U.S. stock futures flat as earnings season, stimulus talks continue – CNBC

U.S. stock futures flat as earnings season, stimulus talks continue – CNBC

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Futures held steady at the start of the overnight session Sunday evening as investors turned their attention back to Washington.
Tabcorp profit to plunge on COVID hit

Tabcorp profit to plunge on COVID hit

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The writedowns represent about a quarter of the value of the goodwill in the wagering and gaming services businesses. That goodwill will now have a valuation of $2.9 billion.The profit hit comes just weeks after chief executive David Attenborough and chairman Paula Dwyer announced their retirements on the same day.Ms Dwyer will depart on December…
ASX to stutter as Vic restrictions tightened

ASX to stutter as Vic restrictions tightened

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LiveUpdated Aug 3, 2020 – 9.02am, first published at 8.07am8 mins ago – 9.02amInfigen Energy suspends distributionsWilliam McInnesInfigen Energy says it is indefinitely suspending its distributions, as it seeks to balance accretive growth with returns to shareholders and continued deleveraging.The board said it had considered several factors including the subdued outlook for its near-term earnings,…
‘We are in a war-like situation’: Frydenberg

‘We are in a war-like situation’: Frydenberg

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LiveUpdated Aug 3, 2020 – 8.00am, first published at 7.26am10 mins ago – 8.00amStage 4 should have been done earlier: AMAAustralian Medical Assoication Victoria president professor Julian Rait said he expected to see a reduction in cases in coming weeks, as occurred during New Zealand's hard lockdown.Dr Rait said the stage 4 lockdown should have…
Deutsche Bank Opens Review Into Personal Banker to Trump and Kushner – The New York Times

Deutsche Bank Opens Review Into Personal Banker to Trump and Kushner – The New...

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The bank will examine a 2013 transaction between the banker, Rosemary Vrablic, and a company part-owned by Jared Kushner.
SpaceX brings NASA astronauts home safe in milestone test flight

SpaceX brings NASA astronauts home safe in milestone test flight

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Behnken and Hurley initiated a burn at 1.56pm on Sunday to re-enter Earth's atmosphere, and the capsule underwent temperatures of as much as 3500 degrees Fahrenheit (1927 degrees Celsius) as it approached the planet. The Dragon splashed down less than an hour later.The astronauts' safe return gives the National Aeronautics and Space Administration a proven…
ASX set to open flat, $A resets lower

ASX set to open flat, $A resets lower

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Aug 3, 2020 – 5.36amAustralian shares are poised for a quiet start to the week with a focus on virus cases here and in the US and the state of the global manufacturing sector.ASX futures were down 1 point to 5877. The local currency slid back below US71.50¢.Shares ended the week and the month higher,…
SpaceX successfully lands NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley – Business Insider

SpaceX successfully lands NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley – Business Insider

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After flying 27 million miles around Earth over 64 days, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed their SpaceX crew capsule into the ocean.
Tesla is reportedly close to making a more affordable Model Y – Engadget

Tesla is reportedly close to making a more affordable Model Y – Engadget

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Tesla is said to be making its first rear-wheel drive Model Y, lowering the entry price for its electric crossover.
What SpaceX and NASA must do to bring astronauts home on Crew Dragon – Business Insider

What SpaceX and NASA must do to bring astronauts home on Crew Dragon –...

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To complete the first-ever crewed commercial spaceflight, the Crew Dragon spaceship must survive a fiery plunge through Earth's atmosphere.