Here’s Yahoo Finance’s Friday morning wrap:
ASX: The ASX ix expected to rise at the open on Friday after a tech stock surge led Wall Street higher overnight.
Suncorp, MyState and New Energy Solar will deliver their results today.
Wall Street: The NASDAQ closed at a record high overnight, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 also finished higher.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended up 46.85 points, or 0.17 per cent, to 27,739.73, the S&P 500 gained 10.66 points, or 0.32 per cent, to 3,385.51 and the Nasdaq Composite added 118.49 points, or 1.06 per cent, to 11,264.95.
$5,000 lure: Victoria needs nurses, cleaners and care workers and according to The Sydney Morning Herald, they have a plan to get them there. Documents seen by the paper and The Age reveal interstate workers will be offered $5,000 payments to move to Melbourne and will also have accommodation and transport provided.
No jab, no job? Refusing to accept a Covid-19 vaccination could see you out of a job under a proposal from the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia. Here’s what you need to know.
Property myths: Should you wait until the market falls further to jump in? And what about interest rates? A property and loan expert has spilled on the five biggest Covid-19 property myths he’s seen going around.
Gmail: A major Gmail outage has been fixed, although there’s no detail on what caused the issue. Users struggled to send emails, create and upload files, talk in Google chat and work in Google Docs during the outage.
South Australia payments: Workers in South Australia could soon be eligible for $1,500 Covid-19 quarantine payments with the state government now working out the finer details.
On the agenda: The National Cabinet is set to meet today with border restrictions a major topic. The chief executive of Wesfarmers Rob Scott this morning told ABC Radio National that travel restrictions should be more closely tied to risk.
“I think in a way the state borders are somewhat arbitrary and what we need to be doing is thinking about it in a risk-management sort of way.”
Have a great day.
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