Gold Rallies as Markets Rise: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Stocks rose again on Wednesday, extending a rally that has lifted the S&P 500 to within 2 percent of its record, as investors studied fresh economic data amid signs of progress in Washington on a new coronavirus aid package. The S&P 500 rose more …

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Push to export Aussie music across globe

Australia’s music industry has renewed calls for greater support and investment so local tunes can be exported across the globe. Australasian Performing Right Association chair and ARIA winner Jenny Morris says a good song can create jobs. “A good song also builds Australia’s intellectual property assets, generating big incomes – …

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Financial system coping with downturn

Australia’s banking watchdog is throwing extra resources at ensuring the nation’s financial system copes with the most significant economic downturn since the Great Depression. Australian Prudential Regulation Authority chair Wayne Byres assured the House of Representatives economics committee the financial system went into the crisis as a result of the …

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Get on with job of climate change: Gillard

Former prime minister Julia Gillard doesn’t want climate policy put in the too-hard basket, saying Australia can have a scheme that reduces emissions. It has been almost 10 years since Ms Gillard’s federal election win, with her minority Labor government introducing a short-lived carbon price scheme that saw emissions drop. …

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Gutherson says Eels fighting NRL flat spot

Skipper Clint Gutherson says Parramatta are finding new ways to win as they go through a “flat spot” in their NRL season. Before Gutherson’s 100th match for the club – against Cronulla on Sunday afternoon at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium – the Eels have lost the early-season swagger that had them …

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South Australians flock to virus testing

Thousands of people have flocked to COVID-19 testing facilities across South Australia, the rush prompted by the devastating surge of infections in Victoria and a worrying cluster of cases in Adelaide. SA Pathology conducted a record 4300 tests on Tuesday and the total number conducted in SA is likely to …

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