For women's weightlifting medalist Hiromi Miyake, who won medals in two Olympics in a row, her fifth straight games is at stake. At this point, we have received $98 million (£83.5m) in milestone payments under the contract. Before this week's decision, the International Olympic Committee had insisted on pushing ahead with plans to hold the Games as scheduled in late July.
Futures linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average wavered between gains and losses, suggesting that USA blue-chip shares are poised for a day of volatility when the market opens in NY. " If there's not too much damage done to the workforce, to the businesses during the shutdown period, however long that may be, then we could see a fairly quick rebound ", Bernanke told CNBC's "Squawk Box".
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said Trump would "absolutely, absolutely, absolutely" sign the bill once passed by Congress, The Washington Post reported . With 21,689 cases, New York State counts for nearly half of the US' total amount. The sweeping orders are aimed at slowing the pathogen's spread, but have upended daily life as schools and businesses shutter indefinitely.
While the speaker said that it meets some of the Democrats' demands, she did not say if or when or how the House would take it up if the Senate passes it as is expected. But the changes didn't incorporate all of House Democrats' counterproposal. In hopes of appeasing those members, Democratic leaders are already telling lawmakers that food stamps will be in the next, fourth round of coronavirus relief, according to a former leadership staffer familiar with those conversations.
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 55 cents, or 2.3%, to $24.56 a barrel, a 2.3% gain. USA senators and Trump administration officials have reached an agreement on the $2-trillion stimulus bill which is expected to be passed through the Congress later on Wednesday.
France now has almost 20,000 confirmed cases, with over 800 deaths. As France's healthcare system comes underneath acute pressure, the Philippe refused to rule out localized curfews. The lockdown, already in place for a week nationwide, orders all in France to stay inside except for essential trips outside such as shopping. "It goes without saying that if neighbouring states such as the United Kingdom spend too long continuing to avoid these containment measures, then we would have ...