In the United States, wind turbines briefly eclipse nuclear and coal

A symbolic step, wind turbines have for the first time in the United States produced more electricity in one day than coal or nuclear, the American Energy Information Agency (EIA) said on Thursday. Read alsoEDF plants first offshore wind turbine in France They generated a total of 2,017 gigawatt-hours of electricity on March 29, with … Read more

surprise rebound in consumer confidence in April

U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly rebounded in April as the outlook for jobs and wages was positive, but the level remains very low, according to the University of Michigan survey’s preliminary estimate released Thursday. The index measuring confidence jumped 10.6% in April from March, and climbed to 65.7 points, surprising analysts who expected a further drop … Read more

judge drastically reduces Tesla damages to ex-employee

A US judge drastically reduced on Wednesday – from 137 to 15 million dollars – the damages that Tesla will have to pay to an ex-employee victim of racism, while maintaining the guilt of the automaker. Read alsoTesla Motors, the start-up that has succeeded in the electric car bet The San Francisco judge found “excessive” … Read more

Juul to pay $22.5 million in US lawsuit

The American manufacturer of electronic cigarettes Juul has agreed to pay 22.5 million dollars in the context of a complaint in the United States, accusing it in particular of having targeted teenagers in its marketing strategy, announced Wednesday April 13 the Washington state attorney general. “Juul puts profits before people”said Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who … Read more

United States congratulates Pakistan’s new prime minister

The United States congratulated on Wednesday April 13 the new Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif, elected Monday after the ejection, the day before, of his predecessor Imran Khan, who accused Washington of having pushed him towards the exit. “The United States congratulates newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif, and we look forward … Read more

Amazon responsible for half of warehouse injuries in 2021

Amazon logistics center workers have suffered more than 34,000 “serious injuries” last year, a rate twice as high as that of American warehouses not belonging to the Seattle group. Amazon employs a third of employees working in warehouses in the United States, but almost half of the work accidents in this type of sites occurred … Read more

March inflation expected ‘extraordinarily high’

Inflation for March in the United States, whose figures will be published on Tuesday, should be “extraordinarily high”White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki warned on Monday, pointing to further price spikes linked to the war in Ukraine. Read alsoHow inflation relieves Italy’s debt “We expect CPI inflation in March to be extraordinarily high due to the … Read more

Beijing denounces the “accusations” of the United States concerning the Covid-19 in Shanghai

China has accused the United States of wearing “groundless accusationson its policy to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, after rising cases in Shanghai led the US consulate in that city to allow the “voluntary departureof non-essential diplomats. Read alsoIn Shanghai, the zero Covid strategy sows anger and doubt Faced with the worst wave of the virus … Read more

Iran accuses the United States of wanting to impose new conditions

Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday accused the United States of seeking to “impose new conditionsduring the Vienna talks on reinstating the 2015 nuclear deal.Regarding the lifting of sanctions, they (the Americans) are interested in imposing new conditions outside the negotiations“, said Hossein Amir-Abdollahian quoted by the official news agency IRNA. “In the past two or … Read more

Tesla’s Autopilot under new investigation, for unexpected braking

The US Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA) has opened a new investigation related to a Tesla driver assistance system, Autopilot, after several complaints from drivers concerned about unexpected braking, according to documents released Thursday. Read alsoThe irresistible rise of Tesla The agency explains in a document that it has received 354 complaints over the past … Read more