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Australia government says growth rate of coronavirus infection slows

Australia government says growth rate of coronavirus infection slows As the Morrison government continued work on Sunday night on the third economic stimulus package in as many weeks - which will include a wage guarantee allowing businesses to keep people on the payroll during a shutdown - the prime minister and the premiers signed off on regulatory measures to assist landlords and renters, while urging both parties to negotiate sensible commercial terms. [Full Article...]

Covid-19 funding: PM announces $1.1B health and domestic violence package

Covid-19 funding: PM announces $1.1B health and domestic violence package Australians can now get the latest coronavirus information straight to their smartphones as the government tips more than $1 billion into support for mental and primary health care during the coronavirus crisis. Australian media reported today a number of fines were given to people for breaching quarantines after states moved last week to implement ad hoc fines and even jail terms for individu... [Full Article...]

Instacart shoppers to strike for better protection against coronavirus

Instacart shoppers to strike for better protection against coronavirus Instacart is one of several companies delivering essentials to households and now expanding rapidly at a time when much of the American economy is at risk of contracting. "The health and safety of our entire community - shoppers, customers, and employees - is our first priority", an Instacart spokesperson said in a statement to TechCrunch. [Full Article...]

Texas Roadhouse CEO giving up base salary, bonus to pay 'frontline' employees

Texas Roadhouse CEO giving up base salary, bonus to pay 'frontline' employees Kent Taylor, the chief executive officer of Texas Roadhouse , is giving up his base salary and incentive bonus to pay hourly restaurant employees, according to FSR Magazine. In a report by MarketWatch on Wednesday, W. Kent Taylor agreed to forgo his base salary and bonus between March 18 and January 7 of next year. Taylor also recently donated $5 million to a company charitable fund called An... [Full Article...]

Slack is working on a way to call Microsoft Teams users

Slack is working on a way to call Microsoft Teams users Slack saw its concurrent user figure reach 12.5 million yesterday, breaking its record as millions turn to working from home. While the statement from Butterfield shows Slack's intention to ditch the rivalry for mutual growth and helping as many users as possible during this crisis, there is no word on how the said Teams integration would work . [Full Article...]

Kings County confirms its first case of coronavirus. Patient is quarantined

Kings County confirms its first case of coronavirus. Patient is quarantined Many people aren't being tested. The University of Puget Sound on Thursday announced "two self-reports from campus community members of confirmed cases of COVID-19". The person may be homeless or medical professionals may not have entered the person's county of residence into the state's electronic database, health officials have previously said. [Full Article...]

Canada to cover up to 75 percent of salaries for businesses

Canada to cover up to 75 percent of salaries for businesses However, closing the borders within Canada hasn't been ruled out. Trudeau didn't elaborate on how transport workers would screen passengers, only saying it would be the responsibility of airlines and train companies. "And I am happy to continue to do this". His wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, received a positive COVID-19 test result earlier this month following a visit to London. [Full Article...]

Dow Has Biggest Rally Since 1933, Surging 11.4% On Stimulus Hopes

Dow Has Biggest Rally Since 1933, Surging 11.4% On Stimulus Hopes Investors had been jittery leading up to the release of the latest unemployment benefits data, unsure of how severely the coronavirus pandemic had ripped through the USA labor force. It would flood the country with cash in an effort to stem the crushing economic impact of an intensifying pandemic that has killed about 1,000 and infected almost 70,000 people in the United States. [Full Article...]


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