US department store chain Nordstrom said it was on track Make a quarterly profit despite a sharp drop in sales during the holiday season. The Seattle-based company said net sales for the nine weeks to early January were down 22 percent from a year ago.
Thirteen US states have the presence of the fast-spreading variant of coronavirus which was first discovered in the UK, with Wisconsin and New Mexico becoming the last places to join the growing list on Wednesday.
The United States. The budget deficit increased to $ 573 billion late last year, driven by a fiscal stimulus package to help households and businesses weather the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The deficit is up 61 percent from a year ago in the fiscal first quarter that runs through December, the Treasury said.
Portugal is to impose a national lockdown from midnight on Thursday, with people staying at home, closing most shops and services and enforcing remote working as hospitals grapple with record coronavirus infections.
California reported to be Wednesday second highest daily increase in deaths from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, with back-to-back days of more than 500 fatalities. Authorities attributed a further 589 deaths to the coronavirus, second only to the record 695 reported on Jan. 9.
The UK has the highest daily rise in the number of deaths from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. The nation reported a further 1,564 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test. More than 1,000 of the new deaths reported Wednesday occurred in the past four days.
Researchers in the US have discovered two new variants of coronavirus, which they say became the dominant species in Ohio’s capital, Columbus, within just three weeks.
Turkey will begin his vaccination program tomorrow after approval of China’s CoronaVac emergency injection. Fahrettin Koca, the country’s health minister, received the first dose on live television and said the immunization of health workers would begin Thursday.
Employment in the US clean energy sector ended 2020 at its end lowest level in five years. Despite the addition of nearly 17,000 jobs in December, approximately 429,000 people previously employed in the sector remain unemployed, according to an analysis by BW Research Partnership.
Infection rates among those who received the first of a two-stage BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine fell within days, initial data from the Israeli Ministry of Health indicated.
Italy will extends the national emergency Until the end of April. An extension of the emergency is necessary because of “a general worsening epidemic,” Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Wednesday.
Debenhams’ flagship store on Oxford Street in London is one of six that will not reopen once the Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed. The department store group will not reopen stores in Portsmouth, Staines, Harrogate, Weymouth and Worcester. About 320 jobs are lost as a result.
Nicola Sturgeon, the prime minister of Scotland, announced Wednesday new ‘click and collect’ restrictions Retailers and businesses offering take-out food and beverages said tougher measures were needed to keep the new coronavirus variant under control.