Zurich Insurance sells life insurance business in Italy to GamaLife

The Swiss insurer Zurich Insurance will sell life insurance and pensions activities in Italy to the Portuguese group GamaLife, it announced on Monday, without disclosing the amount of the transaction. Read alsoLife insurance: the French rediscover the taste for risk This sale will enable it to improve the use of its capital in its life … Read more

an Evergreen company container ship stranded for a month on the East Coast finally freed from sand

The Ever Forward was stranded in the Chesapeake Bay, north of Washington, after a failed turn on the night of March 13-14. It is operated by the company whose another ship, the Ever Given, blocked the Suez Canal in March 2021. A gigantic container ship stranded for more than a month in a bay on … Read more

the jump in automobile production in March boosts industrial production

Industrial production in the United States increased in March at the same pace as in February, driven by the strong rebound in automobile production, according to data released Friday by the American Central Bank (Fed). The increase in total production was 0.9% in March, as in February, according to upwardly revised data also published on … Read more

In the United States, wind turbines briefly eclipse nuclear and coal

A symbolic step, wind turbines have for the first time in the United States produced more electricity in one day than coal or nuclear, the American Energy Information Agency (EIA) said on Thursday. Read alsoEDF plants first offshore wind turbine in France They generated a total of 2,017 gigawatt-hours of electricity on March 29, with … Read more

FBI accuses North Korea-linked hackers of stealing $600 million in cryptocurrencies

A group of hackers linked to North Korea is responsible for the theft of $620 million in cryptocurrency that followed the hack of the Axie Infinity video game in late March, US authorities said Thursday (April 14th). “Through our investigation, we were able to confirm that the Lazarus Group and APT38, online actors associated with … Read more

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

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

Five years in prison for an American who provided North Korea with cryptocurrency advice

An American, accused of being a hacker and cryptocurrency expert, was sentenced in New York on Tuesday (April 12) to more than five years in prison for providing financial advice to North Korea so that it escapes international sanctions . Virgil Griffith, 39, pleaded “guilty” before the American federal justice which had been prosecuting him … 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

Partouche will soon accept cryptocurrencies in its casinos

This Tuesday was launched a first project, “Joker Club”, a collection of NFT – a digital property certificate – made of “8,888 images each representing a unique joker”. Casino operator Partouche will accept cryptocurrency in its casinosfrom this season“Announced to AFP Patrick Partouche, the chairman of its supervisory board, on the occasion of the launch … Read more