Authorities charge American bitcoin trader Chad Elwartowski and his Thai partner, Supranee Thepdet, with violating Thai sovereignty by building a floating home 14 nautical miles off the coast.
The "seavangelists" believe floating nations will "restore the environment, enrich the poor, cure the sick, and liberate humanity from politicians". But now they're on the run from the Thai government.
Investors are worried about future profits in US healthcare stocks following growing support for 'Medicare-for-All' legislation among Democrats.
A jury was listening to opening arguments from Apple and Qualcomm when news of the settlement broke. Meanwhile, Wall Street ends its day higher following a string of generally upbeat earnings.
The Australian dollar has fallen after the latest Reserve Bank minutes revealed board members think a rate cut could be "appropriate" if unemployment rises and inflation remains weak.
The Australian share market is expected to follow Wall Street lower, after investor enthusiasm is dampened by weaker-than-expected bank earnings.
The local share market is expected to defy a weak lead from Wall Street and start its day on a high, ahead of the Reserve Bank releasing its latest Financial Stability Review.
The Australian share market is expected to open lower, while Wall Street ends its day mostly higher and the Federal Reserve says it probably won't lift US interest rates this year.
Global markets fall after US President Donald Trump threatens Europe with further tariffs over allegations of unfair competition in the aviation industry. Meanwhile, the IMF expects Australia's economy to grow at an even slower pace, well below what the Budget had forecast.
Boeing's stock falls sharply after the company says it will cut production of its 737 MAX aircraft in the wake of two fatal crashes in less than five months. Meanwhile, Wall Street is bracing for the first quarterly profit decline in three years.