There’s a strange logic to Josh Frydenberg’s stand on Newstart

It’s so familiar a part of political economy you could call it Galbraith’s Law, after John Kenneth Galbraith, the literary Canadian-American economist who put it into words. As the late senator John Button paraphrased it: the rich need more money as an incentive and the poor need less money as an incentive. Consider the first actions of the re-elected Scott […]

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ACCC adds more heat to winemakers over payment terms with growers

The competition watchdog has ramped up the pressure on major winemakers, renewing its call for faster payment terms for small growers who supply winemakers with wine grapes. Hot on the heels of an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report on the sector that highlighted concerns over payments to growers, ACCC deputy chairman Mick Keogh took aim at the contract terms […]

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Virginia Democrats vow to boycott legislature's 400th anniversary celebration if Trump attends

President Trump disavows ‘send her back’ chant at North Carolina rally Trump says he disagrees with the chant aimed at progressive Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar: ‘I was not happy with it.’ Virginia Democratic lawmakers said Friday they will boycott an upcoming ceremony to mark the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in America if President Trump attends, urging organizers to "Send […]

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Biden proposes big change to ObamaCare, in bid to save it from 'Medicare-for-all' crowd

Democratic presidential candidates hunt for support in New Hampshire Former Vice President Joe Biden looks to cement his status as Democratic presidential frontrunner in the Granite State; Peter Doocy reports from Portsmouth. Joe Biden, in a bid to protect ObamaCare amid calls from his party's left flank to replace it with "Medicare-for-all," announced a plan Monday to add a “public option” to […]

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Trump to require increased use of US steel, iron in federal projects

Peter Navarro: President Trump is delivering on his promise to ‘Buy American, Hire American’ White House trade adviser Peter Navarro offers insight as the president hosts ‘Made in America’ week in Washington. President Trump will sign an executive order on Monday to require that the bulk of the steel and iron used in federal contracts is sourced from U.S. firms., […]

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LA push to develop Skid Row prompts new clashes in California's homeless crisis

The intersection of 6th St. and San Pedro St. in Los Angeles is the center of Skid Row. (Andrew O’Reilly/Fox News) City officials, developers and restaurateurs in Los Angeles are touting the renaissance of the city’s once-blighted downtown thanks to an explosion of trendy eateries, chic hotels and luxury apartments that have attracted thousands of new – and generally financially […]

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Barry strengthens to hurricane; storm surge feared

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, sprawling Barry strengthened into a hurricane Saturday as it crawled slowly toward shore, knocking out power on the Gulf Coast and dumping heavy rains that could last for days in a test of flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. The Coast Guard rescued […]

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Harris appears to knock Warren, other 2020 Dems: 'I'm not churning out plans like a factory'

Kamala Harris, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez push for public housing for ex-convicts Are Democrats trying to convince voters they’re progressive? Reaction from former Indiana congressman David McIntosh and former Bernie Sanders staffer Tezlyn Figaro. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., agreed with a radio host on Friday after he mocked her fellow 2020 presidential candidates by claiming they were acting like talk show host Oprah Winfrey by handing out free […]

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Tropical Storm Barry begins to thrash Louisiana coast, evacuations ordered

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office inmate workers move free sandbags for residents in Chalmette, La., Thursday, July 11, 2019 ahead of ahead of Tropical Storm Barry from the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) Wind and rain started to lash Louisiana’s Gulf Coast early Friday as residents prepare for what’s expected to be the area’s first hurricane of the season. […]

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Boeing 737 program manager to retire amid crisis over jet's grounding, memo says

Boeing continues to face scrutiny after DOJ reportedly extends 737 Max probe Wall Street Journal aviation reporter Andrew Tangel on the report that the DOJ is extending its investigation beyond the Boeing 737 Max jet and will be investigating the 787 Dreamliner. Boeing’s 737 jet program manager, Eric Lindblad, will retire in a matter of weeks after roughly 12 months […]

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