Good morning, early birds. US voters are preparing to head to the polls for the crucial midterm elections, the Australian government is considering splitting next year's federal election, and a runaway ore train is derailed in WA. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
The power of Andrew Forrest, a man of many contradictions, has ramped up over the last decade.
The bigwigs in Canberra won't have that extra $4 billion to play with if iron ore continues its latest slide.
Turnbull's social media prowess ... Greens factionalism ... Unilever cuts ad spend ...
The strength of the economy in the March quarter is inconvenient for everyone -- including the government, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
Next week we'll find out what the Treasury and the Department of Finance really think about the economy -- and whether the government's optimistic budget forecasts are sound, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
ScoMo has it wrong on China. But don't worry, Moz, almost all Aussie treasurers do.
Things look gloomy for iron ore. And other business tidbits of the day.