Live Stock Market Tracker – The New York Times

With demand falling, oil companies are slashing production and jobs. With the coronavirus pandemic all but eliminating travel, demand for energy is tumbling, and oil companies from Algeria to West Texas are slashing budgets. Refineries are cutting production of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, and oil companies are dropping rigs, …

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The Safety Net Is Stronger. What Happens After the Coronavirus?

WASHINGTON — President Trump and congressional Republicans spent the last three years fighting to cut anti-poverty programs and expand work rules, so their support for emergency relief — especially in the form of directly sending people checks, usually a nonstarter in American politics — is a significant reversal of their …

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Travel is where the heart is

On this week’s episode of The Pod Well Travelled, travel editor Stephen Scourfield joins travel journalists Will Yeoman and Mogens Johansen for a frank yet fun discussion about the future of the cruising industry, NT cells, forest bathing, their favourite hotels, meditation and more…

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Players wait, Rugby Aust cut 75% of staff

Three quarters of Rugby Australia’s (RA) staff will be stood down for the next three months and the remainder retained on drastically reduced salaries as the code braces for a potential $120 million hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. RA chief executive Raelene Castle announced what was described as “the toughest …

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The Lighthouse Keepers | The West Australian

A bonus audiobook from The Pod Well Travelled. Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield develops deeper themes in fiction, and his novella The Lighthouse Keepers is set at a remote lighthouse on a rocky Australian island. But the drama that unfolds there is told in the quiet, controlled environment of a pigeon …

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