But rainy weather and a recent outbreak of the new coronavirus in the northern beach suburbs of Australia's largest city - which has put more than a quarter of a million people in lockdown for almost a week - kept the numbers down. "The sports bar at Paragon hotel in Loftus Street in Circular Quay has three cases associated", she said. People who were at the bar on December 16 at lunchtime for more than an hour are considered close contacts.
It finished the holiday-shortened week up 0.1%. As of 1220 GMT, Dow Jones futures were up 0.16%, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures had the indices opening 0.18% and 0.11% firmer, respectively. "The market is definitely expecting an aid package to go through", said Mr. Kassam. Investors have been focused on a swath of issues this week, including the prospects for coronavirus-relief legislation and signs of the rebound faltering.
A farmer from Orissa mentioned about various benefits he is getting from the Kisan Credit Card , including availability of loan at low-interest rates and other benefits. Why can not the government give it in writing?", Shiv Kumar Kakka, a senior leader of Sankyut Kisan Morcha - an umbrella body of 40 farmer unions - told PTI.
Based on her team's study, Tuite told Global News that withholding fewer doses during early distribution of the vaccine - so that more people can be immunized as soon as possible - could prevent an additional 25 to 40 per cent of symptomatic COVID-19 infections, compared to a more conservative approach that would reserve half of each vaccine instalment for the second dose.
Alibaba said in a statement it will cooperate with regulators in their investigation, and that its operations remain normal. In a report credited to Reuters , the e-Commerce juggernaut seems to be in hot water over its affiliate company, better known as Ant Group, as Chinese antitrust regulators plan to review if it was in anyway monopolistic.
The measure to boost the check size to $2,000 by unanimous consent failed due to the Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's , R-California, objection. How likely are $2,000 checks? This agreement is necessary in the House and in the Senate. It is unclear if Trump will ultimately sign the $2.3 trillion bill.