Walmart expands drone delivery service

The American retail giant Walmart announced on Tuesday the expansion of its drone delivery service, planning to make it available in 34 locations in the United States by the end of the year. The drones will be operational in six US states (Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Utah and Virginia) with the ability to reach up … Read more

household financial health at its highest end of 2021, before Omicron and inflation

The financial health of American families was, in the fall of 2021, at its highest in almost a decade, before the Omicron variant weighed on the economy and inflation slashed purchasing power, according to a Fed study released Monday. The general standard of living was, at this time,at the highest“Since the study was created in … Read more

31 tons of powdered milk landed in the United States

A plane from Germany with more than 31 tons of cans of baby milk powder intended for the American market, affected by a major shortage, landed on Sunday morning in the United States, according to images broadcast on American television channels. President Joe Biden had earlier announced on Twitter that a plane “loaded with more … Read more

two sons of ex-president of Panama sentenced to 3 years in prison

A New York court sentenced Luis Enrique and Ricardo Martinelli, sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, to three years in prison on Friday, May 20, accusing them of being at the origin of the corruption system set up in Panama. with the Brazilian multinational Odebrecht. Read alsoThe fall of Odebrecht, a giant of Brazilian … Read more

United States and Taiwan want to strengthen their economic ties

The United States and Taiwan have decided to strengthen their commercial relations which for the moment are not sealed by a bilateral agreement, the Biden administration announced on Friday. US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai and Taiwanese Minister John Deng met and “instructed their teams to explore concrete ways to deepen the U.S.-Taiwan trade and … Read more

the number of unemployment benefits paid is at its lowest since 1969

The number of jobless claimants in the United States in early May hit its lowest level since December 1969, but jobless claims have been climbing since early April, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. Read alsoCovid-19: the Canadian government wants to suspend unemployment benefits for those who have not been vaccinated From May 1 … Read more

the share of workers born outside the United States has returned to its 2019 level

The share of foreign-born workers in the U.S. workforce in 2021 returned to pre-pandemic 2019 levels as the country faces a significant labor shortage. “In 2021, the foreign-born share of the U.S. civilian workforce returned to pre-pandemic levels of 17.4% in 2019 from 17.0% in 2020”the Department of Labor (BLS) said in a statement on … Read more

unexpected drop in oil inventories of 3.4 million barrels

Commercial crude oil reserves in the United States fell sharply last week, according to figures released on Wednesday by the US Energy Information Agency (EIA), as the market expected a rise. During the week ended May 13, crude inventories fell by 3.4 million net barrels, while analysts expected an increase of 2.0 million, to settle … Read more

growth but not too much to curb inflation, recommends the chairman of the Fed

American growth must remain positive without being too strong to be able to curb inflation, indicated Tuesday May 17 the president of the American central bank (Fed), Jerome Powell. “What we really need is to get growth back down from its very high levels of last year, to slow down while remaining positive.“, so that … Read more

The booster dose of anti-Covid-19 vaccine authorized for 5-11 year olds in the United States

Children aged 5 to 11 will in turn be able to receive a booster dose of Pfizer’s anti-Covid vaccine, US health authorities announced on Tuesday May 17. Read alsoCovid-19: vaccinating the most vulnerable, the lessons of a crisis The United States Medicines Agency (FDA) has authorized the booster dose for this age group “to provide … Read more