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Published on: Monday, February 25, 2019

1. Labor has retained its lead over the Coalition according to the latest Newspoll published by The Australian. The two-party-preferred vote remains unchanged at 53 to 47.

2. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will today announce a $2 billion 'Climate Solutions Fund' to reduce emissions over ten years, expanding on Tony Abbott's Emissions Reduction Fund.

3. The Dow rose 0.70% on Friday to finish its ninth straight week of gains, the longest streak since May 1995 according to CNBC. The S&P also gained 0.64% and the Nasdaq rose 0.91%.

4. Theresa May has delayed a vote in parliament for her Brexit deal until March 12, with the UK still scheduled to leave the EU on March 29.

5. A man has been killed after he attempted to hijack a plane traveling from Bangledesh to Dubai. The plane made an emergency landing in Bangledesh where military commandos stormed the plane.


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