Saturday January 29-th, 2022

For $39 extra, Frontier Airlines will let passengers keep their distance For $39 extra, Frontier Airlines will let passengers keep their distance

IATA said evidence suggests the risk of transmission on board aircraft is low. One is that passengers face forward with limited face-to-face interactions and another is that seats provide a barrier to transmission forward to aft in the cabin.

Zoom Acquires Encryption Startup Keybase to Fix Privacy, Security Zoom Acquires Encryption Startup Keybase to Fix Privacy, Security

The lack of end-to-end encryption has been one of the many criticisms of Zoom in recent months, and the company is keen to address this. "This acquisition marks a key step for Zoom as we attempt to accomplish the creation of a truly private video...

IAG plans meaningful return to flying in July IAG plans meaningful return to flying in July

IAG also said today that it was planning for flights to return to service in July. Covid-19 has seen passenger capacity fall by 94%. IAG's Spanish airlines, including Iberia, secured a commercial loan with backing from the country's government.

Google, Facebook Extend Work-From-Home Plans Google, Facebook Extend Work-From-Home Plans

Last week Amazon announced its plans to let headquarters staff work from home until "at least October 2nd", while Microsoft said two days ago that staff had the option of working remotely until the end of October. During an all hands-meeting on Thu...

Pence’s press secretary tests positive for coronavirus Pence’s press secretary tests positive for coronavirus

Trump attended a public event at the World War II memorial on Friday before meeting with Republican members of Congress at the White House, according to the White House. Both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have drawn fire for not donning face ...

Financier Vista Invests $1.7 Billion in India’s Reliance Jio Financier Vista Invests $1.7 Billion in India’s Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio , the fast-growing telecom carrier controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani , began operations in late 2016. Shares of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) rose almost 2.6 per cent in early trade, buoyant on the news of its wholly-owned subsi...

Unemployment numbers reach historic levels locally, across Canada Unemployment numbers reach historic levels locally, across Canada

Analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast a loss of 4 million jobs and an unemployment rate of 18%, up from the 7.8% seen in March, when 1 million jobs were lost. The decline in employment is the largest observed by Statistics Canada. Youths aged 15-...

Economic warnings push ASX 0.4pc lower Economic warnings push ASX 0.4pc lower

The worst performer was the heavyweight financial index down 1.5 per cent weighed down by the Big Four banks. Woodside Petroleum fell 1.4 per cent to $21.65, Cooper Energy dropped 5 per cent to 38¢, Oil Search declined 2.7 per cent to $2.87, Origin...

ME meat processing plant reopens after coronavirus outbreak ME meat processing plant reopens after coronavirus outbreak

The closures have led to meat shortage forecasts and purchase limits at some grocery store chains. The announcement comes as the company defends its decision to resume limited production at the Waterloo plant, its largest pork facility in the c...

US, China pledge cooperation on trade agreement despite coronavirus spat

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Wednesday asserted that China covered up the origins of the virus even as he eased off earlier claims of " enormous evidence " that the virus escaped from a Wuhan laboratory. Watch more excerpts from the inte...

Futures climb as Sino-US tensions ease Futures climb as Sino-US tensions ease

On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 211.25 points, or 0.89 per cent, to 23,875.89. S&P 500 futures pointed to a positive start on Wall Street after news that China and the US had a constructive phone call on trade. Encouraging data...

US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

However, the Labor Department acknowledged it "cannot precisely quantify the effects of the pandemic on the job market in March", and errors in counting those who lost jobs mean the unemployment rate was like a full point higher. The agency warned th...

Tesla wants to restart production at California plant on Friday

The company's CEO Elon Musk has been particularly critical of the lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, referring to it as "fascist", and has called for a reopening of the economy. Bosques added that Tesla resuming production at ...

Coronavirus: Pandemic sends U.S. jobless rate to 14.7% Coronavirus: Pandemic sends U.S. jobless rate to 14.7%

To put that into perspective, the USA economy has never lost more than 2 million jobs in a single month. The economic damage has been swift and stunning. The current all-time high of jobless claims occurred in the week ending March 28 with a total ...

Trump donor to serve as next postmaster general Trump donor to serve as next postmaster general

Members "appreciated Louis's depth of knowledge on the important issues facing the Postal Service and his desire to work with all of our stakeholders on preserving and protecting this essential institution", Duncan added. The Government Accountabili...

Quebec unemployment rate soars to 17%, highest ever recorded Quebec unemployment rate soars to 17%, highest ever recorded

Analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast a loss of 4 million jobs and an unemployment rate of 18%, up from the 7.8% seen in March, when 1 million jobs were lost. Since August of previous year, the local economy had added almost 13,000 jobs, a streak...

Oil jumps after Saudi Arabia raises prices to shore up recovery Oil jumps after Saudi Arabia raises prices to shore up recovery

For the week, Brent was still up about 11% and WTI up about 18%. Amid signs that demand may slowly be returning, crude has rallied over the past two weeks. For cargoes loading for Asia in Could, Aramco lowers pricing even additional, and it's antic...

Markets open in negative zone, Sensex falls 322 points Markets open in negative zone, Sensex falls 322 points

At the close, the tech-heavy Nasdaq was the only one of Wall Street' major indices to close in green as it gained 0.5 per cent, while Dow and S&P 500 slipped 0.9 and 0.7 per cent, respectively. COVID-19 cases in the country crossed the 50,000 mark in...

One of Trump’s personal valets tests positive for Covid-19 One of Trump’s personal valets tests positive for Covid-19

Right now we're all warriors". The following day, the White House said anyone expec ted to be near the President or Mr Pence would be given a rapid COVID-19 test out of an abundance of caution. Dr. Deborah Birx, right, coronavirus task force co-ord...

Lira hits record low as Ankara targets 'manipulation' by foreign banks Lira hits record low as Ankara targets 'manipulation' by foreign banks

The lira stood at 7.1500 at 12:44 GMT, firming 0.7 percent, having weakened as much as 1 percent to 7.2690. Market concerns had been stoked by comments from a US Federal Reserve policymaker, which traders interpreted as ruling out a Fed swap li...

More than 20 million jobs vanish in April More than 20 million jobs vanish in April

US businesses cut an unprecedented 20.2 million jobs in April, an epic collapse with coronavirus outbreak closing the offices, factories, schools, construction sites and stores that propel the USA economy. "The only sector that didn't lose jobs was e...

'Upset' Trump potentially exposed to COVID-19 by ill staffer 'Upset' Trump potentially exposed to COVID-19 by ill staffer

Since learning of the positive case, Gidley says, both President Trump and Vice President Pence were tested again for the virus. More than 74,000 people in the United States have died of Covid-19 and more than 1.2 million people have been infected,...

Trump urges China, Russia, US arms control in Putin call: W.House Trump urges China, Russia, US arms control in Putin call: W.House

Cases of the coronavirus have topped 160,000 in Russian Federation, despite a national lockdown and business closures. "At the appropriate time we'll do that". And even as Trump moves to send life-saving medical equipment to Russian Federation, his...

UK dairy industry and government unite to launch consumer campaign UK dairy industry and government unite to launch consumer campaign

Eligible dairy farmers will be entitled to cover 70 per cent of their lost income during April and May to ensure they can continue to operate and sustain production capacity without impacts on animal welfare. The £1 million promotional campaign will ...

PM announces $240M for online healthcare platforms PM announces $240M for online healthcare platforms

At the time, Trudeau also invested $7.5 million into Kids Help Phone, while Premier Doug Ford announced a $12-million investment into digital health services. The Prime Minister announced the expansion of existing online tools as well as new virtual ...

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