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American mystery: Trumpy Bear's second coming has everyone intrigued

American mystery: Trumpy Bear's second coming has everyone intrigued

A plush teddy bear with combable Trump-like hair has been lurking in the shadows since last year - but it has now gone mainstream.

  • by Meagan Flynn

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Six charts that show what killed Australia's property boom
Property market

Six charts that show what killed Australia's property boom

With the downturn now in its second year, the big question for homeowners, house hunters and property investors is: How much further down will prices go?

  • by Emily Cadman
Wages just grew at fastest rate for three years
Jobs

Wages just grew at fastest rate for three years

While still not flying there are signs that a tightening labour market is starting to lift salaries.

  • by Peter Bateman
'Talking their own book': Taylor slams Woodside's carbon price call
Energy

'Talking their own book': Taylor slams Woodside's carbon price call

Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has launched a spray at energy giant Woodside, dismissing its calls for a carbon price as an effort to sell more of its gas.

  • by Cole Latimer
Australia annual wage growth the highest in three years
Pay

Australia annual wage growth the highest in three years

Hourly pay rates across Australia rose 0.6 per cent in September quarter and have now increased 2.3 per cent over the past 12 months for the highest annual growth rate in three years.

  • by Alex Druce
'Surprisingly strong': Consumer mood recovers from rate hike shock
Retail

'Surprisingly strong': Consumer mood recovers from rate hike shock

The index has now fully come back from a sharp drop in September. when political instability and rises in home loan rates at most banks soured the public mood.

  • by Wayne Cole
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House prices could drop 30 per cent in 'deep recession' scenario: UBS
Property prices

House prices could drop 30 per cent in 'deep recession' scenario: UBS

The outlook for the banks has not been as challenged since at least 2008 and risks for a credit crunch are rising, UBS analyst Jonathan Mott says.

  • by Michael Heath
'Damaging spikes': International Energy Agency sends an oil price warning
Energy

'Damaging spikes': International Energy Agency sends an oil price warning

The International Energy Agency has forecast a coming global oil price crunch in the early 2020s as growing demand outstrips supply.

  • by Cole Latimer
'You've got to push back against China': CKI rejection the right thing: expert
Energy

'You've got to push back against China': CKI rejection the right thing: expert

A China expert says Australia has to "push back against China" as the PM defends CKI's bid rejection.

  • by Cole Latimer
The 'Canadian Kardashian' sisters who date billionaires and were once wanted by Interpol
Rich families

The 'Canadian Kardashian' sisters who date billionaires and were once wanted by Interpol

The Matharoo sisters sought fame on social media by flaunting what nature - and men - gave them. Then they got locked up abroad.

  • by Dan Levin
The G20 is a talkfest we need to keep talking
Opinion

The G20 is a talkfest we need to keep talking

The G20 has its detractors but with Trump's America we need leaders to keep chatting - and Australia has a seat at the top table for the first time too.

  • by Ross Gittins