The Federal Reserve kept interest rates pinned near zero on Wednesday (US time) and promised to keep them there until inflation is on track to “moderately exceed” the US central bank’s 2 per cent inflation target “for some time.”
The change in guidance is part of a monetary policy shift announced by the Fed last month that is aimed to offset years of weak inflation and allow the economy to keep adding jobs for as long as possible. But it came at the cost of two dissents, one from a policymaker …
Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records 15 COVID-19 cases as US death toll surpasses 200,000; Australia secures COVAX agreement as nation’s death toll jumps to 859 – The Age
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has passed 31 million, Johns Hopkins University data shows, while deaths from the virus have passed 966,000.
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More than $6.5 million in grants will be available for minor upgrades to reduce contamination risks, such as installing sensor taps or modifying facilities.
Mental Health Minister Martin Foley said the lockdown had taken a toll on the mental health of many people and these providers had stepped up during the pandemic.
“We’re ensuring these vital support services are safe and ready for those who need them,” he said.
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Man told to ‘break up’ with girlfriend over her grocery habit – NEWS.com.au
Man told to ‘break up’ with girlfriend over her grocery habit
Grocery shopping is a tedious, time-consuming task that no one really loves doing and its why some couples prefer to split the household chore.But, the real challenge is when you get home and have to put it all away.
Everyone has a different approach when it comes to unpacking and loading their fridge or pantry with groceries, however one woman’s method has left her boyfriend so stunned, he had to share a snap on Reddit.
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Tesla shares plunge after Musk says better batteries three years away – The Australian Financial Review
The new cells will provide five times more energy, six times more power and 16 per cent greater driving range, CEO Elon Musk said at the company’s ‘Battery Day’.
Building an affordable electric car “has always been our dream from the beginning of the company”, Musk told an online audience of more than 270,000.
However, Musk described a new generation of electric vehicle batteries that will be more powerful, longer lasting and half as expensive than the company’s current cells .
Tesla’s new larger cylindrical cells, called 4680, will provide five times more energy, six times more power and 16 per cent greater driving range, Musk said, adding that full p…
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