World News Reds denied historic victory as Wales edge thriller Blog

Queensland winger Mac Grealy ended his 2024 drought in spectacular fashion, but Wales found a last-gasp way out to deny the Reds a repeat of their famous 1991 victory over the tourists. The underdogs were defeated 36-35 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Friday night after dreaming of a major upset in the final 90 … Read more

World News 10-man Colombia edge Uruguay to make Copa America final Blog

Colombia defeated Uruguay 1-0 in the semi-finals of the Copa America despite playing with only ten men for 45 minutes. Their win in Charlotte on Wednesday (Thursday AEST) set up a title playoff against defending champions Argentina thanks to a first-half header from Jefferson Lerma. Uruguayan Darwin Nunez missed several chances in the first half … Read more

World News Cheaper materials take edge off home-building costs Blog

The slowing increase in home construction costs is a good sign for builders, their customers and the inflation outlook. The costs of labor, materials and other construction services have been rising sharply for some time, but CoreLogic’s latest index suggests that prices are gradually easing. The 0.5 percent increase in construction costs in the June … Read more