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Exclusive: AT&T considers cellphone plans subsidized by ads – Reuters UK

AT&T Inc is considering offering wireless phone plans partially subsidized by advertising as soon as a year from now, Chief Executive John Stankey said in an in…

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ASX rises; Westpac forecasts October rate cut to 0.1pc – The Australian Financial Review

Australian shares are trading firmly higher; NAB, Westpac tip RBA cash rate and yield curve target will be cut to 0.1 per cent; UK introduces new lockdown measures; Preliminary retail sales fall 4.2 per cent in August; RBNZ keeps rates on hold.

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Westpac is forecasting the Reserve Bank of Australia will cut the cash rate to 10 basis points when it meets in October.
The bank is also tipping the RBA will adopt a 10 basis point three year bond target and adjust the rate on any new drawdown on the term funding facility to 10 basis points.
Westpac chief economist said deputy governor Guy Debelle’s speech on Tuesday gave a fairly clear hint the board would cut the cash rate and other key policy rates when it next meets on October 6.
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Plenti punished on debut – The Australian Financial Review

Shares in the non-bank lender opened down sharply when the largest initial public offering of the year launched, as investors showed caution about unsecured personal lending.

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Meanwhile, about 1000 retail investors that invest over the platform supplying debt funding for the loans were also sitting on steep paper losses on Wednesday after putting in equity to become shareholders. Bell Potter and Wilsons advised on the deal.
Investment bankers will closely monitor the performance of Plenti in the coming weeks given other fintech personal lenders Harmoney and SocietyOne may also consider initial public offerings depending on market conditions in the coming months.
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TSA starts ‘Prohibited Items Week’ to minimize checkpoint snafus – Fox News

The Transportation Security Administration has kicked off its inaugural “Prohibited Items Week” to help travelers figure out which possessions cannot go on a commercial aircraft.

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has kicked off an inaugural “Prohibited Items Week” to help travelers understand what they cannot fly with.
This new awareness week initiative began on Monday, according to the TSA.
U.S. TO END ENHANCED SCREENING PROGRAM FOR ARRIVING INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS, CDC CONFIRMS
“Holy smokes, Batman! We are excited to launch our first ever Prohibited Items Week,” the agency wrote in a post that showed a Batman-themed brass knuckle. “Follow along all we…

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