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

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

Ever-defiant Elon Musk wonders if Twitter is ‘dying’

Elon Musk, the Tesla boss now a member of Twitter’s board of directors, wondered on Saturday, in his typically provocative way, if the social network was “dying“, mentioning very followed but not very active accounts. Read alsoElon Musk becomes first shareholder of the social network Twitter “Most of these “great” accounts rarely tweet and post … Read more

Elon Musk’s long-awaited presentation of his Starship mega-rocket

SpaceX boss Elon Musk is due to speak Thursday evening in front of a model of his giant Starship rocket on the progress of this extraordinary project, intended to allow humans to make interplanetary travel. Read alsoThe crazy bet of Starship, Elon Musk’s giant rocket The event is of particular importance since this vehicle was … Read more

investigation into possible misuse of data by Amazon

The American financial markets regulator, the SEC, is investigating the practices of the online sales giant Amazon in handling merchant data and their possible use to create its own products, according to the wall street journal. Read alsoThe Ariane rocket wins the “contract of the century” with Amazon Asked by AFP, the Securities and Exchange … Read more