Australia Markets closed

Yahoo Finance’s morning wrap for Friday

What's it like to be a neurosurgeon? Source: Getty

Good morning.

The ASX is expected to open lower after a mixed session on Wall Street. The SPI200 futures contract was down 23 points at 7am this morning, suggesting a fall for the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 on Friday.

In the US overnight, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 0.39 per cent, with upbeat retail sales data offsetting recessionary fears.

Was your data leaked? The Australian Taxation Office might use information from data leaks to seek dodgy taxpayers, after the High Court ruled leaked data is fair game.

Taxpayers have foot the $140 million bill for failed private companies’ unpaid wages, after the corporate watchdog failed to use its powers to disqualify directors who misuse this unpaid wages ‘safety net’, The Guardian reported.

Wondering what life in one of the most stressful careers is like? A neurosurgeon who has operated on thousands walks us through his day, his challenges and how he copes with the stress of the job.

Instagram accidentally deleted likes from users’ feeds, after the company found a bug in its system. The bug, which removed likes completely from any Instagram posts that were not also liked by someone you follow, affected users in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Ireland, Italy and Japan.

Renting is expensive, but one Adelaide woman has a savvy tip for Aussies not wanting to spend on rent: house-sitting. This 22-year-old doesn’t spend a dime on rent - in some cases, she even gets paid to do it.

Looking to work abroad? These are the top 10 highest-paying countries for gig economy workers. Among the list are the US, the UK, Russia and India.

Have a great weekend.

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