Saturday January 29-th, 2022

Bipartisan Senate group pitching $900 billion stimulus plan Bipartisan Senate group pitching $900 billion stimulus plan

A bipartisan group of US senators and members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed a $908 billion COVID-19 relief bill that would fund measures through March 31, including $228 billion in additional paycheck protection program funds fo...

Qantas to cut 2000 ground staff jobs as it turns to outsourcing Qantas to cut 2000 ground staff jobs as it turns to outsourcing

Monday's announcement brings the total job losses in Qantas to approximately 8500 of its 29,000 pre pandemic workforce. Qantas said in its statement announcing the change that it follows a A$2.7 billion statutory loss for the group in FY20 due ...

800-volt EV platform with bi-directional charging to benefit Genesis — GMP 800-volt EV platform with bi-directional charging to benefit Genesis — GMP

Obviously, the new E-GMP architecture is unlike Hyundai's existing electric platform which has essentially been engineered to accommodate internal combustion engines. Improved handling and stability is also promised as a result of this new platform, ...

Business owners are urging you to shop local this holiday season Business owners are urging you to shop local this holiday season

To encourage shoppers to get out on Saturday, Woodland Main Street put together a bag full of coupons, deals, and incentives for its customers. How and where we choose to spend our hard-earned dollars can actually dictate whether we strengthen our ...

Alia Bhatt pens poem for sister Shaheen's 32nd birthday Alia Bhatt pens poem for sister Shaheen's 32nd birthday

Coming back to Brahmastra , the drama also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Dimple Kapadia, and Mouni Roy. Alia is now living in her 2,300 square foot apartment worth over 13 crore in Juhu . The young actor already owns two houses, one in Juhu ...

UK Gov suffers massive defeat as Lords vote through amendment to IMB UK Gov suffers massive defeat as Lords vote through amendment to IMB

But cross-party amendments have been tabled to strike out clauses linked to the most contentious part of the Bill, namely part five which gives ministers the power to breach the Brexit divorce deal - known as the Withdrawal Agreement - brokered with ...

Yellen vows to rebuild U.S. economy Yellen vows to rebuild U.S. economy

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said Monday that he plans to nominate former Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen to become the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in its 231-year history, tapping the seasoned economist for the job of r...

"There is a Brexit deal to be done" - Coveney

In any event, negotiations are reportedly 95% done (it's always that last 5% that's the most hard!), with the final sticking points relating to state aid, fair competition, fishing rights, and conflict resolution mechanisms. "We don't need a deal at ...

OECD sees global economy turning the corner on coronavirus crisis OECD sees global economy turning the corner on coronavirus crisis

It predicts the global economy will shrink about 4.2 per cent this year and rebound by the same rate in 2021 before growing 3.7 per cent the following year. The general government's debt is projected to reach 213.7 pct of GDP this year, falling to 20...

Unilever New Zealand to trial four-day work week Unilever New Zealand to trial four-day work week

The managing director of Unilever New Zealand , Nick bangs , recognized that the adjustment of normal work practices as a result of the impact of the pandemic of COVID-19 it has served as the impetus for the introduction of the four-day work week...

United Kingdom still committed to European Union deal as differences remain — European Union trade talks United Kingdom still committed to European Union deal as differences remain — European Union trade talks

But the Raab said there was "a deal to be done" after the European Union showed progress on the so-called level playing field aimed at preventing unfair competition. This comes as talks over a trade deal enter their final days with serious differen...

Crude oil prices slip in cautious trading ahead of OPEC+ meeting Crude oil prices slip in cautious trading ahead of OPEC+ meeting

Brent crude for January delivery, which expires on Monday, decreased 59 cents to close at 47.59 dollars a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange. However, BCS Global Markets , while bullish, warned that there is substantial supply waiting in th...

China manufacturing activity continues expansion China manufacturing activity continues expansion

China's Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 54.9 from October's 53.6, marking the highest level since November 2010. "The internal (growth) impetus of the manufacturing sector has continuously risen with an improved...

