Qantas plots course to weather coronavirus storm

Qantas boss Alan Joyce says his airline can "weather the storm" of the coronavirus and maintain shareholder returns even as it prepares for the health crisis to deliver a $150 million hit to its bottom line. The airline on Thursday said it would cut flights into Asia by 15 per cent until the end of May and possibly longer, while […]

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Trump Brings Normal Fare Of Rambling Boasts And Falsehoods To Arizona Rally

PHOENIX, Ariz. – President Donald Trump kicked off a three-day string of rallies with a typically rambling, typically falsehood-strewn speech on Wednesday in a traditionally Republican state that he barely won four years ago. “We’ve done more than any administration in history,” he told supporters during his 82-minute address, in which he veered from boasting of his accomplishments to insulting […]

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iSignthis takes stake in ASX rival NSX

Controversial tech stock iSignthis has announced a deal with Australia’s second largest stock exchange, the NSX, that gives it a cornerstone stake in the bourse and installs it as a key technology provider. The two ASX-listed companies will create a joint venture that will handle the registry, settlement and clearing functions at the National Stock Exchange operation using blockchain technology. […]

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Michael Bloomberg: My Taxes Are Too Complicated To Make Public Right Now

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg claimed that releasing his tax returns to the public would be complicated and take “a long time” during Wednesday’s ninth Democratic presidential primary debate in Las Vegas. “It just takes us a long time. Unfortunately or fortunately, I make a lot of money and we do business all around the world and we are […]

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Disney CEO Bob Iger gets personal

New York (CNN Business)Bob Iger’s tenure as the CEO of Disney (DIS) has been marked by a series of epic achievements. The decision to acquire Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm helped Disney (DIS) shatter records at the box office. He oversaw the expansion of theme parks in Asia and unveiled Galaxy’s Edge earlier this year at Disneyland in California. Under his […]

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Democratic Voters Now See Sanders As Primary Front-Runner, Poll Finds

Democratic voters now see Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as more likely to win the party’s presidential primary than his rivals, even as uncertainty about the eventual outcome of the race remains high, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Nearly 8 in 10, meanwhile, say they’re at least satisfied with the field of candidates currently running. Sanders, who pulled off a victory […]

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‘They can’t go back’: Star casinos defy high-roller coronavirus fears

Casino group Star Entertainment has seen a surprise bump in VIP gambling turnover so far this year, defying expectations that the coronavirus and resulting China travel ban would clear its high-roller tables. The company, which has casinos in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, on Thursday reported a 2.4 per cent increase in normalised revenue, including a 2 per cent […]

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Michael Bloomberg Hit From All Sides in Spirited Democratic Debate

Michael Bloomberg came under attack from all sides on the Democratic debate stage Wednesday as his rivals compared him to President Donald Trump for his treatment of women and minorities. Elizabeth Warren aggressively lashed out at the former New York mayor, who’s recent rise in the polls has shaken up the Democratic presidential race, particularly over his attitudes toward women. […]

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