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World No.1 McIlroy calls for PGA Tour cancellation

World No.1 McIlroy calls for PGA Tour cancellation

Rory McIlory has called on all players to be tested for the coronavirus after the US PGA made the decision to contest the Players Championship without any fans. To date, the Players Championship will continue, with US PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan announcing that all tournaments would continue through to the Texas Open in early...

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Flight Centre to close up to 100 stores

Flight Centre to close up to 100 stores

Travel agency Flight Centre will close up to 100 stores and has scrapped its earnings guidance due to the coronavirus outbreak. The company said on Friday that the stores will close before June 30, and sales staff will transfer to other stores, as part of moves to slash costs. Flight Centre brands include Escape Travel and...

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Rugby Australia mulling response to virus

Rugby Australia mulling response to virus

Rugby Australia officials are meeting to determine how to handle the coronavirus threat ahead of three Super Rugby matches on Australian soil this weekend. A RA spokesman said the governing body was still abiding by its midweek stance on the pandemic, which was to assess the health of players and officials on a daily basis....

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Coronavirus forces closure of Brisbane KFC restaurant

Coronavirus forces closure of Brisbane KFC restaurant

A fast-food chain has been forced to close one of its Brisbane locations after a worker tested positive for coronavirus. The KFC store at Deagon, on Brisbane’s northside, displayed signage on its doors which read: “the restaurant is temporarily closed today”. In a statement to Nine News KFC confirmed one of its team members had...

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European stocks suffer worst day in history as coronavirus panic grows

European stocks suffer worst day in history as coronavirus panic grows

European stocks had their worst day in history Thursday as fears mounted over economic fallout from the novel coronavirus and measures taken by the European Central Bank to cushion the blow from the crisis failed to impress investors. The ECB said it would ramp up bond purchases to help support the economy, joining policymakers around...

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PM ‘angry’ as Holden quits Australia

PM ‘angry’ as Holden quits Australia

The prime minister is angry that General Motors took billions of dollars in government subsidies only to let the Holden brand die and then walk away from the Australian market. General Motors on Monday announced it was retiring the Holden brand from sales in Australia and New Zealand after the company ceased local manufacturing in...

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Aussie dollar hits lowest level since ’09

Aussie dollar hits lowest level since ’09

The Australian dollar is down nearly 6.0 per cent since the start of the year and hitting decade lows against its US counterpart, which is bad news for travellers but could be good for the economy. At 1528 AEDT, the Aussie was buying just 66.00 US cents, the least since during the global financial crisis...