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Qld lags with jobless rate stuck at 6.3pct

Qld lags with jobless rate stuck at 6.3pct

Wages for resource workers rose just 0.6 per cent over the past year. The 1.9 per cent annual growth continues the record low hit in the December quarter and is the lowest rate of growth seen since records began in 1998. Jobs data for April is due on Thursday. The Reserve Bank of Australia has repeatedly expressed concerns recently that slow growth in wages, alongside high household debt levels, could weigh on spending.



Police arrest father, son over monument graffiti

Days after the Jefferson Davis monument was removed, a second Mid-City monument was dismantled over seven hours early Wednesday morning. Since then, New Orleans has been the most prominent city to take down memorials to Confederate soldiers, led by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who has forcefully pushed forward a plan first passed by the city council in 2015.



Texas Rep. Green calls for Pres. Trump's impeachment

Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said on MSNBC . We have the White House saying that the conversation didn't occur. There are multiple obstruction of justice statutes on the books. Any investigation would pay close attention to the timeline. (I didn't think it was insane when Andy McCarthy wrote about it during the Obama presidency, either.) It's especially important to think about the Constitution's checks on executive power in our long era of presidential aggrandizement.


Relative calm in Syrian safe zones after deal implemented

Relative calm in Syrian safe zones after deal implemented

In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters the US -led coalition in Syria had not altered its operations, but declined to comment on the de-escalation zones. And a member of the rebel delegation to the talks said on Saturday that the opposition was "recording violations of the deal committed by the regime and its militias".


Five New York craft brewers invited to compete head-to-head

Five New York craft brewers invited to compete head-to-head

While funding two beer blogs is one way to preserve that positive association, throwing a lot of money around to create and preserve American jobs doesn't hurt either. Confirmed breweries from overseas include: Breakside Brewery (Portland), Cloudburst Brewing (Seattle), The Commons Brewery (Portland), Culmination Brewing (Portland), Gigantic Brewing Co.