Économie

Mexico fuel-pipe blaze death toll rises to 66: governor

Mexico fuel-pipe blaze death toll rises to 66: governor Hidalgo governor Omar Fayad said 21 people were killed immediately and 71 suffered burns in the blast at the duct that carries fuel -apparently petrol - from the Gulf coast to Tula, a city just north of Mexico City. "Apart from being illegal, it puts your life and those of your families in danger". Fuel thefts cost the country about $3 billion annually, the government says. [Full Article...]

Facebook follows Google with funds to support journalism

Facebook follows Google with funds to support journalism The company said it would be investing in local reporters and newsrooms as well as helping media organisations to create sustainable business models. The substantial investment is meant to help both US and worldwide newsrooms "create and sustain viable business models to survive", the company said on Tuesday, according to Reuters . [Full Article...]

Microsoft Will Loan Up To $500 Million To Address Seattle's Housing Crisis

Microsoft Will Loan Up To $500 Million To Address Seattle's Housing Crisis The company will offer $225 million in low-priced loans to subsidize the preservation and construction of middle-income or "work force" housing in six cities - Redmond, Bellevue , Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish and Renton - where the company has more than 50,000 employees. [Full Article...]

Tesla cuts 7 percent of staff, sees 'very difficult' road ahead

Tesla cuts 7 percent of staff, sees 'very difficult' road ahead In the email , Musk states "we unfortunately have no choice but to reduce full-time employee headcount", adding that "there isn't any other way" to achieve Tesla's goals. In the email, Musk hints at the intense work environment (one Musk imposes on himself, as well: in April of past year, he said he was sleeping on the factory floor to save time) and acknowledges that it will continue for the s... [Full Article...]

Man jumps from Royal Caribbean ship, gets banned for life

Man jumps from Royal Caribbean ship, gets banned for life The video didn't show Naydev's impact, but he survived - and posted the footage to Instagram last Friday. When he got back onto the boat, ship security told him that he and his friends were being kicked off the cruise. Naydev told the news outlet that he "did not think this through" before jumping from the ship. In an Instagram comment Naydev said, "I was still drunk from the previous nigh... [Full Article...]

Faut-il créer des géants européens — Alstom-Siemens

Faut-il créer des géants européens — Alstom-Siemens La Commission doit rendre son avis au plus tard le 18 février. Celui-ci atteindrait 15 milliards d'euros, représentant ainsi la deuxième entreprise ferroviaire mondiale. Une porte-parole d'Alstom n'a pas souhaité s'exprimer sur une éventuelle demande de la Commission européenne en vue de concessions supplémentaires. [Full Article...]

Taiwan says it won't bow to pressure amid China tension

Taiwan says it won't bow to pressure amid China tension China has tripled its military spending since 2002, hitting roughly £155billion past year. "As it (China's military power) continues to grow in strength and confidence, our nation's leaders will face a China insistent on having a greater voice in global interactions, which at times may be antithetical to United States interests", Lieutenant General Robert Ashley, director of the DIA, wrote in t... [Full Article...]

USA investigating whether Huawei stole trade secrets

USA investigating whether Huawei stole trade secrets Between allegations of spying , executives being arrested , and more, you wouldn't think that there could be any additional bad blood between the two. The investigation is at an advanced stage and an indictment could come soon, one of the people said. In a related move, lawmakers introduced a bill to ban the export of American parts and components to Chinese telecom companies that are in viola... [Full Article...]

China brushes off global outrage over death sentence for Canadian

China brushes off global outrage over death sentence for Canadian Canada had a year ago also publicly pushed back against political pressure from Washington to ban Huawei from its 5G network, as Australia and New Zealand had done, and was yet to announce a decision. Beijing issued a similar response hours later, calling on Chinese citizens to "travel cautiously" after a Chinese citizen was "arbitrarily detained on the basis of a request of a third-party countr... [Full Article...]

Roundup Pro 360: La justice annule l'autorisation de vente

Roundup Pro 360: La justice annule l'autorisation de vente Le tribunal a estimé que l'Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail (Anses) avait commis cette erreur d'appréciation au regard du principe de précaution "en autorisant ce produit le 6 mars 2017". [Full Article...]

