In the United States, changing consumer behavior is destabilizing retail giants

DECRYPTION – In response to inflation, Americans suddenly decided to limit their spending on goods. A shift with serious consequences. Wall Street is giving the biggest names in the real economy punishments the likes of which have not been seen since the crash of 1987. Retail leaders Walmart, Target, Costco, Kohl’s and Amazon have seen … Read more

Amber Heard fends off attacks from Johnny Depp’s lawyers

For several hours, Camille Vasquez, one of Johnny Depp’s lawyers, tried to portray the 36-year-old actress as the instigator of the many arguments with her ex-husband, and often the first to strike. “I have never assaulted Mr. Depp or anyone with whom I had a romantic relationship, ever,” replied Amber Heard confidently in court in … 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

the American life of the Aldabaan family – Liberation

Each week, “Liberation” reviews the news of children’s books. This week, a graphic novel on the daily life of Syrians exiled in a small town in the United States. The circumstances are not ideal: the Aldabaans, a family of Syrians, land in the United States in November 2016 when Trump wins the presidential election; so … Read more

In the United States, the firearms market has exploded in twenty years

The number of firearm deaths in the country has increased “historical” in 2020, potentially caused by the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic and poverty. US gunmakers have produced more than 139 million commercial firearms over the past 20 years, including 11.3 million in 2020, according to a Justice Department report released Tuesday (May 17). Read … Read more

US announces limited sanctions relief on Venezuela

Published on : 05/18/2022 – 00:05 The day after the lifting of certain sanctions against Cuba, Washington announced on Tuesday an easing of sanctions against Venezuela, in particular concerning a “limited exemption” granted to the American oil group Chevron within the framework of the embargo. This gesture comes ahead of the Summit of the Americas … 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

in Pennsylvania, Republican candidates jostle for the midterm election

Published on : 05/17/2022 – 07:18 Voting day in some US states. The campaign for the midterm elections has begun. In Pennsylvania, it’s the primary elections. Members of each party nominate their candidates for the November senatorial elections. Among the Republicans the race is undecided. With our correspondent in the United States, Guillaume Naudin They … Read more

Franco-Venezuelan doctor charged in the United States for selling ransomware

A Franco-Venezuelan doctor has been charged in the United States for the sale of ransomware used in computer attacks, the United States Department of Justice announced on Monday May 16. Moises Luis Zagala Gonzalez, a 55-year-old cardiologist residing in Venezuela, is accused by the American courts of “computer intrusion attempts” and to have “conspired to … Read more