Daily Archives: May 12, 2021

Scarce gasoline, rising prices: The cyberattack on the largest gasoline pipeline in the U.S. is causing uncertainty. The government is trying to prevent hoarding purchases with appeals. The U.S. government has urged citizens not to hoard fuel following the cyberattack on the largest gasoline pipeline in the country. “The next few days will be challenging,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Tuesday (local time) in Washington. But the situation will soon return to normal, she said, adding that there is no shortage of fuel. The government is asking that people refrain from hoarding purchases. “We have gasoline, we just need to…

Despite progress on vaccination and the prospect of opening up, the British economy has shrunk. According to statisticians, economic output is 8.7 percent below pre-crisis levels. The British economy suffered significant losses in the first quarter. Gross domestic product fell by 1.5 percent from January to March compared with the previous quarter, according to the statistics office in London. In the final quarter of 2020, there had still been growth of 1.3 percent. Economic output is still 8.7 percent below the pre-crisis level of the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the statisticians, which is the last quarter in which…

Amazon’s share price rose by more than 75 percent in 2020. The head of the online retailer has now turned more shares into cash. Jeff Bezos may need the money for his space plans – or a yacht. Just last week, Jeff Bezos sold Amazon shares worth almost two billion dollars, and now the head of the online retailer is once again selling off more company shares in a big way. Since the beginning of the month, Bezos has disposed of around two million shares in his company, according to documents from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Most…

More than a year after the Corona pandemic began, the coronavirus is still gripping the world. But scientists are already looking at the influenza virus with concern. They believe the next flu season could be particularly severe. Is there a threat of a major influenza wave after the Corona pandemic? The current flu season was almost entirely absent, thanks to Corona protections. In the U.S., there have been only 2,000 lab-confirmed cases of flu so far this season – there are usually already around 200,000 this time of year, according to editor Lauren Dunn on the NBC News portal. Worldwide,…