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Andrew Murfett

Freelance journalist in Florida

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Super Bowl Sunday, an American circus like no other

Super Bowl Sunday, an American circus like no other

Andrew MurfettJan 31, 20142 Comments

Nothing unites America like the Super Bowl. But amid the New York glitz and TV advertising glamour, there's a dark side to one of the world's biggest sporting events.

Consumers Target-ed: the US retail data-mining scandal

Consumers Target-ed: the US retail data-mining scandal

Andrew MurfettJan 29, 20142 Comments

Hackers managed to steal data about millions of customers from retail giant Target at the tail end of last year, and the effects are still being felt. Are Americans about to get serious about personal financial security?

Hollywood fad, or tobacco habits vapourised? The rise of e-cigarettes

Hollywood fad, or tobacco habits vapourised? The rise of e-cigarettes

Andrew MurfettJan 21, 201417 Comments

Hollywood is hooked on e-cigarettes, and some health authorities in the United States believe they help people kick the tobacco habit. So why are they effectively banned in Australia?

'A political organisation that employs journos': how Fox sets the agenda

'A political organisation that employs journos': how Fox sets the agenda

Andrew MurfettJan 15, 201420 Comments

A new book sheds light on how Roger Ailes and Fox News have created a culture of intense fear -- and then capitalised on it. So what do we learn about News Corporation and Rupert Murdoch?

A bridge too far? 'America's governor' may have flattened prez hopes

A bridge too far? 'America's governor' may have flattened prez hopes

Andrew MurfettJan 10, 20146 Comments

Has Chris Christie blown it? The Next Republican President of the United States has been hit by humiliating political scandal and a nagging sense he's simply not fit for the White House.

At home with the Cheneys: Liz quits, Mary seethes, Dick mediates

At home with the Cheneys: Liz quits, Mary seethes, Dick mediates

Andrew MurfettJan 7, 20146 Comments

Liz Cheney has quit her bid for the US Congress, leaving a gay sister still seething and her former vice-presidential father trying to heal rifts within the Republican Party.

Would you like a raise with that?

Would you like a raise with that?

Andrew MurfettDec 13, 201313 Comments

The minimum wage in the United States is just $7.25 an hour. For a long time that has remained unchanged and undebated -- but the workers are now rising up.

The new drone war: Amazon and the online retail battle

The new drone war: Amazon and the online retail battle

Andrew MurfettDec 5, 20131 Comment

Drones delivering books? A TV stunt on 60 Minutes is all part of a fierce retail war in the United States on "Cyber Monday". The future of retailing is very weird indeed.

America, a land largely free of pokies -- but that's changing

America, a land largely free of pokies -- but that's changing

Andrew MurfettNov 11, 2013

Unlike Australia, the United States has largely been sheltered from the pervasive gambling industry. But that's changing, and Americans are asking if it's for the worse.

McCain's 'embarrassed', but Tea Party has no shutdown shame

McCain's 'embarrassed', but Tea Party has no shutdown shame

Andrew MurfettOct 9, 20138 Comments

It was supposed to be about healthcare, but as the US government shutdown rolls on Republicans now want to talk about debt. Crikey reports from Florida where Obamacare has stalled.

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