 million in one day as markets plunged – CNBC Netflix Is Now Worth More Than Comcast – Bloomberg The ‘suprasecular’ stagnation – VOX Here’s How Much Money You Need for Bankers to Think You’re Rich – Bloomberg M&A frenzy stokes fear of market

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Harrangue Man Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 22:22 Source

I spent five minutes with my left hand under cold running water then rested the burned fingers in a plastic cup of water as well. It was only quick thinking that avoided blisters.My right hand had been shaking as the also shaking left hand held the bottle and that's how I came to pour boiling water on my fingers. That's down to the PTSD and meds.Workplace mental health injury can lead to actual physical injury.Isn't that a delight?!It's not; it's fucked.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 17:42 Source

Trade deals are front and centre of worries on Asian markets today on the back of the Fed’s release of its latest minutes, which seem to be pushing out the June rate rise. Treasuries remain poised at the 3% yield level while the USD remains strong, stocks are mixed going into the European session. The Shanghai

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Poll Bludger Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 17:21 Source

More than nine weeks to go until Super Saturday, following today's surprise announcement by Speaker Tony Smith.

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Inside Story Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 17:06 Source

Some towns sprang up in favourable locations, beside great rivers, a bays or expanses of fertile land. Others developed along trade routes, offering travellers a place to rest and sell their wares. And a few exist simply because a government decided it needed somewhere to house a rapid influx of desperate people. Kakuma (or “nowhere”), in the remote, arid northwestern corner of Kenya, is one of those towns.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 15:52 Source

Many thanks to Sherrif Melton for this one.

"That present is a fail."

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AustralianPolitics.com Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 15:35 Source

Video, audio and text of House of Representatives proceedings relating to Speaker Tony Smith's announcement of July 28 as the date for five by-elections.

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Renew Economy Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 15:00 Source

One-third through 2018 and we've chalked up 100MW+ new rooftop solar every single month. But how long can the solar boom last?

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Renew Economy Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 14:40 Source

Australia's inaction on electric vehicles means it could be left behind in yet another round of global disruption, leaving it hostage again to international developments, rather than reaping benefits of helping to engineer the change.

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Renew Economy Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 14:24 Source

Tasmania is going solar, with Epuron about to build the first two solar farms - 5MW and 12.5MW - in the island state.

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Renew Economy Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 14:21 Source

Sonnen closes $95m financing round led by Shell Ventures, which will help fund expansion in Australia, and closer ties on EV charging and virtual power plants.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 14:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen Another report has emerged about the conversion of Melbourne’s rental stock to short-term Airbnb holiday rentals: A new shimmering 63-storey, $300 million skyscraper that was meant to provide private residential accommodation to Melbourne’s booming inner city population has instead become a quasi-hotel with dozens of rooms listed by owners and investors

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