8. Thursday's pick of the news links

Here are my pick of the links to news on the political economy from other news sites on Thursday.

Reuters: Trump backs down, orders end to family separations at U.S. border

Newsroom Pro: Fletcher's 2018 results to include one-time charges of $85M-$95M for restructuring, impairments of Rocla, Roof Tiles

Henry Cooke (Stuff): Greens leave oral question blank as more resignations hit backroom office

Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): Seven reasons why wages may finally rise

Scott Palmer (Newshub): New Zealand reaches crisis point with drinking

Zac Fleming (RNZ): MPI refuses to explain Thompson and Clark decisions

Mei Heron (1News): 'It's over 300 per cent!' Wellington woman shocked by $5000 increase in insurance

SMH: Sydney, Melbourne house prices tipped to fall 10 per cent

ABC Australia: Fears of housing 'fire sale' as interest-only loans roll into principal plus interest

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