New York AG calls Amazon warehouse worker firing ‘disgraceful’ – Business Insider
"At a time when so many New Yorkers are struggling and are deeply concerned about their safety, this action was also immoral and inhumane," said NY AG Letitia James.
Asia markets mostly gain on Chinese factory expansion surprise – South China Morning Post
Most Asia markets have gained Tuesday, as Chinese manufacturing unexpectedly expanded and US stocks rallied overnight as the world’s governments step up stimulus efforts in the face of a global recession.
Small businesses pin hopes on wage subsidies
Mar 31, 2020 – 5.55pmTony Dench is one of over 190,000 business owners in Australia hoping the Coalition's new wage subsidy package will help him keep his workers employed.Business "dropped off a cliff" over the past fortnight at the family-run Dench Bakery, as the virus crisis hit both its cafe and wholesale bakehouse in Melbourne's…
Government goes into hibernation
Mar 31, 2020 – 5.37pmCommonwealth public agencies are closing down or postponing non-urgent policy and regulatory initiatives, as the government focuses all its efforts on the impact of the COVID-19 virus.ACCC chair Rod Sims, speaking from self-isolation, says competition authorisations give firms a clear line in the sand. AFRMajor federal regulators such as the Australian Competition…
Amid coronavirus fears, Gaza couples downsize, delay weddings
Gaza City, Gaza - When the Hamas authorities reported the first two cases of coronavirus in the besieged Gaza Strip earlier this month, it was accompanied by an announcement that a slew of businesses would be shuttered indefinitely, including restaurants, cafes and wedding halls. The measures were introduced in an attempt to slow the potential…