Saturday January 29-th, 2022

Pay rise announced for nearly 900,000 public sector workers Pay rise announced for nearly 900,000 public sector workers

Each award is recommended by independent pay review bodies, which take into account factors such as affordability and the wider employment market. "These past months have underlined what we always knew; that our public sector workers make a vital c...

GOP Initially Agrees to Payroll Tax Cut in First Draft Relief Bill GOP Initially Agrees to Payroll Tax Cut in First Draft Relief Bill

McConnell said he supports "another round of direct payments" to Americans - something President Trump and top members of his administration have said they, too, support. "We need to rise to the occasion one more time". Schumer and Pelosi said the ...

Oakland Workers Rally During National Strike for Black Lives Oakland Workers Rally During National Strike for Black Lives

Elsewhere in New York City and in New Jersey and CT, organizers said 6,000 workers at 85 nursing homes picketed, walked off the job or took other actions to highlight how predominantly Black and Hispanic workers and the residents they serve are...

Construction to benefit from JobKeeper extension Construction to benefit from JobKeeper extension

The full-rate per fortnight will be reduced from the current $1500 to $1200 on 28 September. "These payments have given enormous support to people when they've needed it most". The first phase, from August 4, will require those in receipt of JobSee...

Jeff Bezos adds record $13bn to his fortune in one day Jeff Bezos adds record $13bn to his fortune in one day

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Pay rise for nearly 900,000 United Kingdom public sector workers Pay rise for nearly 900,000 United Kingdom public sector workers

Shelagh argued that "there must be something coming" for workers that were left out of the pay rise, as she couldn't believe that nurses would be left out. "Many of the most highly skilled doctors in the NHS have seen their pay whittled away year o...

Walmart ends Black Friday tradition by closing stores on Thanksgiving Walmart ends Black Friday tradition by closing stores on Thanksgiving

CEO John Furner wrote. The company will distribute cash bonuses out to store, club, distribution center, and fulfillment center employees for their dedication "during this unprecedented time", the company said in a press release. For the past t...

$600 FPUC Benefit Set to Expire July 25 $600 FPUC Benefit Set to Expire July 25

Gaughran is asking them to extend the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, writing, "Without it, many individuals who are still out of work, due to no fault of their own, will face hard decisions of whether to put food on the table or pay thei...

Coronavirus: Stocks rise on stimulus 'game changer' for European Union recovery Coronavirus: Stocks rise on stimulus 'game changer' for European Union recovery

Diplomats are in a final push on Monday to reach what the chairman of the European Union summit described as "mission impossible". Summit Chairman Charles Michel said he would present the 27 leaders with a new proposal and was confident it could be...

New recovery fund proposal made at European Union summit New recovery fund proposal made at European Union summit

With masks and hygienic gel everywhere at the summit, the 27 leaders were constantly reminded of the potent medical and economic threat the virus poses to their continent, and grudgingly committed to a costly, massive aid package for those hit hardes...

Alibaba affiliate Ant Group aims for $200 billion valuation in dual IPO Alibaba affiliate Ant Group aims for $200 billion valuation in dual IPO

A company announcement said the shares will be listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and on a Nasdaq-styled tech board called STAR that was set up on the Shanghai Stock Exchange previous year. "For Ant, it has performed very well and gained from ...

JobKeeper Payment and income support extended JobKeeper Payment and income support extended

The extension will cost the Government around $16 billion, taking the scheme's total cost to $86 billion. "That was not available to the Government back in April", Mr Morrison said. However, while the $550 JobSeeker supplement will be reduced to $2...

‘Only a matter of time’ until gold hits new record high - Citigroup ‘Only a matter of time’ until gold hits new record high - Citigroup

At the same time, there are concerns over production. Of 275 disrupted mining operations globally, the most-impacted were gold and silver mines, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. "Silver is now trading at close to a record discount to ...

Nearly 20 new cases of COVID-19 Nearly 20 new cases of COVID-19

Saskatchewan introduced universal testing last week, allowing anyone to access a COVID-19 test upon request by contacting HealthLine 811 for a referral. The other case was in the north region. There are 10 people in hospital. There have been 184 ...

Oil steady amid hope for virus vaccine Oil steady amid hope for virus vaccine

The more-active September futures added 1 cent to $40.76 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 was down $0.32, or 0.7%, at $42.82 per barrel by 1339 GMT, while the US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) CLc1 slipped $0.29, or 0.7%, to $40.30. Investors are looking...

Ready to vote? Primary ballots are in the mail Ready to vote? Primary ballots are in the mail

You can download the application online and fill it out from home, then deliver or mail the application, as long as it's completed and postmarked by Monday. Plaintiffs' lawyers stressed the significance of the voter-education provisions in the settle...

Hand sanitisers which may contain unsafe methanol ingredient identified by FDA Hand sanitisers which may contain unsafe methanol ingredient identified by FDA

There are more than 1500 manufacturers have been permitted to come out with their products, the quality appears to have taken a backseat. But recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that some hand sanitizers may end up having ...

Toronto, Peel left behind as more of Ontario to enter Stage 3 Toronto, Peel left behind as more of Ontario to enter Stage 3

Windsor-Essex was the last region in the province to advance to Stage 2, with Leamington and Kingsville advancing on July 7. Stage 3, it should be noted, represents a much wider reopening of the province with indoor dining resuming at bars and rest...

United States stocks end higher as stimulus optimisms offset pandemic worries United States stocks end higher as stimulus optimisms offset pandemic worries

The materials sector added 1% after gold prices rose as more than 14.5 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally, according to a Reuters tally. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 20.44 points at 16,143.92. Technology, co...

Indian MSMEs on Amazon global selling programme cross $2 billion in exports Indian MSMEs on Amazon global selling programme cross $2 billion in exports

Speaking on India's MSME sector, Amit Agarwal said that MSMEs are the backbone of the Indian economy. Amazon witnessed a growth of 47% percent in the number of global sellers from India in 2019 with majority of them coming from cities like Delhi, R...

EBay Nearing Sale Of Classified-Ads Business 07/20/2020 EBay Nearing Sale Of Classified-Ads Business 07/20/2020

The Wall Street Journal first reported in February that eBay was planning to sell off its classifieds business, with prospective buyers named at that time including private equity firms TPG and Blackstone Group, Naspers, and German publisher Ax...

Starting next week, Publix will require all customers to wear face masks Starting next week, Publix will require all customers to wear face masks

Home Depot: All customers must wear a mask in stores starting July 22 . Many businesses have shied away from mandating masks. Kohl's recently implemented a face mask requirement at its stores, saying the policy goes into effect on July 20.

Euro hovers near 4-month peak as EU leaders tackle 'mission impossible' Euro hovers near 4-month peak as EU leaders tackle 'mission impossible'

Bond markets also cheered the progress, with the risk premium investors pay for holding Italian government debt over Germany's - the bloc's benchmark - falling to 162 basis points, the lowest level since March 27. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index droppe...

Disney cuts ad spending on Facebook amid growing boycott Disney cuts ad spending on Facebook amid growing boycott

Disney has paused advertising of its streaming video service Disney+ on Facebook as the company is concerned about Facebook's enforcement of its policies surrounding objectionable content, the report said . "Billions of dollars (are invested) each y...

FTC considering deposing top Facebook executives in antitrust probe FTC considering deposing top Facebook executives in antitrust probe

People familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal and Fox Business that the FTC is mulling calling Zuckerberg and Sandberg, and that some top officials at Facebook are preparing for possible summons. Anthony Fauci, the leading U.S. exp...

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