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S&P 500 erases losses following Fed minutes

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 erased losses to trade little changed on Wednesday after minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting suggested higher inflation may not result in faster interest rate hikes. [Read entire story]

Australian beef exports to China safe despite tabloid threat, industry says

China's Global Times newspaper says imported Australian beef and wine could be "replaced" with US goods, in order to teach Australia a lesson. But the meat industry is not convinced. [Read entire story]

How we got through summer without load-shedding blackouts

Australia's electricity grid survived the second-hottest summer on record without load-shedding blackouts, despite the closure of a major coal-fired power station in Victoria, according to two reports released by the [Read entire story]

Amateur Gourmet Sydney

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Selena Gomez Shuts Down ’13 Reasons Why’ Controversy, Supports Trevor Project & Crisis Text Line

Netflix's controversial hit drama "13 Reasons Why" returns Friday, May 18, and Selena Gomez is already putting an end to any more potential backlash. [Read entire story]

John Travolta Gets Caught Dad-Dancing With 50 Cent At 2018 Cannes Film Festival

So much for "Grease Lightning!" [Read entire story]

13 Aussie businesses get more than $6.6m to support innovations

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A-League: Riley McGree scorpion kick helps Newcastle Jets to 2-1 semi-final win over Melbourne City

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A-League Semi-final Ultimate Guide: Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory

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Christina Aguilera Announces Liberation Tour After More Than 10 Years Off The Road

Christina Aguilera is going out on a brand new tour – The Liberation Tour! [Read entire story]

Geena Davis’ 4th Husband Reza Jarrahy Files For Divorce

Geena Davis is headed for divorce again.  [Read entire story]

Wall Street moves higher after Fed decision

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released its policy announcement, leaving interest rates unchanged. [Read entire story]

Cambridge Analytica shutting down: WSJ

(Reuters) - The Cambridge Analytica consultancy at the center of this year's Facebook privacy row is closing, the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday reported the founder of the firm's UK-based parent as saying. [Read entire story]

Small business company tax cuts lifted employment but not wages

The first data analysis of what small businesses did with their tax cut shows half of it was pocketed by the businesses, a quarter invested, a fifth created more jobs and almost none went to wage increases. [Read entire story]

CBA confirms loss of almost 20 million customers’ financial statements

The Commonwealth Bank confirms it lost the historical financial records of almost 20 million customers without informing them, but insists no passwords or PINs were compromised. [Read entire story]

‘We’ve had our head in the sand’: Tim Paine backs calls for genuine change in Australia’s behaviour

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Horror tour leaves Darren Lehmann’s coaching bucket list in tatters

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Pandora put the ‘charm’ in bee charmer

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Greeks protest against proposed pension cuts

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Kuwait expels Filipino envoy, recalls own ambassador

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Denver Wants to Paint Rainbow Crosswalks on Broadway – Just in Time for Pride Fest

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Forging the female tech leaders of tomorrow

New cash grants from the City of Sydney will help more women become tech entrepreneurs, support businesses to explore opportunities in Southeast Asia and help launch a new industry website for startups. The City will [Read entire story]

Free home energy assessments for locals

City of Sydney residents can make their homes more sustainable by applying for free home energy assessments through the Our Energy Future program. For a fixed time period, an energy expert will visit homes to carry out [Read entire story]

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Emboldened by #MeToo, ‘mad as hell’ women take spotlight at Cosby retrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - As Bill Cosby approached a Pennsylvania courthouse for the beginning of his retrial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a one-time friend, a bare-breasted protester ran toward him [Read entire story]

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Saudi Arabia launches first new cinema, public showings start Friday

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. [Read entire story]

Ashley Iaconetti Tests Whether Fenty Beauty’s Body Lava Is Worth The Hype

"Bachelor Winter Games" star Ashley Iaconetti and celebrity hair colorist Justin Anderson review Fenty Beauty's "Beach, Please!" collection. Is the luminous Body Lava worth the hype? [Read entire story]

Rue La La All-Access Style

Style expert and Rue La La paid spokesperson Diane Mizota comes to Access Live to share incredible deals and fashion tips. #SponsoredByRueLaLa [Read entire story]

Digital diagnosis: less time with family, more time with the doctor

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Australia on course to extend jobs run

Economists expect a further 20,000 people secured work in March which would see the jobless rate ease to 5.5 per cent from 5.6 per cent. [Read entire story]

$50-a-week wage rise will boost jobs: ACTU

The Australian Council of Trade Unions has released projections which claim its push for a $50 weekly rise in the minimum wage will create up to 57,000 jobs. [Read entire story]

‘Mary MacKillop Way’ proposal for Australian pilgrimage

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Do you provide excellent training for your staff or apprentices?

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