Économie

Coronavirus Economy: 1.5 Million Americans File For Initial Unemployment Claims

Coronavirus Economy: 1.5 Million Americans File For Initial Unemployment Claims Department of Labor. During the week ending June 13, residents of Northeast Tennessee, an eight-county region that includes Washington, Carter, Sullivan and Unicoi counties, filed 649 new claims for unemployment. Since March 15, 622,644 new claims have been filed statewide. For the week that ended May 30, almost 9.3 million people claimed Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits in 44 states,... [Full Article...]

Yvelines: une promotion sur des PS4 chez Lidl vire à l’émeute [vidéo]

Yvelines: une promotion sur des PS4 chez Lidl vire à l’émeute [vidéo] Près de 500 personnes étaient rassemblées ce matin devant le magasin Lidl d'Orgeval , dans les Yvelines , pour profiter de la promotion exceptionnelle, proposée par l'enseigne allemande sur la PlayStation 4 . Elle a également tenu à préciser que "des ventes similaires avaient déjà été mises en place sur d'autres ouvertures et s'étaient très bien déroulées". [Full Article...]

Tesla Model S officially breaks the 400 mile EPA range barrier

Tesla Model S officially breaks the 400 mile EPA range barrier The 2020 Tesla Model S Long Range Plus has now been certified with a driving range of 647 kilometres , up from 629 kilometres. Over 400 miles of range is a huge achievement for the electric vehicle segment, as it's about the same range some similarly sized vehicles powered by gasoline can achieve. [Full Article...]

Wall Street mixed as investors weigh spike in virus cases

Wall Street mixed as investors weigh spike in virus cases Investors grew nervous of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases across the country. US stock benchmarks shook off sharp opening losses Monday to stage the sharpest reversal since late March, with stocks closing higher after the Federal Reserve said it would expand an existing stimulus program to allow it to buy individual corporate bonds . [Full Article...]

Band-Aid Will Finally Make Multi-Racial Bandages With Darker Skin Tones

Band-Aid Will Finally Make Multi-Racial Bandages With Darker Skin Tones We stand in solidarity with our black colleagues, partners and community in the fight against racism, violence and injustice. "We are committed to taking actions to create tangible change for the Black community", the post read, in part. " We can, we must and we will do better ". In 2005, the company introduced its Perfect Blend brand, which included a line of bandages created to match multi-rac... [Full Article...]

European Union nations sign deal for coronavirus vaccine

European Union nations sign deal for coronavirus vaccine The EU population of around 447 million requires the anti-virus vaccine, and the pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca is ready to supply to the EU of 300 million doses of a possible coronavirus vaccine, the German government confirmed on Saturday . [Full Article...]

Oil set for first weekly drop since April on second-wave fears

Oil set for first weekly drop since April on second-wave fears On the demand side, Chinese official figures showed refinery runs in Asia's largest economy rose last month on a year-on-year basis. Crude's six-week rally came to a halt last week amid concerns the worst of the virus isn't over yet and as the Federal Reserve warned the pandemic could inflict lasting damage on the American economy. [Full Article...]

5G : l'Arcep confirme que les enchères auront lieu fin septembre

5G : l'Arcep confirme que les enchères auront lieu fin septembre L'Arcep , régulateur du secteur, annoncera après la clôture de la Bourse quand auront finalement lieu les enchères, qui étaient initialement prévues le 21 avril mais ont été reportées en raison de la pandémie. Si le géant chinois était mis hors-jeu pour des motifs de sécurité nationale, comme aux Etats-Unis où le président Donald Trump l'accuse d'être au service des intérêts de Pékin, Bouygues r... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Rules LGBT Workers Are Protected From Discrimination By Existing Law

Supreme Court Rules LGBT Workers Are Protected From Discrimination By Existing Law The answer is clear", Gorsuch wrote for the majority. "In Title VII , Congress adopted broad language making it illegal for an employer to rely on an employee's sex when deciding to fire that employee", said the court's opinion, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch . [Full Article...]

PM Modi meets senior functionaries to review Covid-19 situation

PM Modi meets senior functionaries to review Covid-19 situation Under this, Modi will interact with chief ministers of Punjab, Assam, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh and all the north-eastern states on June 16. The Health Ministry on Friday said that the doubling time of coronavirus infection cases in India has improved to 17.4 days now from 15.4 days a couple of weeks ago. [Full Article...]

