Dow climbs 691 points as healthcare firms make progress towards coronavirus treatment

Dow climbs 691 points as healthcare firms make progress towards coronavirus treatment

Dow climbs 691 points as healthcare firms make progress towards coronavirus treatment
Macy’s to furlough most of its 130,000 employees after being forced to close its 500 stores – Daily Mail

Macy’s to furlough most of its 130,000 employees after being forced to close its...

Unemployment in the U.S hit a record high last week with 3.28M making claims, main. Macy's, inset, said Monday it is transitioning to an 'absolute minimum workforce'.
ASX to extend recovery; Wesfarmers reduces Coles stake

ASX to extend recovery; Wesfarmers reduces Coles stake

LiveUpdated Mar 31, 2020 – 8.07am, first published at 7.49am3 mins ago – 8.07amCollins Food sees sales hit from store closuresWilliam McInnesCollins Food says the closure of its dine-in KFC and Taco Bell restaurants has taken a hit on the company's overall sales.Collins Food has closed dine in services in a number of markets. SuppliedThe company…
Australian virus cases rise 6.6pc; Global cases above 766,300

Australian virus cases rise 6.6pc; Global cases above 766,300

LiveUpdated Mar 31, 2020 – 7.46am, first published at 7.16amKey PointsCOVID-19 cases are up 263, or 6.6 per cent, to 4243.Globally, there are 766,366 cases and 36,873 people have died.For a daily update straight to your inbox, subscribe to our newsletter, Need to know, here.24 mins ago – 7.46amGeffen deletes Instagram following iso yacht backlashAmerican…
Cuomo: Playing politics like Trump amid coronavirus is ‘anti-American’ – Business Insider

Cuomo: Playing politics like Trump amid coronavirus is ‘anti-American’ – Business Insider

"I think it's inappropriate, and I think it's counter-productive, and I think it's anti-American," Cuomo said. "Forget the politics."
Inside G.M.’s Race to Build Ventilators, Before Trump’s Attack – The New York Times

Inside G.M.’s Race to Build Ventilators, Before Trump’s Attack – The New York Times

The automaker and its partner, Ventec, had spent more than a week figuring out how to make thousands of the lifesaving devices when the White House said G.M. was “wasting time.”
ASX to rise, oil prices further collapse

ASX to rise, oil prices further collapse

Mar 31, 2020 – 5.10amAustralian shares are set to open higher, extending Monday's 7% surge.ASX futures were up 14 points or 0.3% to 5205 near 5am AEDT. The local currency slipped lower.Shares closed higher across Europe. Shares were higher in mid afternoon trade in New York.Oil benchmark Brent crude plunged to its cheapest in 18…
Senator calls for investigation into China’s handling of coronavirus – Business Insider

Senator calls for investigation into China’s handling of coronavirus – Business Insider

Sen. Josh Hawley wants Beijing to "pay for the lives and livelihoods that it has destroyed."
Macy’s will start furloughing most employees this week as it copes with significant sales losses – CNBC

Macy’s will start furloughing most employees this week as it copes with significant sales...

The retailer declined to say how many employees will be furloughed, but said it will be across Macy's, Bloomingdale's and Bluemercury.
Europe races to start mass testing, ramp up medical production

Europe races to start mass testing, ramp up medical production

Mar 31, 2020 – 3.22amLondon | European countries are looking to ramp up mass testing and the production of medical equipment, even as they send increasingly hopeful messages about their progress with the Continental pandemic.Britain and Belgium are among the countries calling out a potential tapering in the COVID-19 epidemic's intensity, while in Germany there…