Pound swings wildly after May's Brexit deal defeated

Pound swings wildly after May's Brexit deal defeated There's "zero chance" of May renegotiating her present deal with Brussels, said Nile Gardiner, former aide to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Sammy Wilson, Brexit spokesman with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, upon which May relies for her Commons majority, told the BBC his party would not be forced into backing the deal by fears over the border. [Full Article...]

California Power Company to File for Bankruptcy Over Wildfire Liabilities

California Power Company to File for Bankruptcy Over Wildfire Liabilities That does not include claims from 2018 wildfires. Solar and wind energy providers are among those who could suffer. According to a recent update by the California Energy Commission, in 2018 about 34% of retail electricity sales came from Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS)-eligible renewable resources. [Full Article...]

Le gouvernement britannique survit de justesse à une motion de censure

Le gouvernement britannique survit de justesse à une motion de censure Les députés travaillistes, opposés à l'accord, sont aussi sur le pont, prêts à frapper: si Theresa May ne réussit pas à l'emporter, ils vont tenter d'engager une motion de censure à son égard, de convoquer des élections anticipées et de peser pour un second référendum. [Full Article...]

Netflix augmente ses tarifs aux Etats-Unis

Netflix augmente ses tarifs aux Etats-Unis C'est la première fois depuis octobre 2017 que Netflix augmente ses prix aux Etats-Unis. Netflix augmente ses tarifs. C'est ce qu'indique un représentant de Netflix cité par Capital.fr. La plateforme a l'habitude de tester tout changement de tarif dans une région limitée mais vu la nécessité d'investir dans des contenus originaux, Netflix devrait sûrement appliquer cette augmentation en... [Full Article...]

No confidence vote: How it will work with Theresa May’s Conservative government

No confidence vote: How it will work with Theresa May’s Conservative government She added: "It is clear that the House does not support this deal". The PM said: "The House has spoken and the Government will listen". The DUP's Sammy Wilson has said the party will support the government saying they want a change in policy, not administrations. [Full Article...]

China Reports Record Trade Surplus With United States

China Reports Record Trade Surplus With United States Soybean imports past year fell 7.9 percent to 88.03 million tonnes, customs said. For the month, imports also unexpectedly contracted, falling 7.6 percent, the biggest decline since July 2016. China has retaliated with tariffs of its own. That reflects the impact of Beijing's retaliatory tariffs and encouragement to importers to buy more from non-U.S. [Full Article...]

Joe Lieberman Lashes Back at Controversial Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

Joe Lieberman Lashes Back at Controversial Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed after a white supremacist rammed his vehicle into a group of people. After issuing a second statement directly calling out those groups and calling racism "evil", the president defended his initial statement, insisting during a press conference there "was blame on both sides" for the rally's violence. [Full Article...]

Pologne. Un homme d'affaires chinois et un Polonais arrêtés pour espionnage

Pologne. Un homme d'affaires chinois et un Polonais arrêtés pour espionnage Le premier est suspecté de travailler pour le géant chinois Huawei , déjà au cœur d'une brouille entre Washington et Pékin. Le Polonais impliqué était quant à lui un conseiller de la filiale polonaise du groupe français de télécommunications Orange . [Full Article...]

Cadillac reveals its first electric vehicle

Cadillac reveals its first electric vehicle Cadillac's electric crossover is expected to be a mid-size model created to take on the Tesla Model X and offer buyers the choice of two or three rows of seats. Both rely on 21-inch aluminum wheels to transfer power to the road, but with different performances when it comes to braking, for instance. The newest additions to the all-new Explorer family - built at Ford Chicago Assembly Plant - wil... [Full Article...]

Mnangagwa digs in despite violent protests

Mnangagwa digs in despite violent protests Petrol prices have been raised from $1.24 a litre to $3.31 (2.89 euros) and diesel from $1.36 a litre to $3.11. Hundreds of residents in the townships of Epworth, Mabvuku and Mbare, all opposition strongholds, protested by setting tyres alight and blocking roads with stones after the main labour union called for a three-day strike starting on Monday in response to the price increase. [Full Article...]


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