With global stock markets closing higher and Wall Street on track to post fresh records, the ASX is expected to open higher today.
There are three reasons why Brisbane River is its murky colour, but experts can't agree on whether it's always been brown and whether it can ever be blue.
Despite the the ranks of the unemployed thinning, the number of workers who have been out of work for more than a year is growing and retraining programs are failing, according to the Australian Industry Group.
For minor superficial complaints, microdermabrasion and skin needling aren't bad options, writes Cara McDonald from St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne.
Not enough has been done since the global financial crisis to ensure banks won't collapse if the economy or markets go pear-shaped, former Bank of England governor Lord Mervyn King says.
Unemployment is shaping up as a key issue in the Queensland election campaign. The Liberal National Party says that Queensland is vying for last place when it comes to unemployment, and that 30,000 jobs were lost in the state last year — the largest on record. RMIT ABC Fact Check runs the numbers.