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5 things you need to know today

1. Parts of Australia will reach the mid-40s this week as a heatwave pushes temperatures up to 12 degrees higher than the average during the day.

2. The government is considering a system that would see industry and retail super funds, as well as other asset managers, manage the super investments of workers alongside the Future Fund according to a report by the AFR.

3. Wall Street has begun the week down slightly, after the Dow Jones fell 0.36% and the S&P 500 fell 0.54%, while the Nasdaq dropped 0.94%

4. Donald Trump has called allegations that he worked for Russia a "big fat hoax" after a report by The New York Times said that the FBI had investigated whether the president was being influenced by the Kremlin.

5. A researcher from the University of Sydney has found that plants are able to be conditioned similar to how Pavlov conditioned dogs to salivate after hearing a bell, the ABC reported.

Published on: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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