ASX: The local share market is expected to fall this morning after overnight.
Energy prices: Queensland and NSW premiers have laid down the law when it comes to .
The premiers have listed their demands as the Federal Government scrambles to reach national consensus on a plan to cut skyrocketing energy prices.
Rate pain: Aussies shouldn’t bank on the as an early Christmas present, experts have warned.
Most economists expect another 0.25 per cent rate hike before Christmas but opinions on cash rate movements in the new year are divided.
Workplace laws: A war of words is raging over whether workers have just been given the best Christmas gift in more than a decade or if businesses have had their stockings stuffed with coal.
Labor said the passage of its was a win for workers, saying it would put upwards pressure on wages after a decade of stagnation.
Job cuts: HSBC has reportedly cut as many as 15 per cent of its 2,000 senior operations managers worldwide as it attempts to , two sources familiar with the matter revealed.
Tech wars: Spotify has joined Elon Musk in over its App Store practices.
In a Twitter post, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said Apple was “shameless in their bullying”.
“How much longer will we look away from this threat to the future of the internet? How many more consumers will be denied choice? There’s been a lot of talk. Talk is helpful but we need action,” he wrote.
Vroom vroom: While inflation has taken a bite out of household budgets around the world the ultra wealthy have not slowed down their spending - or at least that's what Lamborghini said.
The luxury car maker reported it was despite having increased production twice this year.
Prince Harry "only lasted five minutes", says the older woman who took his virginity. The 38-year-old royal - who is now married to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex - claimed in his bombshell memoir 'Spare' that his first sexual encounter was with a "beautiful older woman", who has now identified herself as 40-year-old Sasha Walpole and claimed that there was "no talking" throughout the quick intimate encounter which took place in a field behind a pub to celebrate her 19th birthday in 2001. She said: "
Tatis received sustained applause when he was introduced before a panel discussion on a grassy knoll just beyond center field that also included star teammates Manny Machado, Juan Soto and the newly signed Xander Bogaerts. This season will be a redemption tour for Tatis, one of baseball’s biggest stars whose entire 2022 season was wiped out by a wrist injury and then the suspension. “I’ve missed it a lot,” Tatis said during a news conference earlier in the day.
Vladislav Goldin had 15 points and No. 19 Florida Atlantic earned a 67-52 victory over Charlotte on Saturday, just two days after the Owls had their 20-game win streak snapped. Brice Williams led Charlotte (13-10, 4-8) with 14 points. FAU had put together a school-record 20 straight wins — dating back to a Nov. 14 win at Florida — before falling on the road to UAB 86-77 on Thursday night.
Priscilla Presley has urged people to not "disrespect" the legacy of her family. The 77-year-old actress was married to late music legend Elvis Presley - who died of a heart attack in 1977 aged 27 - and following the death of their daughter Lisa Marie last month decided to contest an amendment to the will but insisted amid the battle that she "loved" the 'Hound Dog' rocker "very much" and thwarted anyone who may "think differently". She told E! News: "I loved Elvis very much as he loved me. Lisa
Meghan Trainor found out she was pregnant "so fast." The 28-year-old pop star is married to 'Spy Kids' actor Daryl Sabara, 30, and already has two-year-old son Riley with him is currently expecting her second with him and shared a video on Instagram on Friday (03.02.23), where she was seen to be shocked at how quickly her test came back positive. She fought back tears as she said: "Oh my God, oh my God! That showed up so fast!" The 'Made You Look' hitmaker captioned the post: "The moment I found
Rampant inflation wreaked havoc on consumers in 2022, and many middle-income households had to make changes because of it. Not surprisingly, 51% of middle-income households had to tap their emergency funds last year, according to a recent survey by Primerica. With that in mind, here are some steps you can take to replenish your emergency fund after a recent withdrawal.
Jalen Graham came off the bench to score 16 points and Arkansas held off South Carolina 65-63 on Saturday. Graham sank 8 of 10 shots from the floor for the Razorbacks (16-7, 5-5 Southeastern Conference), who earned their first true road win of the season. Davonte Davis hit four 3-pointers and scored 15.
Maryland's Chris Ryland kicked four field goals and Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener passed for 139 yards and a touchdown to lead the National team to a 27-10 victory over the American team in the Senior Bowl on Saturday. Haener, named the game's MVP, delivered a 44-yard touchdown pass to Stanford receiver Michael Wilson in the fourth quarter.
Tony Perkins scored 25 of his career-high 32 points in the second half and Iowa edged Illinois 81-79 on Saturday to snap a five-game losing streak to the Fighting Illini. Perkins shot 8 of 11 from the floor and missed just one of 16 free-throw attempts, all of them coming in the second half. Kris Murray added 19 points and Filip Rebraca 13 for Iowa (15-8, 7-5 Big Ten), which won its third straight and seventh of its last nine.
STORY: U.S. military fighter aircraft brought down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday.The mission capped a dramatic saga that drew a spotlight on worsening U.S.-China relations.“We successfully took it down, and I want to compliment our aviator who did it.”Washington has called the balloon a "clear violation" of U.S. sovereignty.“On Wednesday when I was briefed on the balloon, I ordered the Pentagon to shoot it down on Wednesday as soon as possible…”Military leaders advised against shooting down the balloon when it was over Montana due to the risk of falling debris, officials said.The shootdown came shortly after the U.S. government ordered a halt to flights around the South Carolina coast due to what it called an undisclosed “national security effort.”The Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction to clear airspace, blocking flights within 100 square miles – mostly over the Atlantic Ocean, according to a document posted by the FAA.The notice warned the military could use deadly force if airplanes violate the restrictions and do not comply with orders to leave.China's foreign ministry said on Saturday that the flight of the "airship" over the United States was a force majeure accident and accused U.S. politicians and media of taking advantage of the situation to discredit Beijing.The suspected Chinese spy balloon prompted U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to postpone a visit to China this week that had been expected to start on Friday.The Pentagon said on Friday that another Chinese balloon was observed over Latin America, without saying where exactly.The U.S. military said it will attempt to quickly recover key elements of the balloon among the debris off the coast of South Carolina.
Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu scored 21 points, Sammie Puisis had a double-double, and No. 25 South Florida rallied past SMU 65-63 on Saturday. USF coach Jose Fernandez won for the 119th time in the American Athletic Conference and passed UConn coach Geno Auriemma for first place on the conference list. A quick 7-0 run capped by Marina Asensio's 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter put the Bulls up 57-55, their first lead of the second half.
Ana Llanusa and Liz Scott added 15 points for the Sooners (18-4, 8-3 Big 12 Conference), who opened league play with a 98-77 win over the Mountaineers. Nevaeh Tott scored 12 points and Madi Williams had 12.