nearly one in five Amazon delivery workers injured in 2021, unions say

A work injury rate that is more than double that of the rest of the industry (7.6%), according to a report. More than 18% of Amazon delivery workers, employed by the group’s subcontractors, suffered workplace injuries in 2021, a rate that jumped 40% year on year, according to a coalition of American unions. “Amazon’s huge … Read more

Google launches a call for applications for the financing of African startups

The American computer giant, Google, has launched a call for applications for its Google for startups program. This initiative aims to facilitate access to funding for start-ups founded by Africans. What’s next after this ad Google for startups wants to bridge the existing technology gap in fundraising for startups on the African continent. For this … Read more

Boeing docks Starliner capsule to ISS for the first time | Space News

Boeing’s astronaut capsule reaches International Space Station in uncrewed test do-over after several failed attempts. With only a test dummy aboard, Boeing’s astronaut capsule pulled up and parked at the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time, a huge achievement for the company after years of false starts. With Starliner’s arrival late on Friday, … Read more

Biden’s Fed nominee Michael Barr downplays institution’s climate role

According to Michael Barr, “the only objective should be to understand the risks that the climate could pose to the financial system and to work” on “measures to manage these risks.” The US central bank (Fed) must understand climate risks and help banks deal with them, not determine which sectors they should or should not … Read more

solving the baby milk shortage will take a few weeks

An investigation was opened and the manufacturer points out that no trace of bacteria was found in the boxes of milk in question. Baby milk powder should reappear on store shelves in a few days in the United States but the shortage will not be resolved for several weeks, the head of the American drug … Read more

Consumption does not weaken in the United States, but is inflated by inflation

AFP, published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:54 p.m. Consumer spending is still climbing in the United States, but is inflated by inflation, which lengthens consumers’ bills and reduces the contents of their baskets. Rising costs are also weighing on the profitability of some large retailers such as Walmart. Supermarket giant Walmart, acclaimed for … Read more

Allianz will pay 6 billion dollars to settle a litigation on fraudulent practices in the United States

It is a colossal sanction that falls on the insurance group, Allianz. The policeman of the American Stock Exchange, the SEC, announced Tuesday that the giant of the insurance Allianz had agreed to pay him more than a billion dollars to the authorities to settle a dispute relating to fraudulent practices of its subsidiary of … Read more

Buitoni apologizes for a 20 euro voucher offered to an affected family

The Nestlé brand acknowledged a mistake and said “to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” The family of a little girl contaminated with E. coli bacteria after eating a Buitoni pizza received a 20-euro voucher for this Nestlé brand, which its officials acknowledged on Monday by pleading the error. “This should not have been done … Read more

US invites ASEAN chiefs to try to counter Chinese influence

Published on : 05/13/2022 – 17:28 US President Joe Biden welcomed Asean leaders to the White House on Thursday, May 12, in a charm operation. For two days, the United States and the leaders of Southeast Asian countries are to discuss ways to strengthen their economic and security relations. The Biden administration wants to show … Read more

In the United States, employees in a position of strength

American companies are short of manpower. The ILWU, one of the strongest unions in the country, is in a strong position to win higher wages and better working conditions. Washington Correspondent The negotiations which have just opened between the union of 22,000 dockworkers on the west coast and the operators of the largest American ports … Read more