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Passengers Experience Little Disruption Despite Grounding Of Boeing's 737 Max Jets

6 days ago   |   By NPR

A day after the FAA ordered the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max jets, there were plenty of cancelled flights and stranded passengers, but overall there was little disruption to the air traffic system.
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737 MAX could be grounded through April or longer

737 MAX could be grounded through April or longer

6 days ago   |   By Politico

It could take a month and a half or more before Boeing 737 MAX jets are back up in the air, according to a timeline for a software fix and pilot retraining the FAA briefed members of the House Transportation Committee on this morning. Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Rick Larsen said there will be a “software fix over the next month, month and a half, and then the process, at least in the U.S., to implement the training which will then eventually lead to airlines being allowed to fly the 737 MAX.“ “The software fix is due out in a couple weeks and going fleet-wide is going to take at least...
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The government's grounding of all Boeing 737 Max jets is a reminder that the US still doesn't have a leader for its top air safety agency

The government's grounding of all Boeing 737 Max jets is a reminder that the US still doesn't have a leader for its top air safety agency

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The US' air safety agency has been thrust into the spotlight this week after being one of the last to ground Boeing's 737 Max aircraft.
President Donald Trump has not appointed anyone to lead the agency, which is currently being led by an acting administrator.
Of 712 appointed positions requiring Senate approval, only 429 have been confirmed under the current administration.
Of the 144 executive branch positions that have yet to receive a nominee from President Donald Trump, one was front and center this week.
On Tuesday, the United States found itself alone in allowing the Boeing 737 Max...
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New Zealand announces ban on military style semi-automatic and assault...

New Zealand announces ban on military style semi-automatic and assault rifles less than a week after Christchurch massacre

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban on all "military-style semi-automatic weapons" and assault rifles, at a press conference on Thursday local time. "In... Read more ...

Fed Signals Rate Hikes May Be Over For 2019

Fed Signals Rate Hikes May Be Over For 2019

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no more rate hikes may be necessary this year amid signs of economic slowing. Read more ...

Fed Signals Rate Hikes May Be Over For 2019

Fed Signals Rate Hikes May Be Over For 2019

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no more rate hikes may be necessary this year amid signs of economic slowing. Read more ...

Federal Reserve, rejecting Trump's growth forecast, confirms rate-hike pause

Federal Reserve, rejecting Trump's growth forecast, confirms rate-hike pause

The Federal Reserve sent a clear signal Wednesday that it's unlikely to raise interest rates at all this year, a striking change from December when central bank officials... Read more ...

Trump reminds Ohio voters of economy, renews McCain attacks

Trump reminds Ohio voters of economy, renews McCain attacks

President Donald Trump returned Wednesday to Ohio, the state that foretold his 2016 victory, with a tour of a tank plant, where he touted its revival and told cheering workers... Read more ...

Americans spent almost $40 billion - yes, billion - on drunk shopping last year

Americans spent almost $40 billion - yes, billion - on drunk shopping last year

In the last year, Americans spent nearly $40 billion while drunk . That's billion with a B. A shocking amount of that went to food . People also bought shoes and... Read more ...

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Apple's new AirPods have better battery life and a cool new wireless charging case - you can preorder a pair now for $159 or $199

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Dai is the next big women's performance workwear brand you should know...

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EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion Over 'Abusive' Online Ad Strategies

EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion Over 'Abusive' Online Ad Strategies

For years, AdSense contracts gave Google a wide range of control, including how its rivals' search ads would appear - and their size, color and font, the EU says. Read more ...

Lyft will be the first ride-hailing company to go public. Here's how its...

Lyft will be the first ride-hailing company to go public. Here's how its numbers compare to Uber

Lyft is Wall Street's first shot at ride hailing. While the company is much smaller than Uber, it has been slowly gaining ground on its global competitor. Business Insider... Read more ...