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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Good morning.

Here’s everything you need to know in finance today.

Trump impeachment: US President Donald Trump has been acquitted in his senate impeachment trial, 52 votes to 48.

ASX: The Australian share market is expected to rise at the open on Thursday following positive economic data and hopes of a coronavirus vaccine. 

As of 8:00am AEDT, the SPI200 futures contract was up 0.81 per cent. 

Unique customs: Which country sees workers often bring their toothbrush and toothpaste to work? We take a whistle-stop tour of the world’s different workplace customs. 

‘Should I’... Try typing ‘should I’ into Google

Yep, Tesla’s massive run has captured the world’s attention, with ‘buy tesla stock’ now Google’s first autocomplete suggestion. 

Mushroom meat: Would you eat mushroom-based meat? Sharon Masige has, and here’s what she has to say about the new food trend. 

Coronavirus tech: 5G technology is helping doctors diagnose patients with coronavirus more quickly and without needing to put themselves in harms way. Here’s how it works. 

Bitcoin ransom: A Dutch university has put up a ransom of AU$326,000 or 30 bitcoins after its computer systems became the victim of a ransomware attack. 

"The damage of that to the work of the students, scientists, staff, as well as the continuity of the institution, can scarcely be conceived," University Vice President Nick Bos said.

Whoops! A new study has found that British people on holiday have over-tipped by an incredible AU$39 million due to embarrassment about mispronouncing orders. 

The study found 15 per cent of people will tip higher as a means of apologising for the language barrier. 

Cathay Pacific: And Cathay Pacific has asked its staff to take three weeks of unpaid leave due to the coronavirus. 

“We are appealing to all employees to participate in the special leave scheme (SLS), which will take effect from 1 March and last until 30 June. All employees will have the option to take three weeks of unpaid leave in this period,” a spokesperson for Cathay Pacific said.

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