What Microsoft Says about Selling Facial Recognition Software to The Police

What Microsoft Says about Selling Facial Recognition Software to The Police Congress and legislatures nationwide must swiftly stop law enforcement use of face recognition, and companies like Microsoft should work with the civil rights community - not against it - to make that happen. The moves come in the midst of protests about law enforcement brutality and bias after a police officer killed George Floyd , an unarmed black man. [Full Article...]

Bankrupt Hertz OK to sell $1B in new shares

Bankrupt Hertz OK to sell $1B in new shares The company requested court approval to sell more than 246 million shares as an alternative to typical bankruptcy financing, citing the tenfold increase in its shares in the two weeks after its May 22 bankruptcy filing . on May 26 to US$5.53 on Monday. The company's 6 per cent notes due 2028 changed hands at 35.75 USA cents on the dollar Thursday. The boom has coincided with the stock's growing... [Full Article...]

Johnson & Johnson to begin human trials for potential COVID-19 vaccine

Johnson & Johnson to begin human trials for potential COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222, by AstraZeneca, is among the five vaccine contenders supported by the United States government's Operation Warp Speed to fasten the production and distribution of COVID-19 medical counter measures intending to have significant amounts of a safe and effective vaccine against novel coronavirus to be available by January 2021. [Full Article...]

Relance touristique: Québec annonce un plan de 750 M$

Relance touristique: Québec annonce un plan de 750 M$ La ministre du Tourisme, Caroline Proulx a annoncé en conférence de presse qu'à partir du 19 juin, les zoos et les jardins botaniques pourraient accueillir à nouveau des visiteurs. " Nous quadruplons l'enveloppe annuelle moyenne des ententes de partenariat régional en tourisme en octroyant une somme de 25 millions de dollars sur deux ans", a encore annoncé la ministre Proulx. [Full Article...]

Google to prohibit demographic, zip code targeting for housing, employment, credit ads

Google to prohibit demographic, zip code targeting for housing, employment, credit ads Google and Facebook together account for just over half of internet ad sales globally, making their policy actions influential in the industry. US protests following the death of George Floyd , a black man, in Minneapolis police custody have placed a spotlight on racial inequities in the country, including the challenges black people face in finding jobs and housing. [Full Article...]

1.54 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week

COVID-19 has pushed the US unemployment rate to levels not seen since the Great Depression. The new batch of claims also came less than a week after a surprisingly strong May employment report showed the USA adding 2.5 million jobs that month, largely due to 2.7 million workers returning from furloughs. [Full Article...]

Tesla shares surge past $1,000 as Musk revs up the Semi

Tesla shares surge past $1,000 as Musk revs up the Semi Last week, the tech expert launched his Space X shuttle into the sky and now shares in Tesla have passed $1,000 (£788) each as of June 10, surpassing the value of the Japanese giant, Toyota . "Jerome and I are very excited to work with you to bring this incredible product to market!" When asked on Twitter where final assembly will be, Musk replied "we shall see". [Full Article...]

Fed officials see no interest rate increases through 2022

Fed officials see no interest rate increases through 2022 A downbeat economic outlook from the Fed stoked speculation it would have to add to already historic levels of stimulus to safeguard recovery. Federal policymakers said Wednesday that the central bank is committed to continued use of extraordinary support for the economy as it projected a 6.5 percent drop in gross domestic product, or GDP, this year and a 9.3 percent rate of unemployment at ... [Full Article...]

Many more likely sought United States jobless aid even as layoffs slow

Many more likely sought United States jobless aid even as layoffs slow Twelve weeks into the pandemic crisis that put more than 1.2 million New Jersey workers out of work, 94% of people who have filed unemployment claims are receiving benefits, the state Labor Department announced Thursday. "But it is still hard to square the claims figures with the much more upbeat news on the labour market from May's Employment Report". "Nevertheless, despite the discrepancy betw... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk says Tesla ready to start 'volume production' on semi truck

The vague memo and one word "yes" confirmation was enough for Wall Street. Tesla's shares rose about 6% to hit $1,000 on Wednesday after Reuters reported Musk's email, making the Silicon Valley company the second-most valuable automaker in the world, behind Japan's Toyota Motor Corp 7203.T . [Full Article...]


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