The US economy grows 2.7% in the last quarter of 2022
The world’s largest economy lost strength and more than expected in the last quarter of 2022, although the labor market remains strong.
The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the economy grew a solid 2.7% in the last quarter of last year, the figure was revised down from the 2.9% pace previously reported in January. Economists expected unrevised GDP growth.
Pentagon posts selfie of Chinese balloon pilot
As if it were one more post for social networks, the United States Department of Defense published a selfie taken by a pilot from the cockpit of a U-2 surveillance plane that was flying near a Chinese balloon accused by Washington of espionage. the day before it was shot down.
This balloon, described by China as a roving weather observation aircraft with no military purpose, was shot down almost three weeks ago on the orders of US President Joe Biden.
The photo released by the Pentagon on Wednesday shows a white balloon flying over the central United States on February 3 while being watched by the pilot of the U-2 plane. In the image, the balloon’s solar panels are visible and the pilot’s helmet is in the foreground.