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Why Scott Morrison said sorry; How some Aussies made money during coronavirus

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Good morning – here’s what you need to know.

Markets: ASX had a shocker on Thursday, and it's expected to continue the slide on Friday. This is because Wall St plunged more than 3 per cent overnight as fear of a second wave of coronavirus cases took hold

SPI200 futures was down 3.04 per cent at 8am AEST, forecasting an absolute bloodbath in Australian markets on Thursday morning.

The Australian dollar was buying 68.45 US cents 8am AEST, a long way down on Thursday's closing price of 69.27 US cents.

The Prime Minister finally apologised for robodebt. Scott Morrison made the shock admission in parliament – here's how it happened and what he said.

There is a rule that Amazon and Twitter followed that took them startups to mega businesses. And remember ICQ? No? It ruled the late 1990s but you don't remember it because it didn't follow that rule.

So many ordinary Australians have made money on shares during the coronavirus crisis. Here's an insight into what they bought and some advice for those starting out.

Job ads are "dramatically" up in the past fortnight. Figures from recruitment website Seek show a revival in business confidence as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

A new coal mine will create more than 2,000 jobs. This is according to the Queensland treasurer, who was justifying mining company Glencore's new project in the Bowen Basin.

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