The Scottish Government has been advised to guarantee jobs for at least two years for 16 to 25-year-olds.
Coronavirus pandemic affected GDP by more than first thought between January and March.
Scottish companies feel less confident than those in other nations, according to a new survey.
The Prime Minister said he is preparing for an effort comparable to Franklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal.
Advisory group led by Tesco Bank boss Benny Higgins call for a two-year jobs guarantee for 16 to 25-year-olds.
UK's largest building materials group, which includes Wickes DIY chain, plans to close around 165 branches.
The Restaurant Group, which owns the chain, says it had been on the 'sharp end of the Covid-19 pandemic'.
Conditions for businesses remain 'extremely challenging' with falls in activity and new work.
The First Minister said the country is now facing an 'economic emergency' due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Constitutional relations secretary Michael Russell warned of a 'catastrophic' recession due to Covid-19.
It comes after the heritage body warned 429 of its workers face being made redundant due to Covid-19.
Private sector activity in Scotland fell at an unparalleled level in April, according to an RBS survey.
Anika and Andreas Schulz' plight comes as a leading economist warned many job losses could become permanent.
The Scottish Government said the coronavirus outbreak is an 'economic emergency'.
A three-year independent review into the care system has laid out the social and financial cost of its failings.
The latest economic figures show Scotland has returned to growth, with GDP rising by 0.3% in the last quarter.
The Scottish unemployment rate has outstripped the UK's for the first time since Spring this year.