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Anatomy of a racist Trump tweet

Crikey talks to the experts about the US president's use of racist language on social media.

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Rupert Murdoch backs winners. That's why he's dumping Trump

With Trump trailing in the polls, the Murdochs are looking to jump ship. But could The Donald ditch them first?

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New US infection crisis will hurt Australia's economic recovery no matter what Morrison does next

The accelerating pandemic in the United States will delay the recovery of that economy, weaken world economic growth and inevitably hurting Australia

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Six-trillion-dollar man: Trump is the worst economic manager in US history

Every significant indicator of the health of the US economy has declined since he became president.

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U mad bro? America's troll-in-chief thrives on the triumph of destruction

Far from being a failed presidency, Donald Trump has achieved exactly what he set out to achieve: the destruction of the capacity of government to make American lives better.

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Without mystique, power is suppression — and the American fantasy is just that

Trump's response to the protests has revealed the lie at the heart of the American myth.

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The world will pay a heavy price as US economy and society melt down

As Donald Trump and his anarchist and white supremacist sidekicks fan the flames of racism and turmoil, the country's economy is in freefall.

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US economic collapse further reveals gender impacts of crisis

The US economy is facing catastrophe and witnessing what might be a second wave of job losses brought on by the pandemic.

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Lies, damn lies and statistics: grim jobs numbers hiding an even scarier reality

Statistical challenges meant the US unemployment figure was far worse than reported. Around the world, statisticians are having to cope with problems created by the pandemic and government responses to it.

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While markets celebrate, US Federal Reserve flags need for yet more stimulus

The Fed's chairman has flagged a grim summer for the US economy and wants to loosen the purse strings to help stimulate flagging global growth.