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Trump’s $2m limo has ‘emergency blood’

U.S. Army officials, congressional staffers and Trump team members go through a rehearsal ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Donald Trump’s new “Cadillac One” limousine will be debuted to both the public and the President-elect on Friday. Picture: Matthew Busch/Getty Images DONALD Trump will have a serious set of wheels …

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Student advice: Enrol before you go

Malia Obama will take a year off, known as a gap year, before entering Harvard University in the fall of 2017. University of Michigan sociology professor Elizabeth Armstrong joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero and explains the pros and cons of students waiting a year before going to college. Photo: …

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Read this before you quit

William Strange quit his job to start his own business, and it wasn’t as easy as he thought it would be. YOU’RE limping towards the New Year, tired from a stupefying combination of modern demands (kids, jobs, parents, all of the above), and you’re starting to feel like all of …

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Shorten keen for Australian republic

Bill Shorten has slammed the PM for not pushing hard enough for an Australian republic. Bill Shorten and Tony Abbott in Israel. Picture: Supplied BILL Shorten has said Malcolm Turnbull has put an Australian republic in the too-hard basket but has offered to work with him to make it a …

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Wall St higher as banks rise after Fed

Wall Street has opened higher, helped by a rise in bank stocks, a day after the Federal Reserve increased interest rates for the first time this year and signalled a faster pace of hikes in 2017. The Fed sees three rate hikes next year instead of the two foreseen as …

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‘She was minced, only her legs were left’

A Russian factory worker reportedly died after falling into a vat of molten chocolate. Picture: Supplied A MUM-of-two died after she fell into a tank of molten chocolate at the confectionery plant where she worked in Russia. Svetlana Roslina, 24, dropped her mobile phone into the vat of sweet mix …

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5 signs your boss doesn’t like you

The tell tale signs that your boss may not like you very much. Courtesy: Wochit If, like Jon Hamm, your boss can maintain eye contact, that’s a good sign. Picture: Adam Taylor BEHIND all the KPIs, bravado and reports, your manager is a human who will have an emotional response …

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BHP says it could restart Samarco in 2017

Global miner BHP Billiton says its Samarco joint venture has applied to Brazilian authorities to restart operations at the site of last year’s fatal mine disaster. BHP says a 2017 restart at reduced capacity is technically feasible but will occur only if it is safe and if a restructure of …

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Odds of out-earning parents plunges in US

The likelihood of young adults earning more than their parents has plummeted in recent decades, a study has found, fueling concerns the American dream of steady upward mobility is foundering amid a widening wealth gap. Just half of Americans born in 1984 earned more at age 30 than their parents …

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Weakest house price growth in three years

Housing prices across Australia’s capital cities have risen 3.5 per cent for the year to September 30, the weakest growth in more than three years even as the value of all the nation’s dwellings rose to $6.2 trillion. Melbourne was the best performer, with an annual home price increase of …

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