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It's the system for building systems that we should be correcting.

The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:45:00 +1000
Our dealings with the world have reversed, but don’t get the wrong idea
It’s time to stop assuming all deficits are bad and all surpluses good.
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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:05:00 +1000
‘There is hope on the other side’: ResMed boss says Australia must keep fighting for vaccines
The US-based chief executive of one of Australia’s largest medtechs says the country must focus on both procuring doses and pitching their use to the public.
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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 10:01:18 +1000
Kellogg says pandemic-era shortage of ingredients hits cereal production
Enjoy the cereal in your pantry: While the pandemic has waxed and waned across the world, the impact on the global supply chain remains severe, says the head of cornflakes giant Kellogg.
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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 08:35:52 +1000
Miners weigh on ASX as iron ore dives; Lowe says recession ‘unlikely’
The big miners weighed on the ASX 200 down after iron ore prices tumbled overnight. RBA Governor Philip Lowe says it is “quite unlikely” Australia will suffer a recession this year.
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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 08:11:27 +1000
News Corp declares best financial year since 2013, says Foxtel’s future is ‘bright’
The result was boosted by growth in digital subscriptions, a strong profit at Dow Jones and record subscriber growth at Foxtel.
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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 08:02:12 +1000
Louis Vuitton owner Bernard Arnault supplants Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person
Move over Jeff Bezos. Luxury goods owner Bernard Arnault is now the richest person in the world, based on the current stock price of Louis Vuitton.
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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 07:33:29 +1000
CNN fires three employees for coming to the office unvaccinated
The move is one of the first examples of a major US company terminating workers for ignoring a workplace vaccination mandate.
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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 05:19:19 +1000
ASX to edge higher as jobs data, earnings boost Wall Street
The Wall Street gains were broad in what has been a choppy week of trading, with technology companies leading the way.
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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 01:40:35 +1000
Amazon’s COVID dilemma: Mandate vaccinations and risk losing workers
The company has many virus sceptics in its warehouse ranks and needs to retain employees in a tight labour market.
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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 00:15:00 +1000
Thousands freeze mortgage payments as Sydney lockdown bites
Banks have frozen repayments on 14,500 home loans as a result of the latest round of lockdowns.
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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +1000
My boss is making me feel guilty for taking maternity leave
How do you maintain a good relationship with a boss who keeps contacting you to ask when you’re coming back after you made it clear you are taking a year off.
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Fri, 06 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +1000
Precious gift of life from one family to others ‘they will never know’
Organ donation nurse Jodi Pasfield meets with families in intensive care units to provide information about organ and tissue donation and support when parents are making end-of-life decisions for their children.
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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 16:00:08 +1000
PNG warns $22b Santos-Oil Search merger ‘must be in national interest’
Australian energy giants Santos and Oil Search will be expected to maintain a significant local presence in PNG if their $22 billion merger proceeds.
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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 15:52:36 +1000
How investors got Crown Resorts so badly wrong
Without a licence to operate in NSW, Victoria and WA, Crown will move from a redemption/rehabilitation story to a liquidation story
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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 15:41:36 +1000
Hungry Jack’s founder says Australia should learn from UK and live with virus
Rich lister and Hungry Jack’s founder Jack Cowin has said Australia should take inspiration from overseas and start thinking of how best to live with the virus.
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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 13:45:03 +1000
Bill Gates says Epstein relationship was ‘a huge mistake’
Regrets, he has a few: The billionaire acknowledged in a TV interview he shouldn’t have spent time with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein on several occasions.
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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 13:29:15 +1000
Investors say ‘meh’ to blockbuster earnings of the decade
Stocks aren’t popping on good news, but they’re being punished if it’s bad.
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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 13:20:17 +1000
‘Groundbreaking approach’: Imugene deal looks to smash solid tumours
The $1.5 billion biotech will work with Nasdaq-listed firm Celularity in hopes of cracking the mystery of how to target tough cancers.
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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 12:51:40 +1000
America has hit its debt ceiling, and the ‘X-date’ looms large
The Biden administration has been forced to take “extraordinary measures” to conserve cash as it seeks to head off a US default on its debt - a development that would have global ramifications.
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Thu, 05 Aug 2021 12:20:53 +1000
Office vacancies hit quarter-century high but green shoots emerging
Office towers are sitting empty across the country with the vacancy rate at its highest level in close to 25 years, yet there is evidence that companies expect a return to workplaces.
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