Freeland set to deliver update on federal finances and economic outlook Freeland set to deliver update on federal finances and economic outlook

With COVID numbers on the rise, Freeland said Canadians should know that there is a plan to get the country back to normal. But Trudeau has come under criticism from opposition parties this month for saying Canadians won't be among the first to the...

GM cuts back terms of partnership with Nikola, shares drop over 24% GM cuts back terms of partnership with Nikola, shares drop over 24%

The proposed pickup was initially presented as an original design before Nikola announced a tentative agreement in September to have GM build it on the same platform that will be used for next year's GMC HUMMER EV. GM shares were marginally down. N...

Canada to Prevent Distribution of Some Drugs Ahead of US Rule Canada to Prevent Distribution of Some Drugs Ahead of US Rule

Canadian health minister Patty Hajdu on Friday announced new measures to protect the country's drug supply from bulk importations that could worsen drug shortages. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has also spoken of allowing U.S. imports of prescript...

Sydney restaurant receives notice of possible COVID-19 exposure Sydney restaurant receives notice of possible COVID-19 exposure

Negative, left, and positive rapid tests are seen at the rapid-testing pop-up site in the Richard Murray Design Building in Halifax on Tuesday, Nov. Museums, libraries, and fitness and recreational facilities are also closed. The important thing ...

Oil prices slip prior to OPEC+ Group's meet on 2021 output policy Oil prices slip prior to OPEC+ Group's meet on 2021 output policy

OPEC + data shows a three-month extension of existing cuts would still leave oil inventories in the industrial world in 2021 above their five-year average, a key benchmark monitored by OPEC +, although the overhang would be reduced. "While there are...

Coronavirus vaccine: Moderna drug shows 100% efficacy against severe infections Coronavirus vaccine: Moderna drug shows 100% efficacy against severe infections

The FDA, in response to the development, has told Moderna it should expect a meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) under its Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER). Independent advisers to th...

Petrol price crosses ₹90 per litre mark in few cities Petrol price crosses ₹90 per litre mark in few cities

Since petrol prices vary due to varying tax regimes , it is still below Rs 80 per litre in some cities even as it is steep in others. Oil companies kept check on the rise in price, much to the relief of consumers, after 9 days of hikes in the last 1...

USA online sales surge to near-record on 'Black Friday' USA online sales surge to near-record on 'Black Friday'

There were no long queues or customers pushing trolleys full of goods. "We knew Black Friday [traffic] was going to be down, we just didn't know how much it was going to be down". The NRF forecasts overall USA holiday retail sales will increase bet...

Australia demands apology from China after fake image posted on social media Australia demands apology from China after fake image posted on social media

China's Foreign Ministry had earlier posted the doctored image, showing the child with its face covered by the Australian flag and holding a lamb as what appears to be a special forces soldier holds a knife to their throat. Despite China blocking Twi...

Zappos co-founder Tony Hsieh dies at 46 Zappos co-founder Tony Hsieh dies at 46

The person, whose name authorities did not release, was eventually taken to Bridgeport Hospital, which has a burn center. Thomas Curcio, head of the New London Fire Department, said in an interview with the outlet that firefighters were called to the...

Microsoft employees can work from home (or anywhere) forever Microsoft employees can work from home (or anywhere) forever

Microsoft will allow employees to work from home freely for less than 50 per cent of their working week, or for managers to approve permanent remote work. Twitter and Square, for instance, will allow employees to work remotely in perpetuity, and F...

'You don't want to wait': Christmas trees selling fast in Saskatoon 'You don't want to wait': Christmas trees selling fast in Saskatoon

The family says the trees are in high demand this year with the first call for firs coming on Halloween. Wilson says a because it takes "about 10 to 12 years to bring a tree to market", a tree shortage in North America due to the 2008 market crash ...

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